Barchart, a provider of financial market data and technology, has appointed Keith Petersen has its newest Head of Strategy and Corporate Development. This is the group’s most recent hire and one that looks to maximize his lengthy experience in the financial realm, according to a Barchart statement.
In his new role Mr. Petersen will be tasked with supporting and executing the company’s overall strategy, one that emphasizes growth. Mr. Petersen will also be focusing on Barchart’s media and solutions business units, which include retail and institutional services.
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In this capacity he will be reporting to Barchart’s CEO, Mark Haraburda. Prior to joining Barchart, Mr. Petersen garnered a lengthy tenure in the financial markets space, including roles at CME Group, IMC Financial Markets, and Bank of America, among others. He has also specialized in business development for equity index and foreign exchange products.
According to Mr. Haraburda in a recent statement on the appointment: “With Keith’s experience and track record, we are proud to have Keith join our team as Head of Strategy and Corporate Development. We look forward to having Keith grow into his new role and to help pave a path for Barchart’s growth.”
“I’m honored by the opportunity to work with the strong team at Barchart to identify and pursue channels for growth that will drive the next wave of expansion for the firm. Barchart has grown in size and exposure over the past several years with several acquisitions and the introduction of various new products, and I’ll be focused on continuing that trend,” explained Mr. Petersen.
The appointment is the first marquee addition to Barchart since the addition of Mr. Haraburda himself as CEO back in June 2016.