TraditionData has unveiled three senior hires with Jeffrey Maron, New York-based, and Jim Swanson, London-based, joining the firm as global head of product and global vendor relations manager respectively, while Nobuyuki Ikeda has been appointed as a senior business development manager based in Tokyo.
Maron joins the group from IHS Markit where he was managing director, responsible for expanding MarkitServ through new product development via industry partnerships and acquisitions, investments and divestments. Before IHS Markit, Maron held strategic roles at GFI Group, SuperDerivatives, Icap and Moneyline Telerate.
Swanson joins from Bloomberg where he had a two-decade career in various roles including global manager in major accounts content acquisition; running a team of global account specialists working with top-tier banks, inter-dealer brokers, central banks, benchmark providers and third party data vendors.
Ikeda, meanwhile, brings with him over a decade of experience in financial market data, most recently as regional head of data and analytics for TP Icap in Japan, as well as the head of Japan, Australia, and Korea at Tullett Prebon Information.
“It is becoming increasingly vital that global businesses have access to critical financial market data quickly, consistently and accurately,” says Scott Fitzpatrick, global head of TraditionData. “More so, the old-world approach of unwieldy data packages is no longer suitable to the consumer base. This is something that we are committed to changing.
“Jeff brings a tremendous depth of experience in and around the product side of OTC derivatives,” he continues. “He is a great addition to our team and will help us take our business to the next level. Additionally, having Jim come on board to lead our vendor relationships team was a crucial move for the business. Jim brings the knowledge and experience to TraditionData that will help maximise the potential of our relationships with these key market participants. In Japan, Yuki is already making a difference to the team and we’re very pleased he decided to join and lead our sales efforts in the region.
“The team we have put together, and our commitment to meeting our customers’ needs as they grow and change, is working for our business and I am excited to see what the next couple of years has in store,” he adds.