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TickSmith Appoints Ian Gilbert as Chief Revenue Officer


Leadership Appointment Follows $20M Series A Funding Round

Montreal, QC Feb. 24, 2022 – TickSmith, a global financial technology leader in helping organizations easily organize, distribute and monetize their data, has appointed Ian Gilbert as Chief Revenue Officer. 

Drawing on 30 years of global technology sales and marketing experience, Gilbert will help grow TickSmith’s organization to meet market needs and serve new industry verticals, including retail, healthcare, technology, and more. 

“Ian is an accomplished and veteran sales leader who brings a vision for TickSmith that will help us continue our growth,” said Francis Wenzel, TickSmith CEO. “We are at an exciting and pivotal moment in TickSmith’s history where data monetization and helping firms leverage their data couldn’t be more important across all markets and industries.” 

Prior to joining TickSmith, Gilbert has spent the past 18 years working with early-stage and fast-growth B2B enterprise software businesses spanning the United States, Europe, and Canada. Most recently, he served as Chief Revenue Officer at PureWeb, an enterprise platform for the cloud distribution of commercial metaverse applications. 

“TickSmith has proven it is delivering real solutions to meet the growing demand for data monetization,” said Gilbert. “My vision is to accelerate the company’s current growth and to help firms of all sizes from diverse industries understand and experience the power of data monetization.”

Gilbert continued, “companies who do not adopt strategies for organizing, distributing, and monetizing their data today and into the future will risk falling behind their competition. The opportunity to help firms across all verticals leverage their data is significant, and TickSmith is uniquely positioned to capture this moment. I’m excited to get started.”

The appointment follows TickSmith’s $20M Series A funding round, led by Investissement Québec and followed by Fonds de solidarité FTQ, CME Ventures, Databricks Ventures, with additional funding from existing investors Anges Québec, Anges Québec Capital and Illuminate Financial Management.

“Ian is joining us at an exciting point in our industry and in TickSmith’s history,” said Wenzel. “Data commerce is growing quickly, and we are focused on establishing market leadership. We’re excited for Ian to have a key role in shaping our trajectory.”

About TickSmith

TickSmith, with its Enterprise Data Web Store, simplifies the online data shopping and distribution experience for data buyers and provides the necessary tools for data producers to connect, package, monetize and distribute their data. Already enabling the world’s leading exchanges and financial institutions to generate new revenue streams and increase their customer base, the Data Web Store provides a proven, secure, end-to-end solution that removes the complexities of selling and buying data.


Source and information

Michael Grimm 
TickSmith Media Relations