Canadian Consulting Firm Surestep Expands To Singapore
SureStep, a Canada-based company specializing in systems integration & consulting with
offices in Canada, the US, and Hong Kong, is announcing that they will be expanding into
Singapore. Incepted in 2007, the company specializes in offering effective governance, risk, and
compliance (GRC) programs. With more than 100 clients, it has forged strategic reseller and
implementation partnerships with leading platforms in the GRC industry. Notable partners
include ServiceNow, IBM OpenPages & Cognos, Tableau, Microsoft PowerBI, Azure Data
Lake, and Data Factory. The new branch will be led by Surestep\’s Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region,
Katya Fishchukova, who has experience working across different industries such as
Financial Services, Natural Resources, Transportation Manufacturing Utilities, and
Technology which are all areas of expertise for Surestep. \”We have been working in the region for years and amassed a solid number of clients, that is why we are now expanding our operations from North America,\” said Ms. Fishchukova. \”In light of this expansion, we are looking forward to serving our clients better, a more hands-on
approach, and giving high-quality service.\”
Along with Ms. Fishchukova, the expansion efforts will also be led by SureStep\’s CEO and Founder, Mike Gibbs. He shared: \”Asia is a region with tremendous potential, and the population here has proven to be open to new ideas. With Singapore\’s position as one of the world\’s leading financial hubs, an exceptional education system, combined with its rich cultural diversity, made this an easy decision to expand our business into the region.\”
With the APAC region becoming a hub for fintech and the emergence of digital banks and
payments systems, new regulations and compliance requirements have been thrust upon
the sector. This is driving an appetite for GRC among small fintech companies, established
banks, and other financial institutions.
Surestep is partnering with RegPac Revolution, the leading RegTech ecosystem platform in Singapore, to leverage its extensive professional connectivity to nurture its growth. Ms. Fishchukova will be joined by RegPac Revolution\’s CEO and Founder, Mona Zoet, to launch Surestep\’s operations in Singapore.
SureStep will expand its current portfolio by leveraging the company\’s investments and partner relationships with leading GRC software providers such as OneTrust, IBM OpenPages & Cognos, Tableau, AWS, IBM Cloud, and Azure.
Ms. Zoet says she is excited about the expansion plans. She said, \”Asia Pacific is a major region in terms of global economic growth and market potential, with Singapore being one of the main drivers for this growth. With increasing demands on our clients to be more agile & competitive,
companies are moving towards digitalization across all facets of business operations which is a key strength of SureStep.\”
\”Surestep\’s move into Southeast Asia is a strategic one for the company, and we are very pleased to have Katya Fishchukova leading the charge in this region,\” she added.
Singapore is ranked joint second with Hong Kong, both behind Australia, in the CG Watch
2020, released by the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA) on 20 May 2021. It
was titled Future promise: Aligning governance and ESG in Asia. About Surestep
Surestep is a systems integration and consulting company. They have established a proven
methodology in assisting clients in optimizing IT investments by shifting on-premise applications to the Cloud while maintaining day-to-day operations. A strategic reseller for
market-leading platforms such as OneTrust, IBM OpenPages & Cognos, Tableau, AWS, IBM
Cloud, and Azure. Founded in 2007, the company\’s headquarters is located in Ontario
Canada. About RegPac Revolution
RegPac Revolution (RegPac) is an ecosystem builder, Educator, and Business Accelerator
in the Regulatory Technology (RegTech) space. RegPac strives to transform risk management/compliance functions to reduce costs, mitigate risks, boost revenue more
effectively through the use of technological advancements. RegPac furthermore aims to
accelerate the RegTech industry through constant cross-industry collaboration with
public/private stakeholders across the ecosystem.