Goldman Sachs Appoints Tech Veteran Matt Kilsby as Managing Director

Kilsby is the latest notable appointment to join the investment bank’s equities technology team.

Technology veteran, Matt Kilsby, has joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director. This is the latest big appointment to the investment bank’s equities technology team.

The new role at the American bank seems to have pulled Kilsby out of semi-retirement. His most recent role was Non-Executive Director at Systematica Investments, a multi-strategy spin-off of BlueCrest Capital Management. He has held the position since July 2017. Before that, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer for the company from January 2015 to July 2017.

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Kilsby is not joining Goldman Sachs for the first time. In fact, Gilsby started his career with the bank in 1996 until 2005. During his time at the bank, he held a variety of roles regarding technology, including risk, wealth management, and fixed income trading. His most recent position before he left the bank was VP of FICC Electronic Trading.

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Matt Kilsby
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In 2005, Kilsby left the bank to join Citadel. Here he was the head of European technology. Kilsby’s career has featured both positions at start-ups and Wall Street banks. In 2009 he worked at a high-frequency trading start-up. He worked at the company for a year as the head of business strategy and technology leadership.

Following this, he moved to UBS where he was the managing director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa equities IT. He held this position for two years and four months, before leaving to join BlueCrest Capital Management.

Goldman Sachs is strengthening its e-trading capabilities

The appointment of Kilsby comes at a time when the US-based bank is strengthening its electronic trading services. As a result, in October last year, Mike Blum was appointed as the CTO for electronic trading. Blum previously worked at KCG Holdings, a financial firm that provides liquidity to global markets. At KCG he was the CTO as well. He has also been the CTO at Teza Technologies and a managing director at UBS.

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