Rusada Executive Profiles
Julian Stourton – Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Julian Stourton has been the Chief Executive Officer of Rusada and Koukis Holdings SA since 2010. From September 2001 to March 2009, Mr. Stourton served with Temenos SA, the world’s largest banking software company, in various roles including COO, General Manager of Africa, and GM Northern Europe. From 1989 to 2001, he served as the Chief Operating Officer for Europe at System Software Associates Inc., the largest AS400 ERP Company at the time. He sits on a number of boards relating to his position as CEO of Koukis Holdings. Mr. Stourton earned his qualifications at Ampleforth College in the United Kingdom in 1978.
Mr. Stourton has a proven track record of success in management of companies principally in the computer and software world, where he has 25 years of proven sales and management. Mr. Stourton’s immense experience and expertise have led to the growth of many of the companies in the Koukis Holdings portfolio. Mr. Stourton is of UK origin but lives in Switzerland.
Marco Pizzichini – Chief Operating Officer
Marco Pizzichini joined Rusada in 2008 as Implementation and Methodology Director before being appointed as Head of Client Services in February 2009. Marco has worked his way up to Chief Operating Office, the position he holds now. Prior to joining Rusada, Marco was a Project and Consultancy Director at Temenos, the leading banking software where he mainly looked after large clients such as Credit Suisse Group.
After graduating from HEC Lausanne in Switzerland (faculty of Business and Economics), Marco started his career in the banking industry in New York and returned to Geneva where he held various positions in the private banking field .
Marco lives in Switzerland and is fluent in Italian, French, English, German and Spanish.
Marco was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Rusada in June 2011.