David is the CEO of 11:FS and since his dream of being a sportsperson was crushed (along with the ligaments in his knee!) and he had to get a proper job, he has worked in pretty much every angle of the financial services industry never losing that competitive desire to drive forwards and win.
Now he focuses his efforts on helping banks, insurers, regulators and governments to be better. His consultancy 11:FS is an expert led source of of benchmarking, research, advice and investment for banks and FinTech. David also co-Hosts Fintech Insider the #1 Fintech podcast in the world.
David Brear is an engaging and insightful speaker. There’s a lot to learn from his disruptive views and vast expertise on financial services.
David Brear has dedicated his career to the technology of financial services. His peers, banks and a number of industry bodies repeatedly vote David to be one of the most influential people in Banking, Insurance and Fintech.
Having pitched, established and run billion-pound transformations for some of the biggest FS companies on the planet the realisation that Digital Financials Services Is Only 1% Finished has spurred his desire to establish an organisation that can actually support the industry through its greatest challenge.
11:FS is a challenger to the incumbent consultancies. They create innovative strategies and build out new propositions and ventures in the UK, US, Europe and Asia for some of the biggest brands on the planet. Alongside this 11:FS build in-house products from competitor benchmarking tools like 11:FS Pulse, to core banking and modern architecture systems like 11:FS Foundry.
In 4 years 11:FS has gone from zero brand and zero revenues to a multimillion a month business with one of the hottest brands in fintech all with zero external investment in the group.