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SmartStream Technologies Hires Vernon to Product Management Role

SmartStream Technologies has appointed industry specialist Neil Vernon from PaceMetrics to the role of product manager, for its TLM (Transaction Lifecycle Management) solution, a component of its STP Control Architecture. Vernon was product director at PaceMetrics where he was responsible for implementing STP solutions at HypoVereinsbank, ABN Amro, Deutsche and Lehman Brothers among others. Prior…

Soliton Lays Off London Sales Head Jones

Toronto-based software developer Soliton has made the head of its UK sales operation redundant after just over a year in the job. Carl Jones, a former sales manager with Reuters, was hired to run the Soliton in March last year. The departure comes less than two months after the company announced equity financing from Covington…

Xcitek Targets Europe With London Office Opening, Burgess Hire

Corporate actions automation specialist XcitekSolutionsPlus has formally opened a London office to serve as a hub for its European expansion. To support European clients, the firm has hired Nick Burgess as XSP product specialist to help provide pre- and post-sales client service and manage XSP implementations. Burgess brings 15 years of securities processing experience to…

FTI in New York Hires Sharma to Lead Professional Services

Financial Technologies International has appointed Chander Sharma vice president of its professional services division for the Americas and India. Sharma will be based at FTI’s New York headquarters where he will direct the professional services efforts of FTI’s Mumbai, India-based operations. His prime responsibilities will be negotiating and managing customer projects. Sharma has held senior…

FT Interactive Data Hires Nadler in Development

FT Interactive Data, has appointed David Nadler to the newly created position of vice president, global development. In the new role he will be responsible for the company’s technology and business processes. Nadler first worked with FT Interactive Data in the 1980s. For the past 18 years, he has run his own software consulting company,…

Telekurs Continues Staff Changes, Officially Opens Dublin Office

Continuing its expansion, Telekurs has hired several new people to its London sales force. Dan Haywood has joined the new business sales team as a sales manager. He was previously with Reuters, where he held a variety of posts in its enterprise solutions division in London. Levent Mehmet has moved to the new business sales…

SmartStream Takes Two for Northern Europe Sales

SmartStream Technologies has expanded its Northern European pre-sales team with the appointment of two new business consultants. Adam Phillips and Max Illis will both report to Pasquale Gizzi, head of pre-sales for Northern Europe, and will focus on business development for SmartStream’s Transaction Lifecycle Management solution across Northern Europe. Phillips has over 15 years experience…

Gershon Leaves Misys For City Networks In Asia

London-based financial software and services provider City Networks has hired Andy Gershon as sales manager for Asia in the company’s Hong Kong office. Gershon joins a team of 30 staff based in Hong Kong. He moves from Misys’ trading and risk management software division MKI, where he was regional sales manager for the Greater China…

Strong Addition To HelioGraph

STP and financial messaging vendor HelioGraph, has appointed Simon Strong as programme manager for its corporate actions product eVent. Previously at TCA Consulting, Strong has worked in financial IT development and consultancy for over 15 years.

MarketAxess Hires European Operations Head

MarketAxess, a multidealer platform for credit products and provider of related data, has hired Iain Baillie to head up its European operations. Baillie joins from Schroder Salomon Smith Barney, where he was managing director and before that head of investment grade secondary trading in Europe.