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FTI’s Popple Departs to Start New Venture

Financial Technologies International U.K. sales executive Steve Popple has left the company. Popple plans to embark on a new venture; details weren’t available at press time.

Xenomorph Names Johnson to Lead Sales & Marketing

London-based financial data management and analytics supplier Xenomorph has named Greg Johnson director of sales and marketing. Most recently, Johnson was sales and marketing director for GL Trade in London. Before that, he helped found Netik, a provider of STP solutions.

Checkfree Names Three to Sell Heliograph Product Set

Following its recent acquisition of Heliograph, Checkfree has named three new sales executives charged with expanding the new unit’s suite of financial messaging products. Aaron Overy joins as sales associate with responsibility for the TradeFlow TPM system. His background includes stints at ABN Amro, Thomson Financial, Primark and BITA Plus, now Cor Risk Solutions, part…

Iris Financial Engineering Hires Strategy, BizDev Execs Following $11 Million Infusion from Apax Partners

Fresh from last quarter’s completion of an $11 million investment from Apax Partners, Iris Financial Engineering has named three senior executives in strategy and business development. Aviv Handler joins as vice president of product strategy from KW International, where he was involved in product strategy and business analysis. Prior to KW, Handler was product manager…

Financial Technologies International Hires Flynn to Lead Professional Services

Financial Technologies International has named Stephen Flynn senior vice president with responsibility for global professional services and systems integrator alliances. Flynn previously spent 20 years at Accenture, most recently with the consulting giant’s STP, integration management and security offerings practice teams.

Misys Names Executive To Bolster Basel II Capabilities

Misys Risk Management Systems has named Savita Verma to lead its product management, financial engineering and research operations. Verma was previously vice president of Scotiabank. The company has also appointed David Welton Basel II specialist, reporting to Verma. Meanwhile, chief operating officer Michel Van Leeuwen has added Frank Weyns to his team. Weyns was previously…

Kx Systems Adds Two in New York

Kx Systems has named Gavan Corr business development manager and Joanne O’Kane business development executive, both based at is New York office. Corr will manage client relationships as account team leader. O’Kane will provide technical and pre-sales report. Both report to Michael O’Neill, director of Kx sales at First Derivatives, Kx’s strategic partner for financial…

Telekurs Adds Three to U.K. Sales Operation

Telekurs (UK) is continuing with its spate of hires in the sales area, adding three to its sales team based in London. Reto Baumann, a seven-year Telekurs veteran, has relocated from Tokyo to become sales manager, responsible for new business sales and key accounts. Faye Cooper has joined as key account manager from Reuters, where…

Eagle’s Riley to Retire at End of Year

Eagle Investment Systems’ chief executive, Jack Riley, will retire at the end of the year, 13 years after co-founding the company. David Palten, another co-founder and currently president of Eagle, will assume the additional role of CEO, reporting to Jim Palermo, vice chairman of Mellon Financial Corp. and president of Mellon Global Securities Services. Riley…

Former Thomson Sales Head Lait Emerges at Standard & Poor’s

Standard & Poor’s has hired Sue Lait, former European sales director at Thomson Financial in London, to lead sales and support for S&P’s investment services business. Lait spent nine years at Thomson Financial, which she left earlier this year having being only recently promoted to sales head. Prior to that she ran the strategic accounts…