Video Message from our new NorthRow CEO Adam Holden

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Holden as Chief Executive Officer. Adam will oversee the firm’s upward growth trajectory and will be responsible for continuing the expansion of the customer base while establishing the NorthRow brand as the industry-leading Client Due Diligence solution for regulated firms. Adam is a highly motivated team member and his unrelenting drive for success, a wealth of experience in technology startups and the FS market, make him a perfect cultural fit to lead NorthRow forward.

Posted on January 26, 2021
Written by Lauren Davison


Video Message from our new CEO

Adam joined NorthRow in 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer and has been instrumental in securing additional investment over the past 18 months to enable NorthRow to scale its operations. With over 20 years in leadership roles, working in both FinTech and traditional Financial Services including Tandem Bank, Lombard Asset Finance and RBS, Adam brings deep expertise in driving strategic growth and operational initiatives.

Message from Adrian Black, Founder and Former CEO

Adrian Black commented: “I’m delighted with the appointment of Adam Holden as NorthRow’s new CEO, in line with our succession planning for the business.

I’ve had the pleasure of working closely alongside Adam since he joined NorthRow as our CFO. In that time Adam has been instrumental not just in helping secure investment to support the scaling of our operations but also in the scaling itself when he took on the additional role of COO. Adam has been an invaluable team member, fitting our culture perfectly and bringing an endless supply of intellectual curiosity, energy and enthusiasm. 

His deep financial and compliance expertise, combined with his operational excellence and strong customer focus, means Adam is the right person to scale this company to the next level. I have been confident in his ability to take the reins and I am delighted that he now has the opportunity to do so. It’s important to me that our team and our customers are in the safe hands of a trusted leader who shares the values that we have built together.”