Prior to joining Barhead, Masella worked for a variety of financial services organisations. Most recently, he was working for Commonwealth Bank for more than two and half years, with his latest role there being the strategic delivery and divestments executive manager.
He has also worked for Westpac Bank, Colonial First State superannuation management, andBig Four accountancy Ernst and Young.
According to a statement on his appointment from Barhead, Masella was drawn to the Microsoft gold partner’s industry focus.
“External pressures within the Australian financial services industry have been turbulent since well before the GFC back in 2008. From regulatory change, economic downturns, political uncertainty and, more recently, disruptive innovation and M&A activity, banks have had to navigate a forever changing landscape. When looking to jump the fence into tech, [Masella] knew he wanted to partner with an agile consultancy practice that had a proven track record and reputation within the financial services industry, as many of these challenges require a contextualised, industry-specific approach,” the statement said.
“Considering market trends, the incredible investment from Microsoft into related technology and the deep internal expertise from the likes of Barhead CEO Ken Struthers, John Kaleski and David Hodgson, the move across to Barhead was an easy choice.”