FlexTrade Systems, a specialist in multi-asset execution and order management systems, has appointed Vishal Pandya to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO), a newly created role, the company says in a statement.
Based in the company’s headquarters in New York, Pandya will be tasked with business development for FlexTrade’s solutions across all functions/products/geographies. He will also be responsible for putting in place the necessary operating structure and management systems to enable the technology provider to scale and accelerate growth.
Pandya will report to FlexTrade’s CEO Vijay Kedia. In conjunction, he also will act as an executive sponsor and cultivate relationships with existing and new FlexTrade customers and partners.
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Vishal, who will join the company’s executive leadership team, was previously Vice President of Operational Performance at Hewlett Packard, a role he held for nearly three years in which he worked closely with the CEO and COO. His tenure at Hewlett also encompassed various posts including Strategy & Operations for Indirect Sales, Emerging Market Sales and Corporate Strategy.
Pandya has made significant enhancements to HP’s PartnerOne program, and has streamlined key channel sales processes on its Partner Relationship Management (PRM) platform, making it easier for partners to do business with HP.
Earlier in his career, he spent seven years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he was responsible for the development of sales and marketing, and operational improvements as a strategic business area of focus.
Announcing the appointment, Vijay Kedia, President and CEO of FlexTrade, said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Vishal to the FlexTrade team. Vishal has built an impressive track record of strategic, operational and financial accomplishments for more than 15 years. His breadth of experiences across industries, including technology and financial services, and exposure across geographies and cultures, will be a valuable asset for FlexTrade as we continue to expand our trading products and services across the globe.”