Senior Leadership Team

Hugh Hughes - VP and General Manager

Hugh serves as the VP and General Manager of Fixnetix Ltd and Fixnetix Inc. Hugh has more than 30 years’ experience in investment banking and the financial services sector. Until October 2005, he was CEO 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, he held the position of Chief Executive at SG Securities Ltd (SGS) for over 10 years.

Hugh started his career at Wedd Durlacher Mordaunt (WDM) in 1968 and was the youngest person to be made a partner at WDM in 1981. After four years, he left to develop Savory Milln International, where he negotiated the sale of the company to Swiss Bank Corporation (SBCI, now UBS) in 1987. Hugh has served on a number of committees, including the SBCI (UBS) Executive Committee and the New Integrated London Office Executive Committee, and he was nominated to the Council of the International Stock Exchange in 1990.

Shaun Jackson - Director of Finance

Shaun Jackson (FCCA, MBA) is the Director of Finance for DXC Fixnetix. Shaun joined Fixnetix in 2010 and has 15 years’ experience working in finance and accountancy. He is a qualified chartered accountant and was appointed to the positions of Director of Finance and Company Secretary in June 2014. Prior to joining Fixnetix, Shaun worked for one of the world’s leading payment processing organisations, where he held several different finance roles.

Shaun has global responsibility for Fixnetix business management and any group functions within Fixnetix with overall control of any financial transactions and accountancy matters.

Steve Hewson - Director of Operations and Service

Steve has over 20 years’ experience working on large-scale managed service projects in the banking industry. After starting his career at BT with their Global Networks team, Steve then moved into operations and services for the financial services industry, working particularly closely with exchanges and on outsourcing projects with a global reach.

As the Director of Operations and Service for Fixnetix, Steve is responsible for the overall delivery and following support of all services to customers.

Angelo Preci - Managing Director of Operations, North America

Angelo has over 20 years’ experience as an Information Technology Professional. He has great experience in this capacity, running IT teams for managed services providers, as well as investment banks and exchanges.

Angelo's extensive experience in managing infrastructure teams who support electronic trading and front- office businesses is a key asset to Fixnetix. Because Angelo has been acting in this capacity on a global scale, he has been instrumental in growing the presence of Fixnetix in North America.

Simon Coombes - Global Director of Sales

Simon Coombes is Global Director of Sales at Fixnetix, managing the sales teams in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. He joined Fixnetix in 2016, and was appointed to Global Director of Sales in 2018.

Prior to joining, Simon spent 22 years in Financial Technology Services firms in London and Tokyo, covering front, back and multiple asset classes, across Europe, the US, and Asia. Simon holds an International Business and Japanese degree, is fluent in Japanese & French, and has lived in Asia for 21 years.

Simon McDowell - Head of Sales & Account Management EMEA

Simon has a proven track record of delivering success with more than 30 years’ experience in the finance community. He is a trusted and respected member of the industry and has extensive experience as a commercial leader including 15 years at Fidessa.

Simon’s in-depth understanding of Capital Markets allowing him to understand how to align technology and business as a partnership, key to promoting Fixnetix services. He is responsible for driving the Sale of the Fixnetix offerings throughout the Europe and the efficient management of our wide variety of accounts.

Inderjit Shah - Chief Technology Officer

Inderjit is responsible for the overseeing of all technical aspects of the company and oversees the C++, Java, and FPGA Development teams, as well as the Business Analysis and Quality Assurance teams. He leads the development of the Fixnetix current and future generations of hardware and software EMS systems (iX-eCute,iX-hybrid, ZL) and the market-leading GUI command and control platform (iX-Eye).

Inderjit has over 20 years’ experience working across multiple industry sectors, broadcasting, telecommunications, defence and finance. He has been both a software and FPGA developer for over 15 years and has managed multi-disciplined engineering teams on large-scale global initiatives.