Visual Trading Systems, a provider of platforms and business intelligence analytics for the foreign exchange and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives industry, has made a new senior appointment, securing veteran Stephen Leahy as its newest CEO with immediate effect, according to a company statement.
The hire comes at a time when the company is expanding in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, having also recently re-structured its product line. Mr. Leahy joins Visual Trading Systems after a brief hiatus from the FX industry. His most recent stint was as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FXPrimus, a role he held for over a year.
Additionally, he also worked as the Head of Business Development – Americas at oneZero Financial Systems, a Managing Member of Capital Markets Access Partners, LLC and Back Bay FX Services, LLC, and other FX roles, dating back to 2002, according to information made public on his Linkedin profile.
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According to Mr. Leahy, in a recent statement on the appointment: “New regulations & market structure changes create fantastic opportunities for a company like Visual Trading. We have seen dramatic growth of new clients and volumes traded at our existing clients, and increased demand for our offerings from prospective clients.”
“I am looking forward to expanding our footprint and rolling out incredible new features and products in the next months,” he added.
Moreover, Adam Grandt will also be joining Visual Trading Systems as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO), part of a newly revamped executive team. “Our products were designed to integrate seamlessly with the major technology platforms used by the foreign currency and over-the-counter derivatives industry,” noted Mr. Grandt.