Aryza appoints new CEO to support North America launch

24th June 2022

Aryza has announced plans to launch in North America with the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the region.

Brent Reuter has been appointed as the new CEO to support the launch. Reuter has worked in the financial industry for more than 25 years and led First Data in Canada growing their Merchant Processing business becoming one the of the largest processors in Canada, and then spent more than 10 years at the Royal Bank of Canada leading North American Sales of their Investor and Treasury Services business. 

Reuter then moved to Hong Kong to oversee their Asian business and later establishing and building their US footprint building out their office in New York. After moving back to Canada, he has led sales teams in Institutional Investment Management for both CIBC and Onex.

Stephanie Harper will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Aryza Canada on 30th June 2022 but will continue her involvement with Aryza as a non-executive Director and a strategic advisor to the Group.

Colin Brown, Global CEO of Aryza said “I wish to express our gratitude to Stephanie for her commitment to our Canadian business and clients who Stephanie has supported so well over her tenure.  We are delighted that Brent has decided to take up the challenge and I am looking forward to working with him to build on our presence in Canada, and to explore new products and markets.”

The focus in Canada and North America will be to consolidate the position in the Insolvency sector while bringing select web based Aryza products across the credit lifecycle.

Brent Reuter, CEO said “I am looking forward to working with the Aryza team in Canada and around the world to explore how technology can be applied to our existing business model and to see how group products can open new doors for our Canadian business for example looking at alternative lending solutions.   The opportunities are endless, and I am pleased to be joining Aryza at such an exciting time for the group.”