James Goddard has been appointed Head of Risk & Compliance at Qualco UK.
Qualco is a leading provider of panel and asset management software and analytics with clients in the financial services, utilities, telecoms and home shopping industries.
Goddard has over 15 years of experience in the collections and recoveries sector within a wide variety of companies. His most recent role at Enova International, a US fintech firm, saw him manage a team of analysts and develop new partnerships to enhance recoveries and minimize risk.
Prior to this position Goddard played a pivotal role in ensuring cross-company coherence and compliance for short-term lender Wonga. He has also held positions at peer-to-peer lender Zopa and debt purchaser CapQuest.
James Goddard welcomed his appointment, saying: “I am delighted to join the Qualco UK team and I look forward to taking ownership of the risk and compliance function at an exciting time of expansion for the company. Assisting Qualco enter the next phase of their continued evolution was an opportunity I had to take, and I am thrilled to now be a part of that journey.
Christian Jacob, managing director of Qualco, said: “James brings a wealth of experience at the highest level and is the perfect fit at a time of accelerated growth for Qualco UK. It is essential we stay ahead of the game with regards to all aspects of risk and compliance, and his appointment will enable us to develop our robust governance framework.”