John Farda has joined global provider of online multi-asset trading services, OANDA, according to an announcement shared with LeapRate. Based in New Yourk, Farda will take the role of Managing Director of North America and spearhead the firm’s growth strategy in the US and Canada.
Farda has previously worked in CME Group and E*TRADE and has accumulated vast experience in driving transformation and growth in the financial markets. Prior to his appointment at OANDA, he worked at Fidelity Investments, where he held several positions, Head of Product for the SimpliFid Digital Solutions division being the most recent one.
David Hodge, Chief Revenue Officer with OANDA, said:
We’re delighted to welcome John to the OANDA team. His extensive experience in the electronic trading sector will enable the firm to further transform our operation in North America, driving company growth and strengthening our reputation in the region.
Backed by our institutional-grade multi-asset platform and legacy of technological innovation, I’m confident we will continue to build the business in North America, introducing OANDA’s world-class brand to new audiences throughout the region in the coming years.
Farda’s appointment follows two other high-profile hires made by OANDA recently. Philip Holemans joined the firm in July as Chief Financial Officer and Marcin Niewiadomski was named Head of Europe following its March acquisition of TMS Brokers in Poland.
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