US trading technology provider and agency broker ConvergEx Group has appointed two senior business development heads, Daniel Rooney and Ian Mawdsley, to its RealTick global execution platform business.
Rooney has been named president of RealTick and head of global business development. Reporting to RealTick CEO Stuart Breslow, he will direct all global sales and marketing, customer on-boarding and product management activities.
For the six years prior to joining RealTick, Rooney was a managing director of sales and business development for ConvergEx’s derivatives-focused LiquidPoint unit. Before joining LiquidPoint, he held a number of business development roles at Reuters and the Chicago Board of Trade. Rooney will be based in RealTick’s Chicago headquarters.
Mawdsley has been named head of international business development and will report to Rooney. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, with expertise in both electronic and traditional trading. Most recently Mawdsley worked at software firm TradingScreen’s listed derivatives business. Prior to TradingScreen, he worked with the equity prime services arm of UBS. Mawdsley will be based in RealTick’s London office.
RealTick added 15 new sales and service personnel in the US and Europe during the first half of 2011. The new hires are in RealTick’s origination, relationship management and customer services units.
ConvergEx Holdings, the parent company of ConvergEx Group, is currently in the process of being bought by private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, in an all-cash transaction expected to close in the early autumn.