Leverate just announced that it has hired Yasha Polyakov as its new CEO, replacing the recently departed Kobi Gur.
For the past year and a half, Mr. Polyakov ran Rynat Trading Ltd., a CySEC-regulated company which runs the XHorns.com retail forex brand. XHorns runs on Leverate’s SIRIX platform.
Before running XHorns, Mr. Polyakov – an accountant and auditor by training – was CFO of Trade FX Ltd., the holding company for Playtech’s Markets.com.
Mr. Polyakov brings years of financial experience with a focus on extensive due diligence in acquisitions.
Leverate’s Board of Directors stated that it will be focusing on ways to increase Leverate’s market presence with a view to continue its strong growth into the future. A recent injection of capital from its shareholders has put Leverate in an excellent position to not only achieve organic growth but growth via acquisition. The promotion of Mr. Polyakov is a strategic move to achieve this growth.
The Chairman of the Board of Leverate, Simon Kukes, commented:
As an author of 130 US patents, I understand the value of research and development to find new ideas as well as the importance of determining their commercial applications. Mr. Polyakov’s experience in financial due diligence and acquisitions will be a key factor in Leverate’s planned growth.
As CEO, Mr. Polyakov said:
It is a great honor to work within a company with such a great reputation and culture of collaboration. I am sure that with the support of this great team, we will not only continue to provide our clients the ‘added value’ they have come to expect we will be able to expand their tool box of leading technologies helping them to create market differentiation and bottom line profits.