Exclusive: GKFX hires PhillipCapital and CMC Markets veteran George Sassoon as Head of Sales


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LeapRate Exclusive… LeapRate has learned that FCA regulated Retail Forex and CFDs broker GKFX has made another addition to its senior management group, hiring George Sassoon as Head of Sales UK.

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George Sassoon, GKFX

George Sassoon joins GKFX after serving for two as Director of Sales – Europe in the London office of Singapore based broker PhillipCapital, helping PhillipCapital launch its UK retail forex operation. Prior to PhillipCapital Mr. Sassoon spent six years at CMC Markets Plc (LON:CMCX) in a variety of senior sales related positions.

GKFX has been in growth mode, amid a changeover in its management ranks, since late last year when $8 million was injected into the company by controlling shareholder Kasim Garipoglu and CEO Serkan Arli, as was exclusively reported by LeapRate.

As far as the aforementioned management changes go, GKFX saw the departure of CEO Jacob Plattner late last year, after about one year at the company. GKFX had planned to onboard former ETX Capital executive Joe Rundle to take his place, but Rundle decided to join ThinkMarkets (with all these moves also exclusively reported by LeapRate). Instead, the company hired Brian Myers who had resigned as VP Sales of OANDA Europe.

GKFX also recently entered the institutional FX and CFDs space, launching GKPro in May based on the TradAir platform.

Brian Myers, GKFX Managing Director, said the following to LeapRate about hiring George Sassoon:

At GKFX our key focus is to increase and maintain new and existing business by providing exceptional customer service and operational excellence. I welcome George and his experience to GKFX and know he will further cement our position as the Global Trading Partner to our clients.

George Sassoon added:

I am very happy to join GKFX at this time of substantial growth, we have a strong team and I’m excited to build on the great foundations we have here.

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