Archer Expands Executive Team to Support Next Phase of Growth
Overland Park, KS - August 5, 2021 - Archer®, an RSA® business, today announced the expansion of the executive team with four new members to support key areas of strategic and operational development. Collectively, the executive additions bring more than 80 years of experience from their areas of expertise.
“The tremendous change and growth we’ve experienced over the past year has been very exciting,” said Bill Diaz, CEO of Archer. “An important part of our continued expansion is the addition of these executives into key roles for Archer’s next chapter. Each of them bring deep experience in their domains and expertise that will provide great value to customers, employees, partners and other stakeholders.”
Matt Derdeyn, who has joined Archer as Chief Financial Officer, will be focused on the building out of Archer’s individual accounting, finance and tax functions in addition to other key areas of supporting business expansion. He will also apply his significant experience around mergers and acquisitions to explore potential inorganic growth efforts. Derdeyn was previously the Chief Financial Officer at LionTree LLC, a leading global investment and merchant bank focused on technology, media and telecommunications. Before joining LionTree in 2016, Derdeyn was Executive Vice President and CFO at Answers Corporation, where he led a marketing SaaS rollup, an IPO registration process and eventual sale to APAX Partners. In addition, Derdeyn spent five years at Charter Communications as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance where he was responsible for all mergers and acquisitions and capital markets activities.
Shannon Chapman has joined Archer as the Director of Human Resources and is responsible for all aspects of the human resources function including human capital strategy, talent development and engagement. Chapman brings 18+ years of human resource experience primarily in the software and technology space including Perceptive Software, Lexmark, eSolutions and Waystar. She has notable experience in being a strategic HR leader and business partner with focus in performance management, HR technology, workforce analytics, employee relations, compensation, and process automation.
Peadar Duffy has joined Archer as Global ESG Practice Lead, a role where he will leverage his experience and thought leadership in the organizational risk and governance domains, providing strategic direction to the design and development of Archer ESG solutions. Most recently he has been acting as Founder/CEO of SoluxR, which is an Ireland-based firm which automates traditional risk methods with particular emphasis on ESG technical solutions. Following a 15-year career in the Irish military, Duffy began his 25-year career in risk management, which has spanned multiple industry sectors and geographies and included serving on ISO technical committees for Risk Management (TC 262) and the Governance of Organisations (TC 309). Duffy’s recent efforts have involved collaboration with other international experts in the development of the first global governance guideline which emphasizes organizational purpose and other ESG-sustainability principles.
As previously announced, David Vose has joined Archer as Vice President of Risk Management and in this capacity he will lead the strategy for Archer Insight, a new set of quantitative risk analysis capabilities. Mr. Vose brings his specialization in the quantification of risk and more than thirty years of experience as an independent risk analysis consultant to his new role with Archer. He has consulted in an extensive range of fields using risk analysis techniques to help organizations make more informed risk-based decisions.