State Street has named Richard Irons as head of sales for Global Exchange in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Based in London, he will be responsible for developing and executing the sales strategy for Global Exchange’s solutions in EMEA, and will lead the regional sales team. He will report to David Pagliaro, head of Global Exchange, EMEA.
Irons has more than 30 years of sales and relationship management experience in financial services and technology, most recently at Fenergo, where he was head of account management and customer support. Before this, Irons held senior roles at BISAM, NYSE Technologies, Bloomberg, SunGard Global Trading and Thomson Reuters, formerly Thomson Financial.
Pagliaro comments: “Richard has extensive knowledge of both financial services and technology, which will further strengthen our offering in EMEA. As we continue to develop our growth strategy in the region, Richard’s experience will be instrumental in helping build on the momentum we’ve achieved to date, and significantly contribute to our long-term and successful client partnerships.”