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Data Explorers Appoints Ex-Thomson Reuters Morris and Holmes as COO and Sales Director

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Securities lending data provider Data Explorers has appointed two senior executives from Thomson Reuters to join its management team. It has hired Jonathan Morris as chief operating officer and Christopher Holmes as sales director.

Morris led the integration effort for the new combined Thomson Reuters sales and trading content and technology organisations, and was also responsible for Thomson Financial’s global content management group of over 3,000 staff. Prior to this, he led the European and Asian product management, strategy and technology organisations at Thomson Financial.

Before joining Thomson Reuters, Morris led product and technology management at Pearson for FT.com and was also the CEO of a mobile technology start-up.

Holmes also joins from Thomson Reuters where he was managing director, sales, for the UK and Ireland. Prior to this he was co-founder and COO of Raw Communications, which specialised in video streaming to the global equities market. His previous roles to this included senior sales positions at the Financial Times Group.

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