LeapRate Exclusive… LeapRate has learned that Andrew Gibson has left institutional electronic FX platform FastMatch, following just four months on the job as Director of Sales for Europe.
We had reported that the very colorful Mr. Gibson had joined FastMatch late last year from Tradair, where he was Global Sales Director. His tenure at TradAir was also fairly brief, lasting about 8 months.
And it was just yesterday when LeapRate broke the news that FastMatch had added Citigroup’s Nick Hamilton as Director of Sales, Europe – the same title held by Andrew Gibson. So Mr. Gibson’s departure does not really come as a surprise.
A senior FastMatch representative told LeapRate that Andrew Gibson left the company upon ‘mutual agreement’.
FastMatch is jointly owned by retail forex broker FXCM Inc (NYSE:FXCM) and commercial banks Credit Suisse and BNY Mellon.
Andrew Gibson is a seasoned market professional with more than 30 years of experience in the Forex industry. Prior to his stints at FastMatch and TradAir, Mr. Gibson was Manager, FX Products at ABN Amro Clearing Bank NV for nearly 7 years, where he helped to build the company’s FX Clearing offering. Before that he was Sales Manager – FX Products at Fortis Bank Global Clearing NV for four years. He also held positions at ForexManage Limited, Qanat Ltd and TraderTools.