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Catch up on last week's executive moves.

Last week was full of personnel shifts in the finance industry.


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Stacy English

Stacy English, formerly head of the regulatory intelligence team at Thomson Reuters, has been appointed to the UK board of Corlytics. Corlytics offers regulation-based services, which should be much in demand now what with MiFID II approaching.

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John Byrne, CEO of Corlytics, said: “Stacey will be a key addition to our board.”


Charlie Steel

Charlie Steel

Charlie Steel, Global Head of Corporate Development at CMC Markets, is leaving the firm after three years. He is moving to Babylon Health to work as its Chief Financial Officer.

The finance veteran will step into his new position sometime this year.

Marco Bagglioli

Marco Baggioli

Despite being promoted to COO only two months ago, Marco Baggioli is reportedly parting ways with ADS Securities. He will be leaving the group in approximately three months to pursue other interests.

In the past, he has worked at BNP Paribas, Monte Titoli, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, and JPMorgan.

Neehal Shah

After 13 years at Deutsche Bank, Neehal Shah has been appointed as the new head of the G10 FX trading unit at BNP Paribas.

He will report to Adrian Boehler, global co-head of FXLM and commodity derivatives, in the firm’s London offices.

Bryan Feinberg, Theodosis Mourouzis

Financial Commission provides dispute resolution and certification services to the forex, derivatives, and cryptocurrency markets. It recently expanded to ICOs, and has appointed two individuals to its ICO certification committee..

Bryan Feinberg is the CEO and founder of several established financial companies, and he already serves on the board of the Blockchain Intelligence Group.

Theodosis Mourouzis is an information security, cryptology and data analytics expert who currently serves as the executive director at the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM).

Catherine McGuire

Catherine McGuire has stepped down after more than 4 decades at the Securities and Exchange Commission. She began employment there in 1973. 

Her notable accomplishments include, but are not limited to, her involvement in implementing the Securities Reform Act of 1975, the Securities Exchange Act Amendments of 1983, and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.


Rajiv Datta

Rajov Datta

Colt Technology Services has promoted Rajiv Datta to group COO. Previously CTO, Mr. Datta will now face additional responsibilities.

“I am privileged to be leading a strong team that is committed to making this happen and am excited to have the opportunity to play an expanded role at Colt,” he said

Todd Rudley

Todd Rudley

Todd Rudley has joined Xceptor, an automation platform technology provider, as Sales Director for North America.

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“I am very pleased to have joined Xceptor as we scale the business and drive growth in North America,” said Mr. Rudley.


Laura Ryan

Laura Ryan

Eze Software, a leading investment technology service provider, has announced that it has appointed Laura Ryan as Head of Sales for Asia-Pacific.

Managing Director R.G. Manalac said: “I’m thrilled to have Laura leading the unified effort to fuel our rapid growth in the region.”

Tom Cunningham

Tom Cunningham

IHS Markit has appointed Tom Cunningham as COO of its thinkFolio product. He will be tasked with leading thinkFolio’s product management, support and managed services.

In his new role, he will be reporting to Spiros Giannaros, Global Head of thinkFolio and Enterprise Data Management (EDM) at IHS Markit. He will be based in the group’s London office and he steps into his new job immediately.

Daniel Gottlander

Daniel Gottlander has been hired as the newest Head of Swaps Trading at Citadel Securities.

Earlier this year the group brought in Virginie Saade as Director of Government and Regulatory Policy for Europe, and in April it hired Stephen Luparello, a former director of the division of trading and markets at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as its general counsel.

Jeroen Rombouts

Goldman Sachs has installed Jeroen Rombouts as its Co-Head of Corporate Derivatives for EMEA.

Mr. Rombouts is Goldman’s acting Head of FX sales for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), and originally joined Goldman back in 2001. His new role will see him work alongside co-head Alessandro Dusi.

Vitaly Bulychev

The Financial Commission has hired blockchain specialist Vitaly Bulychev to its newly-formed ICO Certification Committee. Vitaly Bulychev has over 5 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor and researcher in the field of distributed ledger technology.

Chairman Peter Tatarnikov said: “Vitaly Bulychev brings extensive experience to help support our efforts of improving standards and establishing a baseline of best practices that every ICO issuer should demonstrate as part of the ICO Certification process.”

Mark Pottle, Michael Peters

Chicago-based Trading Technologies International, a global provider of high-performance trading solutions, announced on Thursday the expansion of its senior management team in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mark Pottle, a 15-year TT veteran who has worked in senior-level sales management positions for the company in London office, has been appointed Regional Executive Sales Director and will be based in Singapore.

The company also has named Michael Peters to Regional Executive Sales Director at the firm’s Australia office.

Bogdan S. Barbu

Bogdan S. Barbu has been appointed the new Head of Sales and Operations at FCA-regulated prime of prime broker Price Markets UK.

Before working for Price Markets, Mr. Barbu was relationship manager for customer service and operations at Squared Financial Services. Prior to this, he held a similar position at City Credit Capital.


Kevin Gillespie

FX veteran Kevin Gillespie has been hired to the sales and development team of Cobalt. He joins the post-trade solutions provider after a lengthy career in the FX space, and will step into the new role with immediate effect.

Mr. Gillespie has been actively involved in the FX industry for nearly two decades, dating back to 1998. He joins Cobalt from Hotspot, where he worked as Director of FX Sales for over two years. In his new role he will be based in the group’s London office.


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