Spotex, a developer of FX technology systems and ECN, has hired Kevin Gillespie as director of institutional sales.
In his new role, Gillespie, who is based in London, is set to cover institutional and broker clients as well as banks, primarily in Europe. Reporting to John Miesner, executive managing director and global head of sales and distribution, Gillespie will be responsible for sales of the firm’s FX liquidity and technology solutions.
Miesner comments: “Kevin’s breadth of experience in foreign exchange liquidity and technology are a great fit with Spotex as we roll out new services and technology solutions for brokers and institutions. I am pleased to welcome Kevin to the Spotex team at this exciting time in our development.”
Prior to joining Spotex, Gillespie held a sales and business development role at Cobalt, starting in September 2017.
Before that, Gillespie spent 10 years at Hotspot, staying with the platform through the ownership changes of Knight Capital Group (KCG), BATS, and CBOE. During his time at Hotspot, Gillespie worked as VP FX sales from 2007 to 2015 and as head of sales from 2015 to 2017.
Between 2003 and 2007 he worked as the head of new business development at IFX Markets, where he was responsible for developing the firm’s online institutional FX business. Gillespie began his FX career as a trader though, working in proprietary trading roles at Banca di Roma, Bank of Yokohama, Union Cal Futures and Toronto Dominion Bank between 1988 and 2001.