Press Release: RFI Global announces change of leadership with new CEO appointment

Press Release: RFI Global announces change of leadership with new CEO appointment

RFI Global appoints new CEO Matt Lawrence as current CEO and founder Charles Green steps down.

London 2 October 2023 – Embargoed until 00:01 AM GMT on 2 Oct. 2023


Today, RFI Global appointed Matt Lawrence as new CEO, as RFI Global Founder Charles Green stepped down after leading the business for 17 years since its inception.

Green is to be succeeded by Matt Lawrence. Lawrence is a seasoned c-suite executive with deep Financial Services experience, including almost 20 years in investment banking and leading the creation of a global financial data company.


Lawrence said “It is an honour to join the RFI team at such an exciting stage in the company’s development. I have been impressed with the quality and breadth of insights that RFI Global gives to Financial Service companies around the globe. I look forward to building on the great foundations that Charles and the team have built.”


Green said “RFI has now grown to the stage where it is appropriate and timely for me to hand over the reins to a leader who can really help drive the next phases of growth.  I’m really excited to welcome Matt whose experience, dynamism and vision for the business is fantastic. I look forward to helping Matt in the years ahead realise the global opportunity in front of us.”


Although he is stepping down as CEO, Green will continue to work with RFI focusing on key global and strategic accounts and on some special projects, continuing to help grow RFI globally into the leading insight and data provider in financial services.


RFI Global was founded in Sydney in 2006 to provide financial intelligence for the Australian financial services market and has since grown into a global company serving 49 markets.


In 2020 LA based investment partners, Diversis Capital invested heavily in the organisation, launching RFI Global on an exponential growth trajectory, establishing a local presence in New York, Dubai, Paris and San Francisco to add to its long serving existing presence in London, Sydney, Singapore and Toronto.


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About RFI Global

About RFI Global

RFI Global is the data and insight partner for the world’s financial services community. Since 2006 we’ve provided tailored subscription-based insight and data solutions for local, regional and global Financial Services players that enable them to make data-driven decisions confidently and quickly. To learn more, please visit


About Diversis Capital

Founded in 2013, Diversis Capital is a software and technology-focused private equity fund with more than $1 billion under management.  Diversis invests in middle-market companies that can benefit from the firm’s proven ability to improve and grow software companies. With a collaborative approach to investing, its operating partners and strategic advisors work alongside management teams to help build successful organizations positioned for long-term growth. To learn more, visit

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