GBST Holdings has appointed Barry Raskin as the new chief executive of the company’s Americas business.
In a statement released by GBST, the financial services technology provider said Mr Raskin will be based in New York and will have overall responsibility for its North American business.
“Mr Raskin will report to group CEO Stephen Lake and work directly with the incumbent Liz Bevan to transition into the role,” the GBST statement said.
Prior to joining GBST Mr Raskin worked for 30 years with SIX Financial Information USA – formerly known as Telekurs USA – a supplier of global securities pricing and reference data.
“Mr Raskin helped establish SIX in the US in 1987, serving as CFO and secretary prior to becoming managing director in 1995,” the statement said.
“Under his leadership, the company focused on customers’ needs and improved data accessibility, resulting in significantly increased market penetration, revenue and profitability as well as an enhanced reputation for quality, reliability and comprehensive coverage,” it said.
GBST also said in addition to Mr Raskin’s appointment, the company has also added Timothy Larason as vice president, head of development, for its Americas business and Mike Vellecca as vice president, head of account management.
“Prior to joining GBST, [Mr Larason] served as director of technology at Barclays Capital where he oversaw the US electronic trading technology division,” the statement said.
“Mr Larason has also held positions in software engineering and project management, building systems for Lehman Brothers and Datek/Ameritrade.”
“Mr Vellecca brings with him 20 years of experience working in various account management, marketing and sales roles with a particular focus in financial services,” the statement said.
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