Electronic trading software and execution solutions company Trading Technologies has promoted experienced sales professional Robbie McDonnell to Executive Vice President of Global Sales.
Mr. McDonnell’s new leadership position will require an international relocation from his current posting in Sydney to Trading Technologies’ worldwide headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.
As Executive Vice President, Mr. McDonnell will report directly to CEO Rick Lane and be responsible for leading the firm’s international sales operation.
With a career at Trading Technologies which spans across sixteen years and encompasses senior-level sales management positions within the company in Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong and London, Mr. McDonnell’s strong ties in the global trading community have been instrumental to the company’s success.
“Robbie’s unique perspective and leadership will benefit our customers as they navigate the increasingly complex challenges of trading derivatives on a global scale. He has had a big hand in helping customers in every major region and will be a strong customer advocate in this role,” said Mr. Lane.
“While Trading Technologies is already seen as the leading global brand in professional futures trading software, our next-generation trading platform, Nextrader, will elevate the brand even higher by enabling us to mass distribute our software in ways that were never before possible. I’m thrilled to be moving into this position at the center of the futures trading world as the industry gears up for the next phase of electronic trading,” said Mr. McDonnell in a corporate statement on his promotion.
In his most recent role as VP/Managing Director, Asia/Pacific since 2006, Mr. McDonnell led Trading Technologies’ expansion into the region, growing the company’s footprint to include offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney. Under his leadership, TT closed major deals with many global banks, regional futures commission merchants (FCMs), proprietary trading firms and Asia/Pacific exchanges. Revenues from the region now represent a significant portion of the firm’s global sales.
Prior to taking the Asia/Pacific role, McDonnell was Managing Director of TT’s London operation. He first joined Trading Technologies in 1998 as a member of the original London sales team, not so far from his native Ireland, before being responsible for international growth of the company. Mr. McDonnell worked with the City’s major proprietary trading firms and banks to establish Trading Technologies’ presence there, and he witnessed first-hand the shift from open outcry to screen-based trading. He grew Trading Technologies’ London office and established Trading Technologies as a market-leading derivatives solutions provider in London and Europe, a position that the company still holds today.