Trading Places: TechFinancials Loses its COO, OANDA Europe Gets New CMO

Catch up on the latest executive moves from around the financial services industry.

Monday, April 17

Carmen Haddad

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Carmen Haddad, Citigroup

Citigroup (NYSE:C) has made a new senior hire to its Saudi Arabian business, part of a burgeoning effort to reaffirm its presence in the Middle Eastern country – Carmen Haddad has been tapped as Head of Citigroup Saudi Arabia. Her new role will pave the way for her appointment as Citi Saudi Arabia’s Chief Executive Officer.

Seamus Donoghue, Lykke Corp

Seamus Donoghue

Lykke Corp on-boarded Seamus Donoghue as its newest director. In his new role Mr. Donoghue will be working out of Singapore – the group focuses on leveraging developments in blockchain technology as part of a bid to foster a global internet exchange with immediate settlement for all asset classes and types of financial instruments.

Charles Citro, Morningstar 

Morningstar Credit Ratings last week appointed Charles Citro as managing director for commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) ratings and analytics. Mr. Citro’s new responsibilities include leading Morningstar’s businesses that focus on commercial mortgage-backed business, other commercial real estate (CRE) ratings initiatives, as well as the management and development of analytical staff.

Tuesday, April 18

George Patterson, Axioma

Axioma appointed George N. Patterson as Managing Director of Corporate Strategy. Mr Patterson, an industry veteran, joins the group’s newly formed Corporate Strategy team with immediate effect. George brings over 25 years of investment experience to the portfolio management solutions provider. Prior to joining Axioma, he served as CIO Multi-Asset Investments at BOM Global Asset Management.

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David Hodge, OANDA Europe

David Hodge

OANDA Europe on-boarded longtime foreign exchange (FX) veteran David Hodge as its newest Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Mr. Hodge comes over to OANDA Europe having served at the head of multiple leading FX venues in the country. He joins OANDA Europe from CMC Markets, which he joined nearly two years ago as its Chief Commercial Officer in London. He will be succeeding Daniel Skowronski, who parted ways with the group earlier this year.

David Hoag

David Hoag, OCC

Options Clearing Corporation (OCC), one of the industry’s paramount equity derivatives clearing organizations, has appointed David Hoag as its newest Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Information Officer (CIO). In his new role as the SVP at OCC, Mr. Hoag will be reporting to John Davidson, OCC’s new President and Chief Operating Officer. His appointment will be tendered on May 1, 2017, when he will succeed Luke Moranda.

Wednesday, April 19

Anthony Guido, Steven Jones, Jay Sommer, and Jeffrey Walsh, BTIG

BTIG once again added to its Fixed Income Credit Group, this time bringing in four new senior executives as part of its latest round of hires. Anthony Guido, Steven Jones, Jay Sommer, and Jeffrey Walsh have all joined the firm within the Fixed Income Credit Group. Each individual will be based out of BTIG’s New York office, reporting to Drew Doscher and Darren Haines, the group’s Co-Heads of the Fixed Income Credit Group.

Jeremy Lange, TechFinancials

TechFinancials (LON:TECH) has a key void to fill in its senior leadership, following the announcement that Jeremy Lange, the group’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), will be relinquishing his role on July 17, 2017. Mr. Lange originally joined TechFinancials back in 2014, having worked since then as its Executive Director and COO. He will be pursuing other professional activities outside TechFinancials.

Laurence Jones

and Marc Desanges, CloudMargin

CloudMargin secured the services of two new sales executives last week, adding Laurence Jones and Marc Desanges. Both Mr. Jones and Mr. Desanges were appointed to help CloudMargin’s global sales efforts across its businesses in the UK and US. In particular, Mr. Jones joined CloudMargin’s office in New York office as its newest sales executive. He comes over to the group with over twelve years of sales experience, including a penchant for operations management and leadership across collateral, clearing and over-the-counter derivatives.

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