Orc, a provider of electronic trading technology for listed derivatives, has strengthened its growth in the Americas region by appointing Jesper Alfredsson as its newest President of Orc Americas and Oscar Jönsson as Vice President Sales, Orc Americas.
Mr. Alfredsson has been a mainstay at Orc since 1998, having worked i the group’s Stockholm office. Since then, he has held senior level roles across the group’s sales, services, and product management divisions, most recently working as its Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President Engineering. In his new role as the President Orc Americas, Mr. Alfredsson will oversee business in the region while contributing to the strategic direction of the company.
Mr. Jönsson will also move into his new role as Vice President of Sales in the Americas, following a similar trajectory as Mr. Alfredsson who comes from the Stockholm office. Mr. Jönsson has been with Orc since 2007 when he started as a Trading Software Analyst. More recently, he as worked as a Sales Engineer and Product Manager, and strategic business development.
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According to Troels Philip Jensen, COO of Orc Group, in a recent statement on the new appointments: “We are pleased to introduce two of Orc’s finest talents to the Orc Americas management. With his solid Orc background and strategic market insight, Jesper Alfredsson is perfectly suited to manage Orc’s further growth in the region. Oscar Jönsson brings customer dedication and a genuine understanding of the challenges facing our clients who rely on our tools and solutions for their everyday success.”
“There is tremendous growth potential in the Americas region, and Orc’s offering is well positioned to meet the particular needs of this market. I look forward to further providing our clients in the Americas with the control, flexibility and high-performance tools they need to maintain their competitive edge, together with the first-rate local support and quality services that complement our trading technology offering,” added Mr. Alfredsson in an accompanying statement.
“I am thrilled to represent Orc in the Americas, and to deliver our enhanced offering to some of the world’s most demanding trading technology users. To learn how our solutions best can match present and future requirements for functionality, performance and compliance, Orc’s approach is to complement the on going dialogue with firms and users across the Americas with comprehensive market research,” noted Mr. Jönsson. “
Last month, Orc expanded its global footprint after integrating its platforms with Borsa İstanbul and achieving certified connectivity to the exchange. The impetus behind Orc’s connectivity to Borsa İstanbul was its wide latitude of focus and scope afforded by the Turkish exchange.