Technology provider Fixnetix has appointed 13 new staff in the past quarter to support the expansion of its co-location, market data and trading infrastructure businesses.
The new hires have joined the networking infrastructure, trading, market data, customer support and business development teams of Fixnetix from a range of firms, including banks Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, RBS, Commerzbank, data vendor Thomson Reuters and telecommunications firm Verizon.
Employees joining the company include Richard Reed from Verizon, who has been appointed as head of network and co-location strategy; Owen Chuck and Gareth Richardson in sales and business development; Mehdi Ramouni and Mark Harrington in market data engineering; Michael O’Shea and Wayne Xiao in network engineering; John Staples and John Williams in trading systems; and Helen Gilbert and Leah Morton in the service desk team.
Additional appointments include Russell Stephen as service delivery manager and Gavin Kennedy in data centre engineering. All these new positions will supplement Fixnetix’s existing teams.
According to Hugh Hughes, CEO of Fixnetix, the new employees will be working collectively to support the firm’s client base, which includes prime brokers, hedge funds, multilateral trading facilities and spread betting companies.
“Fixnetix now operates some 18 co-location and proximity hosting centres across Europe and the US to support trading across all the major cash, futures, FX and bond markets. The company also offers data and trading access to over 45 markets,” said Hughes in a statement. “That’s why we’re investing in our service desk capability, developing our comprehensive networking offering, and growing our business development team to make sure we continue to provide our customers with the highest levels of support.”