Dash Financial Technologies (Dash), a trading technology provider, released a statement this Tuesday announcing the appointment of Glen Lesko as Chief Growth Officer. Today’s announcement comes one year after Dash appointed industry veteran Robert Boylan as a managing director in the firm’s business development division.
Lesko is no industry newcomer. He joins Dash from Bloomberg Tradebook where he was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and president. During his three and a half years with Bloomberg Tradebook, Lesko was responsible for a number of innovations, including the launch of the company’s OPTX execution service.
From Hong Kong to New York
Lesko started his career in the financial services industry almost thirty years ago. He joined Dutch bank ABM AMRO in 1991 and spent ten years with the firm.
Over the course of his career with the bank, he worked in New York and Hong Kong. He started off in equity sales and worked his way up the company ladder, becoming Head of Asia Equity Sales before finishing his time at the firm as Head of International Equity Sales Trading.
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In 2001, Lesko moved to Deutsche Bank where he assumed the same position he had held at ABN AMRO – Head of International Equity Sales Trading. He didn’t spend long at the firm and, in 2003, he moved to trading and execution broker, CF Global.
After three years with CF Global, Lesko moved to institutional broker Instinent Asia. He spent seven years at the firm as CEO, overseeing the business’ regulatory, revenue, product, technology and financial management divisions.
Lesko then spent a brief spell as Co-Head of Instinet’s Americas division before joining Bloomberg Tradebook in 2015. As noted, it is from Bloomberg Tradebook that Lesko joins Dash.
Discussing Lesko’s appointment, Peter Maragos, Dash’s CEO, said: “Over the course of his career, Glenn has driven results through a leadership approach that encourages entrepreneurialism, instills a client-centric mindset and ultimately leads to sustained operational excellence. We’re extremely excited to welcome him to the firm.”