Tradable nabs Skype innovator Janno Teelem as Chief Product Officer

Janno Teelem headed up product development teams for Apple-related products at Skype.

Trading apps platform company Tradable has announced the hiring of a new Chief Product Officer, Janno Teelem. Teelem joins Tradable from Microsoft, where he headed the Mac engineering team for Skype products. Microsoft of course bought Skype from eBay for $8.5 billion in 2011. Teelem had actually been an early hire at Skype, and was with the company since 2004.

The complete press release follows:

Skype Innovator, Janno Teelem Joins tradable as Chief Product Officer

One of the original software developers at Skype has joined tradable – the world’s first open trading platform – as Chief Product Officer. Janno Teelem, who headed up product development teams for Apple related Skype products, has been appointed to evolve the innovative tradable platform, positioning it at the forefront of the global retail trading industry. He joins with a wealth of international experience in software product development from working in Silicon Valley, the UK, Sweden, Austria and Estonia.

tradable, which allows traders to create a completely customised online platform using 3rd party developed apps to fully define their trading experience, has attracted a huge amount of interest since launching last year. Voted the most innovative financial product by the top 500 Forex industry CEOs at the ForexMagnates Summit in London 2012, tradable’s ‘app store’ model is rapidly gaining momentum through partnerships with some of the leading players in the industry – including one of Japan’s most prestigious financial organisations, Monex Group Inc, which will be offering the tradable platform to its client base of over 1,300,000 traders in Japan.

As Chief Product Officer at tradable, Janno Teelem will focus on evolving the tradable platform as well as building and executing the product roadmap, providing value and enabling new opportunities for traders, brokers and third party developers.

Jannick Malling, CEO of tradable comments, “”This is a major hire for us – Janno was one of the first guys at Skype and has an impressive career history in software development for international markets. He really is one of a handful of people that has proven they can build truly world-class user experiences. We think this ability will be key for driving the shift towards open trading platforms with fantastic trading experiences, a trend taking place in the industry right now. I am confident that, with Janno’s expertise, we can continue to transform the online trading industry and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Janno Teelem adds, “tradable is a true innovator, with a very talented team. They have started a movement towards an open platform model that is accelerating the industry and I am very excited about the potential of the tradable platform. I believe my experience building software products and agile product teams will help the organization to further innovate and achieve its business goals.”

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