In a move that underscores the convergence of electronic trading with data management, Netik has named Rob Flatley, until February global head of Autobahn Equity at Deutsche Bank, as its new chief executive officer. Flatley takes over from John Wise, founding CEO, who returned to the company in 2002 after a period pursuing other interests.
According to Netik owners Symphony Technologies Group, the appointment “marks a milestone in the evolution of Netik.” According to Andy Eckert, general partner of Symphony Technology Group. “Rob’s 20-year track record of enduring success on both the vendor and broker side of the financial services and securities industries make him uniquely qualified to lead Netik to the next level in today’s dynamic marketplace.”
Before his stint at Deutsche Bank, Flatley was the managing director of Electronic Trading Services for Bank of America. Before that, he served as COO of Boston-based OMS vendor Macgregor, before it became part of Investment Technology Group (ITG). He was also SVP, worldwide sales and marketing at Financial Technologies Inc., which later became GoldenSource.