Fixed income and derivatives venue connectivity specialist TransFICC has appointed a former Nasdaq Fixed Income senior sales executive to head up its global sales operations.
Gary Vann joins TransFICC as head of sales from Nasdaq Fixed Income where he was head of sales and account management for the EMEA region for seven years.
At TransFICC, Vann will be based in London and responsible for leading the firm’s business development globally.
Vann has formerly worked at interdealer broker BGC Partners broking US Treasuries and $IRS, and spent more than seven years at BrokerTec, now part of CME Group, in US and CAD bond sales. Earlier in his career, he also worked at securities broker RMJ Securities as a US treasury broker.
“Gary joins at a time when we have multiple banks live across Government and Corporate bonds, IRS, Repo, and MBS. His extensive experience and senior industry relationships will help TransFICC to engage with new clients who need modern technology solutions to help them navigate the changing fixed income market,” said Steve Toland, co-founder of TransFICC.
Vann’s appointment follows TransFICC’s plans to roll out a buy-side version of its flagship API platform after securing £5.75 million in a funding round, which included HSBC and ING.
Albion VC led the investment round with HSBC and ING also participating alongside existing shareholders Citi, Illuminate Financial, Commerzbank’s Main Incubator group, and The FinLab.
“As we automate a growing number of complex e-trading workflows and connect with new trading venues, we are continuing to add industry-leading talent to our team. Despite the obvious challenges of the pandemic, we have grown by 50% during 2020,” added Toland.