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Brad Small Joins Broadway as Head of Product

Front-office solutions provider Broadway has appointed Brad Small as Head of Product. Small joins the Executive Team and will steer the product vision, planning, strategies and projects for Broadway’s software solutions. He arrives with over 20 years of financial services industry experience, having previously held senior roles at ING, National Australia Bank, JP Morgan, Bear Stearns, and most recently Bloomberg, where he served as Fixed Income Product Manager. Small’s appointment follows a string of recent executive appointments at Broadway, including Michael Chin as CEO, Bruce Boytim as Chief Operating Officer, Dan Romanelli as Head of Relationships, and Claudia Cantarella as Chief Legal Officer.

Horizon Appoints Sebastien Catalan to Head Global Pre-Sales

Electronic trading solutions provider Horizon Software has hired Sebastien Cathelin as Global Head of Presales, to help to grow Horizon’s global client base and expand Horizon’s trading services footprint in the APAC, EMEA and US regions. Cathelin brings a deep understanding of both market making and algorithmic trading, having started his career on the trading desk at Société Générale before serving with Korea Investment & Securities in Seoul as their Senior Equity Derivatives Trader & Manager. Subsequently, he led the Equity Derivatives Trading desk for BNP Paribas, building the automated market making side of the business. Before returning to Paris to join Horizon Software, he held the position of Head of Listed Products trading at Vontobel.

Exegy Adds Ross, Singer to Sales Leadership Team Post-Vela Merger

Exegy has named Devry Ross as Global Head of Partners and Jared Singer as Head of Sales – Americas as it builds out its global sales organisations following its merger with Vela. Ross joins from Bizagi where she was Director of Partners and Alliances – North America. Prior to joining Bizagi, she was Strategic Partner and Alliance Director at Finastra. Singer spent more than seven years at FIS where he served most recently as Vice President of Growth Accounts. Prior to FIS’s acquisition of SunGard, Singer spent three years as a Senior Sales Executive at SunGard. Both report to Craig Schachter, Chief Revenue Officer.

Broadway Bolsters Leadership Team with Three Key Promotions

Front-office solutions provider Broadway Technology has expanded its leadership team by promoting three long-serving members of staff into key roles. Eitan Reich has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer, Misha Weinberg as VP of Engineering, and Dario Gatta as Chief Information Officer. Reich will drive Broadway’s overall technology vision, strategy and innovation roadmap. Weinberg will oversee Broadway’s software engineering organization to design, implement and deliver the company’s fixed income trading solutions. Gatta will run Broadway’s corporate IT, information security and technology operations, as well as its Greyspan business, which offers clients full-service collocation, cloud hosting and system oversight. The promotions follow a number of executive hires and the recent expansion of Broadway’s global business development team.

Vela’s Nayer Departs Following Exegy Purchase

Following its merger with Vela Trading Systems in May, Exegy has made a number of changes to its leadership team. Former Vela CEO Jen Nayer, who has served as Chief Integration Officer since the merger, is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Exegy Chief Financial Officer Krista Steward takes over as CIO; Dave Foster joins as CFO from Refinitiv subsidiary Giact Systems.

VoxSmart Expands APAC Operations with Office in New Zealand

Communications surveillance specialist VoxSmart has opened a new office in Queenstown, New Zealand, expanding its presence in the APAC region where it already maintains offices in Singapore and Melbourne. The new office will be headed by VoxSmart COO, Adrienne Muir, a native New Zealander. The expansion marks a period of rapid growth for VoxSmart, following a $25 million growth equity investment from Toscafund and senior hires in North America earlier in the year, as well as the recent acquisition of GreenKey Technologies.

LedgerEdge Hires Dom Holland to Drive US Business Development

Emerging corporate bond trading platform LedgerEdge has appointed Dom Holland to the role of Business Development for the US, reporting to Michelle Neal, US CEO. Holland’s appointment will support the US expansion of the company, which is rolling out a global corporate bond trading platform built on distributed ledger technology (DLT). Holland was previously Head of Fixed Income Electronic Markets at BNY Mellon, and prior to that held senior roles at Deutsche Bank and RBC Capital Markets.

Iress Creates API Data and Trading Solutions Team

Trading technology provider Iress has launched a dedicated API Data and Trading Solutions team to support demand for the company’s market data and infrastructure solutions. The company says the development marks the completion of the full integration of the QuantHouse business, which it acquired in May 2019. The new team will support clients using Iress’s market data feed API solutions, such as the QuantFEED low-latency data platform, and APIs for the company’s historical data on-demand, reference data and analytics products.

LiquidNet Hires Nicholas Stephan to Head Fixed Income Product, Services and Dealer Relations

Liquidnet, the global institutional investment network, has hired Nicholas Stephan as Global Head of Fixed Income Product, Services and Dealer Relations, based in New York. The appointment is the latest in a series of hires in EMEA and the Americas that has significantly increased the size and expertise of the fixed income team since Liquidnet’s acquisition by TP ICAP earlier this year. Reporting to Mark Russell, Global Head of Fixed Income, Stephan will be responsible for growing the firm’s fixed income offering across primary and secondary markets, with a specific focus on developing new trading protocols, governance, and access to liquidity. Stephan joins Liquidnet from Fenics DeltaX, where he was Managing Director. Earlier in his career, he co-founded and headed Phoenix Partners Group, a hybrid voice and electronic boutique broking business.

Adaptive Appoints Fergus Keenan as Chief Strategy Officer

Specialist global electronic trading consultancy Adaptive Financial Consulting, has appointed Fergus Keenan as its Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for implementing the firm’s overarching business vision and strategy. Based in New York, Keenan will be help to drive Adaptive’s global growth as the business expands its client base, delivering proprietary trading solutions across asset classes for leading buy and sell-side firms – from delivering trading platforms, to exchanges and compliance systems. Keenan joined Adaptive as a senior consultant in London in 2014 before becoming Head of Project Execution and then moving to New York in 2017 to set up Adaptive’s US operations. Prior to joining Adaptive, he held roles in electronic trading and execution technology at Barclays and BNP Paribas.