Microsoft & Google Executive, Christopher Pennington, Appointed as CRO

SteelEye Appoints Former Microsoft and Google Executive Christopher Pennington as Chief Revenue Officer to Boost Global Sales

December 13, 2022, London/New York SteelEye, the compliance technology and data analytics firm, has appointed Christopher Pennington as Chief Revenue Officer. This new role will strengthen SteelEye’s customer engagement and commercial functions as the firm continues to scale globally.

Christopher is a seasoned and esteemed commercial leader with over 30 years of experience in Big Tech, having held senior roles at Microsoft and Google. He joins SteelEye with a proven track record of driving high-growth sales organizations.

Having worked at some of the industry’s most iconic brands, including Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, and Google, Christopher has an exceptional acumen for building successful teams and transforming business outcomes. He will be responsible for all SteelEye commercial revenue streams, focusing on delivering high-value and impactful propositions to clients.

Christopher brings a global perspective to business and leadership, having established and run successful teams across America, Europe, and Asia. He will report to SteelEye’s CEO, Matt Smith, and will join the company’s executive management team.

In September, SteelEye announced a $21 million Series B fundraise to support accelerated growth and an expansion into North America. This year alone, SteelEye has increased its headcount by 35% as it scales in line with its growth opportunities, which Christopher will now lead.

Matt Smith, CEO of SteelEye, commented:

“The SteelEye executive management team encompasses an abundance of specialist RegTech and financial services expertise, crucial to our success to date. We believe firmly in the value of diverse perspectives, including professional backgrounds. Christopher’s experience and achievements with several Big Tech firms will be invaluable as we now seek to drive revenue growth. I am delighted to have secured someone of his caliber.

Christopher’s appointment will bolster our executive team and enhance our revenue generation as we leverage the opportunities the market is presenting to us.”

Christopher added:

“I am incredibly excited to be joining SteelEye at this critical point, as the firm expands in the US and eyes growth opportunities in APAC and beyond. Under the leadership of Matt Smith and the management team, SteelEye has established an enviably strong position in the industry, as evidenced by its success to date. I look forward to leading and driving SteelEye’s next phase of growth.”

For further information:

Emmy Granström
Global Head of Marketing – SteelEye

For PR inquiries: 

Dee Fallon, Boldspace
Tel: +44 (0) 7450 054640

About SteelEye

SteelEye simplifies compliance for financial firms and saves them time and money. SteelEye’s holistic platform allows firms to comply with global regulations for record keeping and archiving, trade and communications surveillance, and reporting.

With SteelEye, firms can easily lock their data in a WORM-compliant vault, identify and stop early warning signs of harmful conduct, and demonstrate that they have watertight policies, procedures, and controls.

By connecting large volumes of data from multiple sources, SteelEye enables firms to meet regulatory obligations quickly, efficiently, and accurately. Firms also gain full visibility and control of their trading and compliance operations, with cutting-edge analytics that offer timely insights on risks and opportunities. Visit to learn more.


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