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Gresham Technologies Strengthens North America Sales Team

Gresham Technologies has named Rob McGowan as senior sales executive in North America as the company expands in the region following its June 2021 acquisition of Electra Information Systems. McGowan joined Gresham in the first quarter of this year and is based in the company’s New York office. He joined from Duco, and previously held sales roles at SmartStream Technologies and RegTek Solutions.

FINBOURNE Names Robert Byrne as CTO

FINBOURNE Technology, provider of the LUSID cloud-native, API-first investment data management platform, has appointed Robert Byrne as chief technology officer. The company says the appointment marks the next phase of growth for the SaaS scale-up, which now stands at over 140 employees globally, and coincides with FINBOURNE’s recent expansion into North America and Asia Pacific. With over 20 years’ experience in financial services, Byrne previously held positions at Barclays Capital, RBS and UBS Delta.

Eventus Names Scott Leader as Managing Director, APAC

Trade surveillance and market risk solutions vendor Eventus has hired Scott B. Leader as Managing Director, APAC, to head the company’s sales efforts in the Asia-Pacific region. Based in Sydney and reporting to Eventus’ Global Head of Sales Scott Schroeder, Leader has nearly three decades of financial services, sales and management experience throughout APAC and Europe.

Since 2020, he has served as Executive Director, Large Enterprise for Workday, Inc. a provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. He has also held senior-level roles at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), NYSE Euronext, Bloomberg LP, SunGard Financial Systems (now FIS), Misys and Pegasystems.

TP ICAP Hires Mark Govoni as CEO of Agency Execution Division

TP ICAP, the market infrastructure and information provider, has appointed Mark Govoni as CEO of its Agency Execution division.  Based in New York, Govoni replaces John Ruskin who, having successfully led the integration of Liquidnet into the TP ICAP Group, will step away from the business at the end of June.

Govoni joins TP ICAP from Instinet, where he served most recently as President of US Brokerage, having joined the firm in 2012.  Prior to Instinet, Govoni was a Managing Director at Nomura Securities International, responsible for US Execution Services.  Earlier in his career, he held senior Program and Electronic Sales trading positions at Merrill Lynch.

ADAM Appoints Eventus’ Mike Castiglione as Chair of New National Security Working Group

ADAM (The Association for Digital Asset Markets) has appointed Mike Castiglione, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Digital Assets at Eventus, as Chair of its new National Security Working Group. Castiglione, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer, brings broad national security experience to the role.

Building on its previous efforts in the national security space, ADAM created the working group to serve as a bridge between the public and private sectors, by acting as a go-to resource for the executive and legislative branches to interface with industry experts on blockchain national security issues.

Trading Technologies Appoints Nick Garrow as EVP Multi-Asset & Buy Side

Trading software, infrastructure and data solutions vendor Trading Technologies, has appointed London-based industry veteran Nick Garrow in the newly created position of EVP Multi-Asset & Buy Side. Garrow has more than 20 years of senior management experience in capital markets and prime brokerage, most recently at Societe Generale (SG) Prime Services in London, where he was Global Head of IT and Operations.

Garrow will report to TT CEO Keith Todd and will join the firm’s leadership team, leading TT’s expansion into new asset classes beyond exchange-traded derivatives, and a range of new services for the buy-side community, with the firm’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) TT platform as the foundation.

Axe Trading Appoints Greville Lucking as CEO

Fixed income trading software company Axe trading has appointed Greville Lucking as its new Chief Executive Officer. Lucking has been with the firm since 2018 in the role of Head of Customer Support & Integration.

Earlier in his career, Lucking was Chief Operating Officer of EMBonds until their acquisition by BGC Partners in 2018. He has previously held senior roles at Formicary and prior to that was with WestLB.

smartTrade Appoints Three New Managers to its Executive Leadership Team

smartTrade, the provider of electronic trading solutions, has strengthened its Executive Leadership Team with the appointment of Carine Denis as Global Head of Business Operations, Renaud Kerspern as Chief Financial Officer and Elise van der Schans as Chief Human Resources Officer.

Denis joins from Finastra where her roles included those of Regional Operating Officer and Director of Business Operations for the COO. Kerspern is a 25-year veteran of capital markets and privately-backed SaaS businesses in the enterprise software arena. Van der Schans joins from software company Trace One, where she was Vice President, HR and MIS, in charge of Cloud, IT and HR. Prior to this she held senior roles at SunGard/FIS.

Eventus Hires Nick Wallis as Managing Director, EMEA

Trade surveillance and market risk solutions vendor Eventus has appointed Nick Wallis as as Managing Director for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Wallis has extensive experience in financial markets, energy derivatives and technology, including 12 years at Nasdaq, where he ran its surveillance sales and account management in EMEA, having moved into surveillance after holding responsibility for the firm’s risk management solution. Earlier in his tenure, Wallis served as Director of Commodity Sales, focused on building and managing energy trading accounts.

Based in London, Wallis will report to Scott Schroeder, Global Head of Sales for Eventus.

Liquidnet Hires James Rubinstein to Head Execution and Quantitative Services, Americas

Agency broker Liquidnet has appointed James Rubinstein as Head of Execution and Quantitative Services (EQS), Americas, based in New York. Rubinstein will be responsible for setting and leading the strategic direction for Liquidnet’s EQS offering in the region, and will report directly to Rob Laible, Global Head of Equities.

Rubinstein joins Liquidnet from BNP Paribas, where he was Head of Electronic Equities Product, Americas. Earlier in his 20+ year career, he held senior roles at Deutsche Bank and UBS.