Gold-i, a trading systems integration specialist for the financial services industry, has reinforced its UK operations with the addition of Ricky Strachan as its newest sales executive, who steps into the position with immediate effect, Finance Magnates has learned.
In his new role, Mr. Strachan will be based out of the group’s UK office but with global coverage. Ricky will work alongside Gold-i’s existing sales team with a focus on growth opportunities amongst existing clients.
He joins the group after nearly 12 years in the software sales, market data and trading platforms spaces, having worked at a number of leading venues in the industry.
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Prior to coming over to Gold-i, Ricky worked at Fintech frim IRESS, where he most recently served as the Business Development Manager, a position he held for more than two years.
Mr. Strachan has also held senior positions and assumed variety of roles with London Stock Exchange. During his 8-year tenure with LSE, he was tasked with supporting some of the UK’s biggest brokers, beginning his career on the technical help desk before transitioning to a sales position.
Commenting on his appointment, Tom Higgins, CEO of Gold-i, said: “Ricky has an impressive background in software sales from IRESS and the London Stock Exchange and a proven track record in global sales. He brings a wealth of experience to Gold-i and a wide network of contacts. He also brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm and is an ideal fit for the Gold-i team.”
Speaking on his appointment, Ricky Strachan added: “I am excited to be joining such a dynamic organisation with such a strong reputation in the industry. I am impressed by Gold-i’s continuous focus on pushing boundaries as well as the company’s innovative products for brokers across a range of asset classes. This is a great opportunity for me to build on my experience and play a key role in helping Gold-i to achieve its ambitious growth plans.”