FiREapps Appoints New Vice Presidents of Risk Analysis

July 11, 2018

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.)FiREapps, the industry-leading enterprise currency management (ECM) solutions provider, announced today the promotion of Fikre Bizuneh and Brian French to Vice Presidents of Risk Analysis.

Bizuneh and French are responsible for leading the company’s client services team, where they manage a team of risk analysts and work with a wide range of organizations to develop Enterprise Currency Management solutions that fit their needs and services.

Bizuneh started his FiREapps career in 2007 as a Senior Risk Analyst and has since worked his way up to the Vice President position as a result of his dedication, extensive currency management knowledge and success with fulfilling client needs. Based at FiREapps headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz. Prior to FiREapps, Bizuneh worked as a Treasury Manager and FX Risk Manager for Lucent Technologies.

“I am very passionate when it comes to currency risk management and having the opportunity to help many multinationals put together exposure management programs has been fulfilling”, said Bizuneh. “At FiREapps, we put our clients first and we see their success as our success and that has been very rewarding. It has been a wonderful journey and I look forward to helping our clients succeed even more in my new role.”

French joined FiREapps in 2006, where he too worked his way up from a Senior Risk Analyst position to his new Vice President Role. French also played a key role in the opening of FiREapps Frankfurt, Germany office, where he lived for two years developing and implementing client workflows for FiREapps solutions, as well as trained clients and provided consultant services. French now works out of FiREapps Portland, Oregon office. Prior to FiREapps, French worked with a variety of banks and other financial companies doing reconciliation and working as an analyst.

"I am honored to be appointed to Vice President of Risk Analysis, and I look forward to continuing to build FiREapps unique culture and deliver on the value proposition we provide to our clients and world partners,” said French. “We are committed to working with our clients to provide them with innovative solutions that allow them to do their jobs more effectively.”

“Both Fikre and Brian have been tremendous assets to FiREapps, and their growth within the company reflects that. I am proud to have them join our executive team and continue the FiREapps mission of continually adding value to our customers,” said Wolfgang Koester, FiREapps CEO. “They are really at the heart of our operations, working tirelessly with clients to help them fit FiREapps solutions to their needs and designing customized workflows to help those companies achieve their currency management goals. Some of our clients even call them their best non-employees.”

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About FiREapps

FiREapps is the leading provider of cloud-based enterprise currency management (ECM) solutions for currency exposure management and enterprise currency analytics. Established in 2005, FiREapps developed the first solution to automate foreign exchange exposure management for multinational companies. Today, the company provides automated solutions to support the analysis and management of currency exposure, as well as the assessment and reporting of how currencies can impact corporate financial performance.

FiREapps is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, with offices in Portland and Frankfurt.

For more information, visit or call +1 866-928-FIRE (3473).

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