B2 Group partners with US management consulting firm, Gartland and Mellina Group

London - 12 March 2013

New market opportunities demonstrate growing acceptance of the GTS platform

The B2 Group provider of cloud based FX, funds and payments STP software and consultancy solutions to transaction banks and corporates across the globe, announced today a strategic partnership with New York based management consulting firm and financial services specialists, Gartland & Mellina Group (“GMG”).

The partnership with GMG will enable B2 Group products and services to be sold and supported in the US market by the highly respected team at GMG.

“Choosing the right partner is vital to the success of any business. For the B2 Group, the team at GMG are a perfect fit. Their philosophy is similar to ours, in that we both offer best-of-breed solutions and services for our customers which are backed by experienced and dedicated specialists with extensive business, sales and technical expertise. This partnership is a very positive step forward for The B2 Group in the US market and I am personally delighted to be working with Al Mellina and his team at GMG,” comments Phil Boland, CEO, The B2 Group.

GMG was established to serve the Financial Services markets. They support this market through a practice structure which is staffed by professionals with extensive knowledge and experience in the relevant domains. Those practices are Consulting, specifically focusing on the Wealth Investment Management, Capital Markets and Alternatives, as well as a Financial Strategy and Solutions Group. Technology Services, on-shore and off-shore application development and maintenance. Innovation/Incubation which is an avenue for customers to evaluate, test and prototype technologies and the Asset Recovery practice which recovers unclaimed assets including securities, bonds and cash for its clients.

Referring to the new partnership, Albert J. Mellina, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of GMG said “We are very pleased to have formalised our relationship with The B2 Group. They have built an enviable reputation for delivering technology solutions that are robust and reliable which fits nicely with our desire to partner with only “best of breed” companies. Our combined products, services and experience enable us to offer the US financial services market a reputable source of expertise when it comes to addressing technology challenges.”

Martin Brennan, Head of B2’s Strategic Banking Relationships, will be responsible for the growth and success of the partnership between The B2 Group and GMG.

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