Mark Dryden leaves 360 Dot Net

He was business development director, progressing from head of development and QA and senior software developer.

Mark Dryden leaves 360 Dot Net

Mark Dryden has left 360 Dot Net after nearly seven years at the adviser-focused software house.

He was business development director, progressing from head of development and QA, and senior software developer.

Dryden (pictured) said: “I’ve had a good time at 360 and it’s a shame to be leaving. There are some passionate people there.

“I’ve been instrumental in taking the business from its humble beginnings to where it is today, focusing on tech and development.

“I’m now looking for my next opportunity at the fintech, SaaS [software as a service] and CRM [customer relationship management] sector.”

Dryden has engaged in thought leadership, regularly writing in the press about how technology can be used to simplify mortgages and protection.

He added: “The mortgage and protection process is not seamless, there are a lot of pain points.

“Technology is not a threat; the threat is if advisers do not embrace technology.

“There’s an awful lot to be said in the financial services space about origination. There’s also being able to keep the client warm throughout the process.”

Dryden announced his departure to his followers on social networking site Twitter, where he called today a "bittersweet day". He added: "Sad to leave behind some fantastic and passionate colleagues as well as some amazing customers, but looking forward to my next opportunity."

Carlos Thibaut, chief executive of 360 Dot Net, said: “Mark has been a key member of the 360 team over the last few years. We thank him for his significant contribution to making 360 the successful business it is today. We wish him well in his new career.”