Trading technology provider Leverate has secured a new Chief Executive Officer, appointing Yasha Polyakov to the lead role. The appointment will help usher in a new growth strategy for Leverate, with the group looking to leverage Mr. Polyakov’s prowess in the acquisitions space.
The news comes a couple weeks after the resignation of Leverate’s former CEO, Kobi Gur, who relinquished his role after two years. Mr.Gur led the company during its restructuring phase, shifting focus from complete turnkey solutions to a more customizable product lineup.
Growth ambitions via acquisitions space
Mr. Polyakov steps into his new role following a lengthy career in the financial services arena. Fresh off a recent injection of capital from its shareholders, Leverate will likely be eyeing potential acquisitions in a bid to help fuel its growth. Mr. Polyakov will be relied on to spearhead this broader initiative, given his history in the area.
In tandem with the appointment, Leverate’s board of directors will also be emphasizing a growth strategy moving forward. This tone was echoed by Leverate’s Board Chairman Simon Kukes, who commented: “As an author of 130 US patents, I understand the value of research and development to find new ideas as well as the importance of determining their commercial applications. Mr. Polyakov’s experience in financial due diligence and acquisitions will be a key factor in Leverate’s planned growth.”
“It is a great honor to work within a company with such a great reputation and culture of collaboration. I am sure that with the support of this great team, we will not only continue to provide our clients the ‘added value’ they have come to expect we will be able to expand their tool box of leading technologies helping them to create market differentiation and bottom line profits,” explained Mr. Polyakov.