OANDA, a provider of multi-asset trading services, has appointed Warren Faleiro as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of OANDA’s products and services.
The Toronto-based firm said Warren will also be tasked with enhancing its global technology strategy while providing technical leadership across all areas of the business.
Prior to OANDA, Faleiro held a multitude of senior-level positions at multiple companies and industries, dating back to 1998. These include a stint at Lightsurf Technologies as its Director of Engineering, as well as other positions at Nortel Networks, Tollbridge Technologies, Verisign, and BilltoMobile, according to information made public on his LinkedIn profile.
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Most recently, Faleiro served as CTO at FreshBooks, a Canadian-based accounting software provider, with a focus on business and information technology strategy.
OANDA is a multi-regulated broker with offices in Toronto, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. The company operates an FX trading platform utilized by a mix of retail and institutional investors. It also provides currency information services to individuals, large corporations and portfolio managers.
Announcing the appointment, Vatsa Narasimha, CEO of OANDA Corporation, said: “a FinTech company at heart, OANDA was built on the belief that technology would open up the markets to create fair access for everyone, and we remain just as dedicated to this belief today. Combining deep technical expertise with extensive experience in disruptive technologies, Warren will be an invaluable asset as we explore new ways to leverage our technology and drive growth in the future. I’m delighted to welcome him as our new CTO.”
Warren Faleiro added: “over the years, I’ve watched with admiration as OANDA has combined a passion for innovation with ground-breaking technology in order to transform the business of foreign exchange for both consumers and corporates alike. The company has long been driven by a culture of technical excellence. As such, I’m looking forward to introducing new product development and innovation strategies across the entire breadth of the firm – from the trading platform to our rates, payments, data and analytics businesses – further fueling our success in the years to come.”