Calypso Technology, a provider of cross-asset front to back trading and trade processing systems, has made a number of appointments globally to address what it calls “increased client demand and significant growth in 2004NLGÂ¢,Â. Overall, headcount increased by 46% during the year.
“We’ve experienced dynamic growth across all regions this year, having signed clients such as, SunTrust Bank, M. Safra, NewSmith Capital and LCH Clearnet. The expansion of our support team has been instrumental in helping to deliver successful implementations for existing clients, including Citigroup and Sumitomo Trust & Banking,NLGÂ¢,Â says Charles Marston, CEO of Calypso. “The recent appointments are key to Calypso’s growth and we will continue to build on our in-house expertise with more strategic appointments going forward.NLGÂ¢,Â
Calypso has expanded its sales team in the US with the hire of Larry Cenci as senior sales executive in New York, reporting to Dutt Chintalapati, vice president, Americas. Cenci joins from ADP, where he served as global account manager. As senior sales executive, he will drive sales in the region. Previously, Cenci was president of Leading Edge Technologies, prior to its acquisition by ADP, and has over 20 years of experience in fixed income capital markets systems.
Calypso has also increased its presence in Asia Pacific, with the appointment of Sean McDermott as a Tokyo-based sales executive for the region, reporting to Arnie Pap, vice president, Asia. McDermott joins from Wall Street Systems, where he served as country manager for Japan.
In Europe, Naoko Fader has been appointed as senior sales executive, bringing 11 years’ experience in financial markets, including a strong background in fixed income and credit. He reports to Roland Sapsford, director of Calypso’s London office. Fader joins from Iris Financial. Meanwhile, Bimal-Jay Umeria joins as front office support consultant in London, reporting to Jean-Marie Gutty, director of professional services. He joins from Deutsche Bank, where his focus was on front-end credit derivatives trading systems.
Finally, Robert Finnell has been appointed as a general counsel in Calypso’s San Francisco headquarters, reporting to Kelyn Brannan-Ahn, CFO. Finnell brings over 19 years of experience as inside legal counsel to rapidly growing private and publicly held technology companies and was formerly vice president, general counsel, and assistant secretary of PeopleSoft.