Sucden Financial Limited has appointed Gavin Parker as Chief Operating Officer, joining the firm’s Board of Directors.
Gavin joined Sucden Financial in early 2007 as Director of Information Systems, where he has overseen the company's internal IT support, infrastructure, trader support and software development departments.
Gavin started his IT career in 1981 and has worked for a number of financial organisations in senior roles, including Fortis Bank as IT Director, Fuji Bank as an Associate Director and for a number of independent software vendors where the primary focus was electronic trading solutions for derivatives.
Michael Overlander Chief Executive, Sucden Financial said, “Gavin has helped steer the advancements and development of Sucden Financial’s in-house trading systems. Given the importance of technology in all aspects of our business, his role as Chief Operating Officer will include responsibility for the firm’s IT and Operations functions, unifying the activities of our front office trading systems, together with those of post trading operations.”
Overlander continued, “We believe that over the coming years the development of both areas will play a key part in ensuring that Sucden Financial maintains its strong position in the market place. Consequently by offering clients a comprehensive, electronic and all-encompassing trading package, we will ensure that we remain in a healthy and competitive position.”
Gavin Parker, Chief Operating Officer, Sucden Financial said, "I am delighted with my appointment and I look forward to building on the well-established global success of the firm. We will be embarking on various transformational programs over the coming months, working closely with our clients to capitalise on an array of exciting opportunities, including ongoing enhancements to our electronic trading and clearing services."