Kalahari, a provider of real-time analytic systems and consulting services to financial and energy trading institutions, has appointed Peter Wadkins, president of the Financial Markets Association – USA (FMA-USA), as New York-based sales director, effective immediately.
Wadkins was appointed president of FMA-USA in 2000, and was re-elected for a further three year term in 2003. As president, he sits on the US FX Committee.
In his role as sales director, Wadkin’s remit will include all sales and marketing, client management and business development within the Americas region. He reports directly to Nigel Weston, Kalahari’s director for the Americas.
Wadkins joins Kalahari with more than 30 years experience in the financial industry. During his career, Wadkins has managed trading rooms, trading desks, sales desks, brokerage desks, and is actively involved in advising on the development of leading-edge broking and trading products, according to the company.
Weston says, “Wadkins brings a whole new dimension to Kalahari. His admirable reputation, accomplishments and strong history make him the perfect fit for our team. His sales aptitude and proven track-record for leading and managing successful teams, combined with Kalahari’s technology, will equip him to manage the company’s firm acceleration in the Americas region.