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TS Imagine Appoints Thomas Bodenski as Chief Operating Officer
TS Imagine, provider of trading, portfolio, and risk management solutions for capital markets, has appointed Thomas Bodenski as COO as the firm expands its executive team to support its rapid growth.
Bodenski was previously Chief Transformation and Data Officer at the company, and earlier in his career held senior roles at FOXEYE, State Street, Capco, CSC and NTS New Technology Systems Bodenski. Based in New York, he will lead business operations across TS Imagine’s integrated trading, portfolio, and real-time risk solutions.
TS Imagine Appoints Three New Board Members
TS Imagine, the trading, portfolio, and risk management solutions company, has announced the appointment of three new non-executive board members to support the firm’s rapid growth. They are Thomas Chippas, previously CEO of ErisX who now serves on the board of Eris Clearing, LLC; Sabrina Wilson, Chief Operating Officer of the institutional digital asset infrastructure firm Copper.co; and John Stracquadanio, co-founder of private investment firm, Appia Ventures.
The senior appointments follow TS Imagine’s announcement of strong growth a year after the merger of TradingScreen and Imagine Software, including 100 new hires during the first half of this year.
Push Technology Promotes Grethe Brown to CEO
Grethe Brown, who joined real-time data streaming and messaging solutions provider Push Technology as COO earlier this year, has been named by the company as its new CEO. Brown has extensive experience in driving growth across operations, R&D, and commercial management for software companies in a variety of industries including Telco, FinTech and Food & Beverage. She holds a BSc in mathematics from the University of Linkoping in Sweden, and an MBA from the University of Surrey.
Northern Trust Appoints Senior Execs to Head Front Office Solutions and Global Foreign Exchange Businesses
Northern Trust has appointed John Turney as Global Head of Front Office Solutions and Marisa Kurk as Head of Global Foreign Exchange (GFX). Turney, who has led GFX since 2018, takes the helm of the Front Office Solutions business as it expands to new markets across the globe, and will report to Melanie Pickett, Head of Asset Owners, Americas. Kurk, with nearly two decades of institutional foreign exchange experience, joined Northern Trust as Chief Operating Officer for GFX in 2019 and was named Chief Strategy Officer in 2021. As Head of GFX, she will report to Guy Gibson, Global Head of Capital Markets.
smartTrade Appoints Michael Henssler as President and Chief Operating Officer
Multi-asset electronic trading platforms provider smartTrade has appointed Michael Henssler as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Based in London, Henssler will be responsible for the running of all smartTrade’s field operations including sales, pre-sales and client engagement.
Henssler brings more than 20 years of experience in enterprise software and capital markets, most recently as General Manager of Finastra’s Treasury, Capital Markets and Risk (TCM) business unit. Prior to this his roles at Finastra included engineering support, implementation & consulting, pre-sales, business development and product management for platforms including Kondor, Sophis, Summit and Opics.
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.