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Rob Stratton

Rob Stratton


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Calero-MDSL Appoints Brian Brady as Chief Financial Officer

By Rob Stratton on Jul 14, 2020

Seasoned Financial Leader Strengthens Management Team and Reinforces Global Growth Strategy for Technology Expense Management Software and Services

Calero-MDSL, a global leader in technology expense management (TEM) and market data management, announced that it has hired Brian Brady as Chief Financial Officer. Brian joins an established executive team at Calero-MDSL focused on innovation and automation through software to simplify recurring-expense management for enterprise technology services. He will report to the Chief Executive Officer, Charles Layne.

Topics: News Company News telecom expense TEM telecommunications MDM market data services
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Calero-MDSL Strikes Partnership with Jordan & Jordan for ILM Offering

By Rob Stratton on Jun 2, 2020

Leading Market Data Management Provider Strengthens Offering for Securities Firms to Manage Complex License Agreements

Calero-MDSL, a leading provider of Technology Expense Management (TEM) and Market Data Management (MDM) solutions, today announced a partnership with Jordan & Jordan, a prominent FinTech company providing market data, regulatory compliance and trading solutions across the securities industry, have partnered to provide a comprehensive Index License Management solution to the market. In combining Calero-MDSL’s award-winning Index License Manager (ILM) software with Jordan & Jordan’s best-in-class licensing services, the two companies now offer the most comprehensive Index Management solution in the industry. 

Topics: News Market Data Management Company News Financial Technology Management Index License Management index license manager MDM market data services fintech
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Calero-MDSL Recognized by SIIA As Best FinTech Solution

By Rob Stratton on May 21, 2020

Index License Manager Earns Prestigious Industry Recognition as part of the 2020 CODiE Awards

Calero-MDSL, a leading provider of Technology Expense Management (TEM) and Market Data Management solutions, today announced that their Index License Manager (ILM) product has been named the Best FinTech Solution of 2020 as part of the annual SIIA CODiE Awards. The prestigious CODiE Awards recognize the companies producing the most innovative business technology products across the country, and around the world.

Topics: Market Data Management Company News index license manager ILM market data services calero-mdsl fintech SIIA CODiE Awards
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Calero Recognized in 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Mobility Services, Global

By Rob Stratton on Apr 14, 2020

Company is one of 14 providers recognized for managed mobility services in the global market

Gartner has positioned Calero in its April 2020 Magic Quadrant for Managed Mobility Services, Global. Vendors included in the report have at least 1.15 million smart mobile devices under management and support at least 25% of their installed base outside their home region by the end of October 2019. A complimentary copy of the report is available for download here. 

Topics: Technology Expense Management Company News Managed Mobility Services enterprise mobility gartner calero-mdsl magic quadrant
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Calero-MDSL Named SIIA Business Technology Product CODiE Award Finalist for Best FinTech Solution

By Rob Stratton on Apr 2, 2020

Index License Manager software platform earns prestigious industry recognition

Calero-MDSL, a leading provider of Technology Expense Management (TEM) and Market Data Management (MDM) solutions, today announced that Index License Manager (ILM) was named a 2020 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best FinTech Solution category. Finalists represent the best products, technologies, and services in software, information and business technology.

Topics: Technology Expense Management Market Data Management Company News index license manager ILM market data services calero-mdsl fintech
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Calero Software and MDSL Finalize Recently Announced Merger

By Rob Stratton on Jan 7, 2020

Merger Transaction Led By Oak Hill Capital and Riverside Partners Intended to Fuel Growth

Phoenix, AZ and Rochester, NY — Calero Software and MDSL, two high growth software providers in the recurring Technology Expense Management (TEM) and Market Data Management (MDM) space, announced that they have completed their merger in a transaction led by Oak Hill Capital Partners and Riverside Partners. Financial terms of the merger were not disclosed.

Topics: Technology Expense Management Market Data Management
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Calero and MDSL Finalize Merger

By Rob Stratton on Dec 20, 2019

The previously announced merger between Calero and MDSL has received government and regulatory approvals and the transaction has been completed. For now, we will be known as Calero-MDSL. This exciting news means we can execute on our joint vision to deliver innovative technology and service solutions to manage recurring technology spend that is unparalleled in our industry.

Topics: Technology Expense Management telecom expense TEM telecommunications market data services calero
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Calero Software and MDSL Announce Merger

By Rob Stratton on Nov 19, 2019

Technology Expense Management Players to Accelerate Investments in Product Innovation and Customer Service

Phoenix, AZ and Rochester, NY — Calero Software and MDSL, two high-growth software providers in the recurring Technology Expense Management space, today announced plans to merge. Oak Hill Capital will make a significant new investment—joining Riverside Partners, Calero’s existing financial sponsor—as the lead investors in a growth re-capitalization of Calero and subsequent funding of the combination with MDSL. Sumeru Equity Partners (“SEP”), MDSL’s financial backer, will also continue as a significant investor in the combined business. The closing of the merger is expected in late Q4 or early Q1 and remains subject to customary regulatory and other approvals. Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

Topics: Technology Expense Management Market Data Management
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MDSL Announces eBonding Solution with FactSet for Procurement of Market Data Services

By Rob Stratton on Sep 30, 2019

Market data manager and market data provider automate data exchange to provide greater accuracy and increased automation for their clients

MDSL, a global leader in Market Data Management (“MDM”) and Technology Expense Management ("TEM") solutions, has announced a new technology solution with FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, and industry-leading service.  FactSet Procure to Pay provides the first electronic data exchange to procure services, known as eBonding, between a market data management vendor and market data provider. The result is greater accuracy and increased automation in managing user entitlements for financial market data, leading to faster expense processing and reconciliation for procurement teams.

Topics: Technology Expense Management Market Data Management FactSet ebonding MDM market data services
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ETMA, the Enterprise Technology Expense Management Industry Association, Announces Innovation of the Year Award Nominees

By Rob Stratton on Sep 12, 2019

MDSL one of five ETMA 2019 Innovation of the Year Nominees

ETMA, the Enterprise Technology Management Association, announces five nominees for the Innovation of the Year award: Social Mobile, MDSL, Mobile Solutions, AMI Strategies and Auditmacs. This award supports ETMA's mission to raise industry standards, enhance the category image for its members and promote the value of Technology Management, Managed Mobility Services (MMS), and Telecom Expense Management (TEM).

The selection criteria will include:
1. Degree of Innovation… How innovative is this?
2. What has been the market response from clients?
3. How is the offering delivered?
4. How is the value proposition being achieved, fulfilled and validated in the marketplace?

Nominees will present and the winners will be selected, by peers at the upcoming ETMA conference September 24-26 in Atlanta.

"Managing cloud spend requires a tailored solution that can scale alongside the growth of enterprise cloud service usage as a whole," said Rob Stratton, Marketing Director at MDSL. "What we've developed at MDSL brings extended visibility and automation to managing cloud costs, leveraging a software platform that already manages billions of dollars in technology expenses for some of the largest organizations in the world."

"This year's nominees have impressive innovative technologies that have been introduced to the market," said Joe Basili, Managing Director of ETMA. Basili added, "The nominees' presentations at the upcoming support the conference theme of: faster, better, stronger."

ETMA's executive board has prepared a full agenda for the upcoming September 24-26 conference. In addition to networking activities and great information from presenters, the awards will showcase important industry developments.

ETMA, the Enterprise Technology Management Association is a non-profit organization with approximately 50 members managing over $71 Billion in enterprise expenses. Its ongoing mission is to raise awareness, foster industry growth, improve the quality and value of solutions, and establish industry standards. Further, ETMA members subscribe to a Code of Ethics, which clearly establishes standards and differentiates their level of commitment to their clients. ETMA does not sell consulting services or solutions.

Members provide solutions for enterprises in: Enterprise Technology Management, Managed Services, Expense Management, Telecommunications Management, Telecom Expense Management (TEM), Mobile Expense Management, Managed Mobility Services (MMS), Mobile Device Management MDM and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions and other related areas.

Topics: Technology Expense Management Company News award ETMA innovation MDSL
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Controlling Telecommunication Expenses: Now... or from Now On?

By Rob Stratton on Aug 5, 2019

Updated January 18, 2022

Communication is one of those things you truly depend upon to run your business. There are several telecom providers that provide your telecom services, and each one has its own rules, its own pricing programs, its own requirements, and more.

Topics: Technology Expense Management telecom expense telecom audit TEM telecommunications
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MDSL Shortlisted for 2019 SaaS Awards in the Category of Best SaaS Product for Business Accounting or Finance

By Rob Stratton on Jul 30, 2019

International Software Awards Program Announces Finalists and MDSL’s Technology Expense Management Platform Makes the List

Topics: Technology Expense Management News Market Data Management Company News TEM IT Finance SaaS

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