Technology provider Tora has hired Brian Tafaro in a new role to support sales in Japan of liquidity services and provide client coverage, in tandem with additional similar responsibilities for the rest of Asia.
He joins from Goldman Sachs where he was managing director and co-head of Japan execution services team for 13 years and was responsible for managing trading activities in Japan and other Asia markets. Before working at Goldman Sachs, he was with Nomura Securities in their international sales trading team in Tokyo.
At Tora, he will take the title of managing director. He also will co-head Tora Liquidity Services with Khahlil Kirtman, who has been sole head of that business since 2009.
He will be based in the USA and will report to Keith Ducker, the firm’s CIO.