Horizon Software, a provider of electronic and algorithmic trading solutions and technology, has announced today that it has hired Francis Leclerc as Regional Manager for North America. The appointment follows a significant investment by Capzanine in June, which has prompted the expansion of Horizon’s North American operations.
Leclerc’s return to Horizon
Leclerc’s new position sees him returning to Horizon, where he worked for eight years from 2004 to 2013. He has spent the last five years in Société Générale, where he developed equity finance and prime brokerage applications as the Development Team Lead. At Horizon, Leclerc will head the North American office and help the company deliver on its aggressive expansion strategy.
Before leaving the company in 2013, Leclerc helped establish the company’s presence in Thailand in 2008. He has more than two decades of experience in investment banking and has a keen interest in equity derivatives.
Commenting on his new role, Leclerc said: “Horizon has been successful since its launch two decades ago, with exceptional global growth and an ever-increasing number of financial institutions around the world choosing its technology.”
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“I am delighted to come back to work with such an effective team of specialists dedicated to giving our clients the best technology and service.”
Adding to this, Sylvain Thieullent, CEO of Horizon, commented: “I am looking forward to welcoming Francis back to Horizon to ensure that our strategy of expansion in North America progresses smoothly.”
“With his experience of working in multinationals in Paris, London, Asia and Canada, combined with his deep knowledge of software development for front and back offices, I am confident that Francis is ideally-positioned to continue supporting our international success by leading our North American operations.”
Horizon was established in 1998 and offers technology to financial institutions across the globe. The company focuses on all trading businesses related to listed markets. Its systems cover numerous asset classes including options, futures, ETFs, CFDs, warrants, fixed income, commodities, and equities.