The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry
The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry

A-Team Insight Blogs

John Randles Leaves CEO Role at Bloomberg PolarLake to Join Start-up

John Randles has left the role of CEO at Bloomberg PolarLake and is on gardening leave until the end of September, after which he will become CEO of a technology start-up. Randles has been replaced by Warren Buckley, chief technology officer (CTO) at Bloomberg PolarLake and founder of PolarLake in 2002.

The switch took place last week, with Randles saying he enjoyed his time at Bloomberg, but is not yet free to name or describe the start-up he is moving to. Randles joined PolarLake as CEO in May 2006 and went on to work with the company for six years as it was transformed from being a provider of an industry agnostic enterprise service bus to a provider of a data management platform designed for the securities industry. Innovation, such as early adoption of semantic technology, supported the company’s acquisition by Bloomberg in 2012.

Buckley steps up to the post of CEO at Bloomberg PolarLake having founded PolarLake in 2002 and taken the role of CTO, a role he maintained after the Bloomberg acquisition of the company and that he is only now relinquishing. His early career includes three years as the founder and CTO of XIAM, a provider of wireless content targeting solutions that went on to be acquired by Qualcomm, and five years as a systems architect at Bank of Ireland Group Treasury.

Randles started his career with a seven-year stint at multi-channel banking specialist Eontec before it was acquired by Siebel Systems, where he became CTO of the company’s banking business.

Related content

WEBINAR

Recorded Webinar: S&P Recorded Webinar: Confidence and Clarity – Understanding Valuation Risk

This recorded webinar will help you to understand how valuations and pricing have evolved over the last couple of years in the post-crisis environment. In this session, you will hear different perspectives on how market participants have been tackling the valuation risk challenge from Paul Sharkey of Northern Trust, James Dimech Debono of KPMG, and...

BLOG

Broadridge Names David Ingleson as APAC COO

Broadridge Financial Solutions has appointed David Ingleson as chief operating officer for APAC. Based in Singapore, Ingleson will oversee regional implementation strategies, direct operations and support of capital markets clients in the region. He will also focus on further investing in Broadridge’s local market expertise and capabilities, and will report to Samir Pandiri, president of...

EVENT

RegTech Summit Virtual

The RegTech Summit Virtual is a global online event that brings together an exceptional guest speaker line up of RegTech practitioners, regulators, start-ups and solution providers to collaborate and discuss innovative and effective approaches for building a better regulatory environment.

GUIDE

Putting the LEI into Practice

Hundreds of thousands of pre-Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) have been issued by pre-Local Operating Units (LOUs) in the Global LEI System (GLEIS), and the standard entity identifier has been mandated for use by regulators in both the US and Europe. As more pre-LEIs are issued ahead of the establishment of the global systems’ Central Operating...