Fintech platform Skilling hires former Oanda CMO

Skilling, a high-growth fintech company focused on CFD trading, has announced the appointment of David Hodge as Chief Marketing Officer as part of its global expansion strategy following an incredibly successful trading year.

Based in London, and reporting directly to Skilling Group CEO Michael Kamerman, Mr. Hodge brings over 20 years of experience to Skilling, having joined from the established industry player, OANDA, where he previously held the role of Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for driving the firm’s growth and digital transformation across both retail and premium sectors overseeing retail sales, relationship management and marketing.

Prior to this, Mr. Hodge held the position of Chief Commercial Officer at another one of the industry’s largest brokerages, CMC Markets, where he led the marketing, brand, digital, influencer, PR and sponsorship teams. His invaluable expertise will help facilitate Skilling’s goal to scale up operations internationally.

This announcement comes on the back of an impressive year for Skilling, achieving record account growth while launching a proprietary partnership portal, as well as its own Skilling Copy platform. Skilling now offers 900 instruments for clients to trade including 50 cryptocurrencies such as Polkadot and Dogecoin.

Michael Kamerman, Group CEO of Skilling, comments: “David’s appointment as CMO comes at an exciting time for Skilling as we continue to expand our operations and services globally. Today’s traders have rapidly evolving needs and David’s experience will be instrumental in executing Skilling’s targeted growth strategy, solidifying our position as a leading and trusted next-generation fintech provider.

“We look forward to welcoming David to Skilling as we strive to remain one step ahead and continually provide the best possible services for our growing customer base.”

David Hodge, Chief Marketing Officer of Skilling, comments: “The financial landscape has undergone significant changes over the last few years, bringing new and exciting opportunities for investors and traders. The demand for agile, credible brokers with a diverse product range such as Skilling has never been greater, and I’m delighted to take on this role and to bring Skilling’s services to more traders globally.”