Hugh Hughes - Chairman, CEO & Founder
Hugh serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fixnetix Ltd. and Chief Executive of Fixnetix, Inc.and has more than 30 years' experience in investment banking and the financial services sector. Until October 2005, he was Chief Executive Officer of the London arm of Thales Information Systems, a leading provider of consultancy, systems integration and outsourcing services. Before joining Thales, he set up ITGE, a joint venture between ITG and SGSL. (global crossing.) Prior to these appointments above, he held the position of Chief Executive at SG Securities Ltd (SGS) for over ten years.
Hugh started his career at Wedd Durlacher in 1968 and was the youngest person to make partner at WDM (BZW) in 1981. After 4 years, he left to develop Savory Milln International where is negotiated the sale of Savory Milln to SBCI (UBS) in 1987. Hugh has served on a number of committees including the SBCI (UBS) Executive Committee, the New Integrated London Office Executive Committee and was nominated to the Council of the International Stock Exchange in 1990.
Paul Ellis - SVP Business Development & Founder
Paul has more than 16 years' experience in market data and electronic trading, having originally started his career with Reuters before moving on to become head of UK market data production for ABN AMRO. Paul's expertise is developing new markets and opportunities around complex data and trading solutions. Prior to co-founding Fixnetix, Paul was head of UK business for Net2s, a French financial services system integrator, and also held a senior position with KPMG developing new business around the application service provider (ASP) market
Jason Mochine - Director of Sales and Operations
Having spent over 25 years with market data and trading technology organisations such as Reuters plc, where he had managed the UK & Ireland Account Management operation and various sales roles at Telekurs A.G. and Quotron Ltd, Jason is responsible for growing revenue and the operational running of the company.
David Thompson - Company Secretary
25+ years experience in senior financial positions the majority of which has been with IT oriented companies in the financial services sector. David's first position in the market data arena was international controller of Citibank's Quotron business. More recently he was with CWB, a City based IT consultancy and out sourcing company. Other positions include being FD of Arbat Banking Systems, Excite Europe, Technocom and Line Management Group.
Rod Kent - Exchange Operations
Rod has more than 12 years' IT operations experience based within Tullett Liberty Ltd. For the first four years Rod managed the team responsible for disseminating data to over 150 institutions in London and mainland Europe. During the following eight years Rod was responsible for all IT requirements for Tullett Liberty's Equity division, connecting over 20 European and US cash and derivative exchanges. He also designed and implemented bespoke middle office systems for the division.
Matt Dangerfield - Chief Technology Officer
Matt has over 14 years experience working for Tier One Investment Banks here and in the U.S.A. Matt joined Fixnetix from Credit Suisse where he managed vendor relationships / product development for AES and designed the Credit Suisse LLDMA offering in Europe. Prior to Credit Suisse Matt ran the Bear Stearns European client connectivity group for LLDMA, DMA & DSA.
Bob Fuller - Chief Administration Officer
Bob was Chief Executive Officer of Equiduct, an organisation created to provide MiFID compliant trading services and equity best execution on its Belgian regulated pan-European electronic exchange. As CEO, he was responsible for driving Equiduct's phased roll-out plan and developing a broad range of service propositions to help European financial institutions via its own Pan-European regulated exchange or as a white label product to systematic internalisers or financial institutions that want to operate their own trading facilities.
Prior to Equiduct, Bob was Director of IT Strategy at Dresdner Kleinwort (DK), where he focused on infrastructure, exchange connectivity, Swift connectivity and centrally-cleared products including exchange-traded derivatives, equities and bonds. In addition to his work at DK, Bob was also co-chair of the IT sub group for the MiFID Joint Working Group set up to evaluate MiFID legislation and its impact across Europe.
Bob is Chairman of the MiFID IT Sub Group to date and contributes heavily to the regulatory community in London and beyond.
Sarah Ferguson - Director of Finance
A qualified Chartered Accountant, Sarah has been with Fixnetix since its outset. Sarah has worked in industry for the past 7 years with a focus on innovative and high growth companies. Prior to moving into industry, Sarah worked as a management consultant with one of the Top20 accountancy practices in the UK.
Trevor Miller - Head of Systems Architecture
Trevor has designed and developed complex financial services systems as a project manager with Logica and as founder and principle of Market Systems Technology for over 30 years before joining Fixnetix. He was MST's chief architect for real-time market data collection and distribution systems created for Dow Jones Telerate, the Boston, Pacific and American Stock exchanges, as well as a number of brokerages. Trevor is one of the industry's most experienced designers of high performance real-time messaging systems. He is the lead designer of Fixnetix new generation of financial ticker processing and messaging middleware products.
Jack Swan - Vice President of Software Development
Jack began his career in financial services software development as a consultant with Monchik-Weber Associates in New York. He was Chief Architect for Fidelity Investments Advanced Technologies Group. In 1984 Jack and Trevor Miller founded Market Systems Technology, a software development firm specializing in real-time messaging systems. MST developed real-time processing and distribution systems that were proven industry leaders in high capacity, low latency messaging. He was Market Systems Technology's CEO as well as architect and developer for 25 years before joining Fixnetix. Jack was instrumental in establishing Fixnetix in the US.
Dr Marcus Perrett – Director of Development
Marcus is responsible for the C++, Java, FPGA development teams, Business Analysis and Quality Assurance teams. He has over 18 years’ experience across multiple industry sectors including defence, telecommunications and finance with both development and management experience. Marcus holds a EngD (PhD) in FPGA and communication technology from University College London (UCL) and has studied towards an MBA at London Business School (LBS). He has lectured on FPGA at Tier 1 conferences worldwide and his work has recently been published in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (TCAS-2). Prior to joining Fixnetix, Marcus was Innovation manager for a Japanese multi-national and led the development of automation, measurement and telecommunication products using hybrid, C++ and FPGA architectures.
Sam Hutchison – Director of Technical Services
Sam is responsible for the Operational Service Teams consisting of the 24x7 Technical Operations Centre, Network Engineering, Server, Data Centre and Market Data & Trading Solutions teams. He has been with the company 5 years, formerly heading up the Fixnetix Trading Solutions team where he was responsible for the architecture and implementation of high availability ultra low latency solutions . He has been providing managed services for 16 years for buy and sell side Finance IT, Enterprise Hardware &Software Vendors and Defence Technology.
Angelo Preci – Managing Director of Operations, North America
Angelo is Managing Director, North America Operations, and an Information Technologies Professional with over 20 years’ experience in running IT teams for managed services companies, Exchanges and Investment Banks.
Angelo's experience in managing infrastructure teams supporting Electronic Trading and Front Office businesses globally are a key asset to the organisation.