LONDON and NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — GBST, a leading global provider of securities transaction and fund administration software for the financial services industry, today announced that Ian Jack has joined the company as CEO for its Capital Markets business in the UK.
Ian brings 15 years of experience in the financial services industry to the team, with a particular focus in front and back-office financial networks. Most recently he served as Global Head of Infrastructure for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Working from their New York offices, he oversaw a global team responsible for the company’s infrastructure business, which included its global trading network and data centres. Prior to NYSE, Ian held roles at Colt Telecom, Radianz and Logica Ltd .
Based in London, Ian will report to Group CEO Stephen Lake and focus on further growing the company’s Capital Markets business into new markets throughout Europe. “We are delighted to have Ian heading up our Capital Markets UK team,” said CEO Stephen. “His in-depth experience in financial networks is combined with an incredible vision for where the industry is going, which fits perfectly with GBST’s philosophy for product development and commitment to global growth.”
Ian commented that it was this focus on growth and innovation that impressed him most about GBST from the start. “GBST has a drive to develop customer-centric systems and respond to the needs of the each specific marketplace in which they have a presence,” he said. “It goes without saying that I’m thrilled to be joining GBST at this stage of the company’s growth. The industry is at a turning point right now both with an increasingly complex regulatory environment and a continued need for investment in middle and back office efficiency. I look forward to steering GBST’s European business through these challenges and opportunities.”
Stephen added : “We foresee significant growth in the Capital Markets sector over the next few years, and Ian’s energy and knowledge will be critical to our success.”
GBST (ASX: GBT), provides global technology services to the financial services industry, addressing our clients’ constant needs for innovation, competitiveness and responsive IT that truly enables business. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, GBST has offices in Brisbane and throughout Australia, London and New York as well as operations in Hong Kong, Paris and Singapore.
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