FastMatch Strengthens European Sales Team With Two Exec Hires

The hires at FastMatch keep coming, this time relegated towards its European sales operations.

FastMatch, an FX Electronic Communication Network (ECN), has appointed David Jones and Mark O’Neill as its newest Directors of Sales for Europe, which is slated for immediate effect, according to a FastMatch statement.

In his new role as the Director of Sales – Europe at FastMatch, Mr. Jones will focus on the sales of the group’s ECN, ManageMatch aggregator, AgencyFX buy-side execution suite. He will be primarily dealing with hedge funds, asset managers, brokers, and a number of proprietary trading firms, among other entities.

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Mr. Jones joins FastMatch from EBS, part of a lengthy career spanning nearly three decades in the foreign exchange (FX) realm. Nearly half of this time was spent at EBS, where he worked principally as a Global Account Manager and eFX Business Manager. Prior to EBS Mr. Jones also garnered experience as an FX Trader at Barclays, Bank of America and Nationsbank in such financial hubs as London and Chicago.

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Alternatively, FastMatch has also named Mark O’Neill to the role of Director of Sales – Europe with immediate effect. Like Mr. Jones, O’Neill joins FastMatch with an extensive FX resume, including time at FIXI plc, QuantumFX, and a number of brokerages, having held a number of senior level roles.

Both Mr. Jones and O’Neill will be reporting directly to Dmitri Galinov, CEO of FastMatch. According to Mr. Galinov in a recent statement on the twin appointments, “As FastMatch ECN separates its operations from FXCM and moving to bilateral trading mode, we are lucky to have such seasoned staff on board to build a high quality operation.”

Back in April, FastMatch also hired Thomas Koslowske as its Director of Sales – Americas, along with John Bogue as its Head of Operations.

FastMatch is an ECN for trading FX and other asset classes. Its technology is prevalent in other equities operations such as the Credit Suisse Crossfinder’s matching engine and others. The group deals with retail brokers, institutions, banks and other trading venues.

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