Professional Partnerships founder Gill Cardy will takeover as head of proposition at FinPlan software provider Bluecoat.
She will help further develop FinPlan, Bluecoat's end-to-end practice management system, says the technology company.
Cardy was previously at Professional Partnerships Ltd, the business she set up in 1998 to serve mainly mass affluent clients.
There she was a trailblazer for financial planning-orientated advice.
She is currently Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, and a former member of the FSA's Smaller Businesses Practitioner Panel.
Two global vehicles
'Further plug advice gap'
Must appoint separate CEOs and boards
Advisers do come out well
Will report to Mark Till