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Macrobond Financial Appoints Howard Rees As Chief Commercial Officer - Rees To Deliver On Macrobond’s Global Growth Plans To Make Macroeconomic Intelligence More Widely Available For Finance Professionals

Date 23/02/2021

MACROBOND Financial [Macrobond], a leading provider of economic and financial data, announced today that it has appointed Howard Rees as Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately. He will oversee all global sales, customer activities; and strategic partnerships from the company’s London office. 

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Data and analytics are needed more than ever to interpret global macroeconomic trends and market developments. At the same time, the information economists, strategists, and analysts must access and analyse is growing exponentially. Simpler ways are therefore needed to quickly extract information from millions of data points to uncover the real economic story.


Macrobond is the world’s most comprehensive source of economic intelligence for finance professionals, delivering instant access to clean macroeconomic and top-down financial time-series data from more than 2,000 sources from across  200 countries, combined with integrated analytics. Acting as a single-source of truth across organisations ranging from financial institutions to governmental bodies, Macrobond users can find, analyse and visualise data, gain strategically relevant insights and collaborate across their business to stay ahead of and respond to rapidly changing market conditions. 

“Macrobond is built on strong and lasting relationships, and Howard is already making a solid impact on many of our 500+ customers around the world,” said Tomas Liljeborg, Chief Executive Officer, Macrobond. “Howard’s track record of driving global growth, and in particular, his proven track record in selling enterprise solutions, along with his passion, creativity and vision, make him a strong addition to our executive team.”

Rees most recently served as Head of International Sales at Burgiss, where he led the US private-equity data and analytics provider’s expansion across key markets. Prior to that, he held multiple senior leadership sales roles at Bloomberg LP globally, including Global Head of Sales for the Bloomberg Data Management Services (formerly Bloomberg PolarLake) solution, Head of their UK buy-side division, as well as EMEA Head of Business Development. In these roles, he built high-performing teams that consistently delivered seven-figure enterprise sales to tier 1 buy-side and sell-side institutions around the world.

Howard Rees, CCO, Macrobond, commented: “Access to timely, topical and comprehensive economic intelligence has never been more important for finance professionals, economists and analysts and I am delighted to join Macrobond at such a crucial time for the industry and the business.” 

Rees added: “I look forward to  working alongside our talented global team, continuing to add value to our existing customers, as well as expanding our footprint across our growing market. The new capabilities that we are releasing this year represent a revolution in the way that firms can work with macroeconomic data and I am excited to be part of this journey.”

Rees holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Leeds University in England. 

Background

Tomas Liljeborg, CEO, Macrobond Financial
Tomas Liljeborg is the founder and CEO of Macrobond Financial, a leading provider of macroeconomic and financial time-series data for financial professionals. Prior to that, he was Head of Sales at former Swedish data firm EcoWin, which was acquired by the Reuters group in 2005. Subsequently, Tomas became Global Head of Sales at Thomson Reuters, leaving the firm in 2007 to launch Macrobond the following year.  Tomas began his career at AEG GmbH, Germany, and the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in the US. He holds a Master of Science in Economics from Lund University, Sweden. 


Howard Rees, Chief Commercial Officer
Howard Rees is the Chief Commercial Officer of Macrobond Financial, a leading provider of macroeconomic and financial time-series data for financial professionals. He oversees all commercial-related activities including new business sales, customer success, strategy, operations, and marketing. Most recently, Howard served as Head of International Sales at Burgiss, where he led the US private-equity data and analytics provider’s expansion across key markets. Prior to that, he held multiple senior leadership sales roles at Bloomberg LP globally, including Global Head of Sales for the Bloomberg Data Management Services (formerly Bloomberg PolarLake) solution, Head of their UK buy-side division, as well as EMEA Head of Business Development. He started his career in sales at Bloomberg and Sage Software. Howard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Leeds University in England.