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XcitekSolutionsPlus Hires CA Specialist Thoma for Client Services

XcitekSolutionsPlus last month hired Steve Thoma as senior client administrator within the client services team in Birmingham, AL., to provide production support and implementation of XSP within North America. Thoma was previously corporate action reorganization manager at Fifth Third Bank, and corporate action specialist at Bank One Trust. Further expansion in Birmingham, New York and…

A-Team Welcomes Maryann Houglet to Spearhead Strategic Consulting

A-Team is pleased to announce that Maryann Houglet has joined to spearhead A-Team’s strategic consulting business. She brings with her over 25 years experience in the securities industry worldwide leading businesses, providing marketing and corporate development expertise at financial information services firms. As an independent consultant, her clients have included Interactive Data Corporation, Thomson Financial…

SimCorp Promotes Crompton to U.K. MD; Gee to Sales Director

SimCorp has appointed Ian Crompton as managing director of its U.K. group, replacing Kjell Nordgard, who has returned to SimCorp’s head office in Denmark after five years in the U.K. Crompton has been sales director at SimCorp for nearly two years, and before that was regional sales director at Eagle Investment Systems. SimCorp has also…

FISD Confirms Davin Appointment as Atkin Replacement

The Financial Information Services Division (FISD) industry group has officially announced the appointment of Thomas Davin as vice president, replacing Mike Atkin who had long held the position until his surprise departure near the end of last year. Davin, who spoke at December’s FIMA event in London on the FISD’s behalf, joins after 18 years…

Coexis Brings in Former ADP Wilco President Staines for U.S. Operations

Coexis has hired Roy Staines as managing director of its U.S. Operations. Staines was previously at ADP Brokerage Service Group, where he was managing director, responsible for strategic accounts and before that was president of ADP-Wilco.

Cicada Hires Mahoney, Promotes Schachne, Moves Bennett

Carole Mahoney has joined the sales team of data management technology firm Cicada in London. Mahoney joins from Soliton, where she was director of UK sales. Prior to that, she was with Reuters for 12 years in various sales marketing and product management roles. At Cicada, Mahoney will become vice president of European Sales reporting…

Kirby to Leave SmartStream Technologies at Month-End

Anthony Kirby will be leaving SmartStream Technologies at the end of this month to pursue other opportunities. Kirby joined a year ago as director of market management at SmartStream, reporting to chief executive officer Martin Brown. Prior to that Kirby worked at Deutsche Borse, Reuters, Swift, the former GSTPA, and Merrill Lynch. Kirby is also…

Rivero Departs from London Stock Exchange

Roberto Rivero has left the London Stock Exchange where he was responsible for new initiatives, most noteworthy of which was the exchange’s acquisition of Proquote, the exchange’s stockbrokerage information systems unit. Rivero was previously at Royalblue and before that Primark.

Reuters Taps Bradshaw to Lead Integrated Enterprise Data

Kevin Bradshaw, head of enterprise data at Reuters, is expanding his responsibilities to include real-time data. The move is designed to leverage Reuters’ strong position in front-office data, as the market moves toward an ‘on-demand’ environment, with reference data consumers taking information when they need it rather than waiting for a fixed update time. A…

SunGard Hires Aloni to Head Data Management Technology

SunGard Data Management Solutions has named Ariel Aloni to lead design and direction of its technology strategy. Aloni was previously chief architect at Electronic Broking Services (EBS), an electronic interdealer broker in the foreign exchange marketplace. Before joining EBS, Aloni was director of data messaging at Merrill Lynch.