Xignite, Inc., a provider of cloud-based financial data application programming interfaces (APIs), has strengthened its leadership team with the addition of Ryan Burdick as its new Senior Vice President and Global Head of Sales and Marla Sofer as its Senior Director, Strategic Business Development, according to a company statement.
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The two hires come in tandem with the opening of a new office in New York, which will help serve as a nexus for Xignite’s East Coast activities. This will further its aims of scaling its sales and marketing efforts to help sustain its growth in the US as well as in the financial services realm.
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Dina Xu will also serve as the group’s inaugural New York-based sales director. Mr. Burdick will be installed as Xignite’s SVP of Sales and will also be based out of New York. He will be tasked with the group’s sales team and partners, as well as fostering Xignite’s expansion in Asia – he joins the company from Markit, where he worked as its Head of Client Management North America.
By extension, Marla Sofer has been added as Xignite’s Senior Director, Strategic Business Development. In this capacity she will help manage key partners, redistribute clients, and other select marketing initiatives – Ms. Sofer joins Xignite from Lending Club, having worked as its Head of Third-Party Monitoring and Oversight.
According to Stephane Dubois, Xignite CEO and founder, in a recent statement on the appointments: “Ryan, Marla and Dina bring incredible financial services technology experience that will help us tremendously in educating the capital markets industry about the challenges and opportunities they face as they prepare to migrate their market data infrastructure to the public cloud.”