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IDS Appoints Benké Senior Account Executive-Strategic Accounts

February 07, 2012, 06:00 AM

International Decision Systems (IDS), the leading provider of asset finance software, announced today that Philip Benké has been appointed Senior Account Executive - Strategic Accounts EMEA based out of the company’s European  Head Office in Basingstoke, England.

Mr. Benké brings to IDS over 20 years of worldwide sales experience in the asset finance industry, with particular expertise handling large global transactions for the IT market in the UK and Europe.   In his most recent role, Mr. Benké acted as an independent IT finance lease consultant with Connexion Technology Finance Ltd where he successfully placed business with key IT financiers, built crucial reseller relationships, and developed innovative vendor financing programs.

Previously, Mr. Benké held the position of Global Leasing Account Manager with Avaya Financial Services (AFS), a unit of The CIT Group, where he demonstrated a proven ability to manage cross-border strategic accounts and transact pan-European agreements.  Mr. Benké’s background also includes acting as Global Leasing Account Manager at Cisco Systems and as the European Key Account Manager for ECS United Kingdom Plc, a subsidiary of Société Générale.

“Philip Benké will be instrumental in strengthening our leadership in the EMEA region.  He not only possesses a comprehensive knowledge of the leasing market at large, but he also has a deep understanding of the financial requirements of business and knows how to overcome global barriers,”  said Michael Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of IDS.

“I’m very pleased to join the IDS team,” said Mr. Benké.  “As IDS continues to develop and grow its position as the worldwide market leader of asset finance solutions and services, I’m looking forward to being part of its forward
trajectory as the company continues to build its outstanding community of customers and partners.”

Mr. Benké will attend the Finance Lease Association (FLA) Annual Dinner event, sponsored by International Decision Systems, and held 21 February in London, England.
IDS is the leading provider of software and solutions for the asset finance market.  IDS’ solutions are used by more than 250 customers in 34 countries to improve lease and loan decisioning, streamline operations and reduce risk.  In addition to offering powerful, flexible software, IDS provides the industry experience and expertise to assure successful, complete solutions. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, the company also has offices in the United Kingdom, India, Singapore and Australia. For additional information, visit

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