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nCino Expands Presence to Sydney, Australia to Meet Increasing Demand in Asia Pacific for Advanced Technology and Digital Transformation in Banking

WILMINGTON, North Carolina and SYDNEY, Sept. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--


-- Leading cloud banking provider hires General Manager for Asia Pacific 

-- Company opens new office in Sydney to support growing customer base 

nCino ( https://www.ncino.com/ ), the worldwide leader in cloud banking, today 
announced its expansion into the Asia Pacific region, with an initial focus on 
the Australia and New Zealand markets. This expansion further showcases nCino's 
commitment to delivering on the global demand for digitisation and efficiency 
in the financial services industry.

A March, 2018 Gartner report ( 
https://www.gartner.com/doc/3867567/-cio-agenda-australia-new ), 2018 CIO 
Agenda: An Australia and New Zealand Perspective, showed growth/market share as 
the top most common business objective for 2018 in the Australia and New 
Zealand markets, followed closely by enhancing digital business/digital 
transformation offerings, out of 120 surveyed. nCino's Bank Operating System ( 
https://www.ncino.com/solution/ ), built on the Salesforce platform, allows 
financial institutions to achieve growth by increasing efficiency, while also 
meeting customer demand for a better, faster and more seamless banking 
experience. As a cloud-based solution, nCino empowers bank employees and 
leaders with insight into their organisation through an end-to-end solution 
combining customer relationship management (CRM), loan origination, workflow, 
account opening, enterprise content management and instant reporting 
capabilities. nCino integrates with a bank's core and transactional systems, 
while replacing point solutions and manual-based processes. 

"Globally, financial institutions are under increasing pressure to deliver an 
improved customer experience, which is driving demand for an end-to-end digital 
banking solution," said Charles Woodall, AVP Partner Sales, Industries 
Innovation and Partner Alliances, Salesforce APAC. "We expect to see adoption 
of the nCino Bank Operating System by financial institutions who want to use 
digital technology to create a better experience for customers."

According to the World Economic Forum's 2017–2018 Global Competitiveness Report 
( 
http://www3.weforum.org/docs/GCR2017-2018/05FullReport/TheGlobalCompetitivenessReport2017%E2%80%932018.pdf
 
), Australia was rated as one of the world's best performing financial centers, 
which is driven mostly by a stable and well-regulated banking sector. And, 
according to data from that same Global Report ( 
http://www3.weforum.org/docs/GCR2017-2018/05FullReport/TheGlobalCompetitivenessReport2017%E2%80%932018.pdf
 
), New Zealand ranked first in financial market development in 2017, proving to 
be a country ripe for technological transformation.

In just six years, nCino's customer portfolio has expanded to include over 200 
financial institutions of all asset sizes and in multiple countries. 
Simultaneously, the Company's workforce has grown to more than 500 employees 
worldwide, including in its Wilmington, N.C. headquarters and London, UK 
office, which opened in 2017. nCino plans to continue this growth by hiring 
personnel in key roles that understand local demands and can meet the needs of 
financial institutions in each individual market. To deliver on this strategic 
focus, Mark Bernhardi has been appointed as nCino's General Manager – Asia 
Pacific, to lead the Company's new Sydney-based team. His first strategic 
priority will focus on supporting the Company's regional partners and hiring 
sales and professional services talent to drive the financial services 
digitisation and transformation agenda.          

"Expanding into Australia and New Zealand is an important moment for nCino, and 
we are thrilled to have Mark leading the charge for us," said nCino CEO, Pierre 
Naudé. "His in-region experience across financial institutions in driving teams 
to embrace innovation and digitisation is a tremendous asset as we expand our 
presence in these important markets."

With over 15 years of experience in the banking and finance sector, Bernhardi 
has in-depth knowledge and expertise in leading large complex transformation 
programs. His experience in retail and commercial lending, software 
development, and financial and operations management gives him the competitive 
advantage to navigate digital transformation in a rapidly changing landscape. 
Prior to nCino, Mark was Head of Commerce at Atlassian where he led delivery of 
a frictionless buyer experience on a multichannel commerce platform. 
Previously, Bernhardi held various senior leadership roles, in both retail and 
commercial, at Westpac, St George Asset Finance, Barclays Capital and Citigroup.

"Over the past six years, nCino has grown rapidly as financial institutions 
around the world look to differentiate themselves through digitisation," said 
Mark Bernhardi. "I am excited to be a part of the next phase of this journey 
and am committed to continuing nCino's mission in the region to transform the 
financial services industry through innovation, reputation and speed."

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About nCino 
nCino is the worldwide leader in cloud banking. With its Bank Operating System, 
built on the Salesforce platform, financial institutions can deliver the speed 
and digital experience that customers expect, backed by the quality and 
transparency that bankers need. Follow @nCino or visit www.ncino.com.

SOURCE:  nCino

CONTACT: Claire Sandstrom, 
         nCino, 
         +1-646-520-0710, 
         csandstrom@mww.com; or 

         Natalia Moose, 
         nCino, 
         +1-910-248-4602,
         natalia.moose@ncino.com