Cloud8 appoints new Managing Director
3 September 2021
In an exciting time for us at Cloud8, the digital employee benefits platform provider, Dipa Mistry Kandola has been promoted to the position of Managing Director, effective 1 September 2021.
Mistry Kandola has been promoted from the role of Client Strategy Director, which she has held since September 2020 before her previous 18 years’ experience in the EB industry. We currently have a strong team of developers and now mixed with Dipa’s experience from roles held at Bluefin, Xafinity, Lorica, LCP, and Schroders Personal Wealth – the company is hurtling forward as a real force in the market.
Ian Rummels, founding director and current CEO of Cloud8 will transition to a new founder role, focusing on innovation and big relationships. The changes in senior leadership come as the company seeks to transform the way small and medium-sized companies across the UK provide employee benefits, through the use of exciting new technology and digital platforms – which have traditionally been out of reach and budget for them. Cloud8’s aim is to enable advisors, intermediaries and employee benefits consultants (EBCs) to provide intelligent, affordable digital benefits to their clients in a brand new way.
Dipa Mistry Kandola said: “This is an exciting time for Cloud8 as we take the business to its next stage – moving from successful start-up to well established scale up. Over the coming months we’ll be growing our senior leadership team, gaining further investment, widening our portfolio of products for advisors and we anticipate announcing a number of important client wins.
“From a personal perspective, I’m thrilled that my dedication to digital employee benefits is being recognised as my career has focused on helping EBCs and pensions advisory firms move with the times and switch to digital, which often comes with its own traditional mindset challenges.
I am truly honoured to represent a number of under-represented groups at Managing Director level within our industry. As a young under 40, working mum from the BAME community, who did not have a socioeconomic advantage during my education, I hope I can show that through industry experience and determination, it is possible to reach your goals and work at the highest level of industry.”
Ian Rummels said: “Dipa’s promotion represents an incredibly positive step for Cloud8, the employee benefits and fintech industries within which we work. We are at an extremely exciting part of the company’s journey right now – the energy, creativity and drive which Dipa brings to the table gives me complete confidence that we will accelerate business growth and recognition in the industry, bringing true digital benefits to the masses.”