Nasdaq NLX director departs for role at tech consultancy

Nasdaq NLX’s director of onboarding departs for role at technology consultancy firm, DataArt.

A director of onboarding at Nasdaq NLX has become the latest senior figure to depart the derivatives venue.

Toby Bryans has left Nasdaq NLX after three years to join technology consultancy firm DataArt as principal consultant of its finance practice division.

At Nasdaq NLX Bryans worked across technology, sales, compliance and project management to ensure a smooth onboarding process for clients.

His new role will entail working on technology projects with proprietary trading firms, high frequency trading venues, exchanges and tier one banks.

DataArt’s global head of finance practice Cliff Moyce, described Bryans' experience as ‘invaluable’, adding that over the past year DataArt’s finance practice “has gone from strength to strength in the UK, USA and Europe.”

Bryans is the latest senior figure to leave Nasdaq NLX for a consultancy role.

Stuart Deel-Smith - also a former director at Nasdaq NLX - joined derivatives consultancy firm, Vanna Consulting, in June this year. 

He was a central figure in the launch of Nasdaq NLX in 2013.

In April, Smith was put on redundancy risk alongside Bryans and Nasdaq NLX’s director of business development, Darren Butler.

Around the same time, Charlotte Crosswell, former CEO of Nasdaq NLX, also moved to become a strategic advisor for the exchange group.