London / New York / Hong Kong ― 10th November, 2022 ― Options Technology, the leading Capital Markets services provider, today announced the appointment of Christy O’Kane to SVP, Global Head of Delivery.
Christy joined Options as part of the Graduate and Placement Programme intake in March 2016. He started his career as a Technical Support Engineer, supporting Options clients in the UK, US, and APAC regions.
Previously Christy held a Project Management role, where he worked with clients, engineers, and account managers to enhance the effectiveness of day-to-day operations across Options’ Managed Platform, Managed Applications, and Managed Colocation business lines.
Commenting on the appointment, Options’ President and CEO, Danny Moore, said, “Christy has been an exceptional performer since joining Options as a Graduate in 2016. Alongside the global delivery and onboarding of complex projects and services, he played an integral part in the implementation of our Fixnetix and Activ acquisitions. We are delighted to promote him to SVP.”
Christy added, “As an Options Graduate Programme Alumnus, it is a great privilege to be appointed to this position. I look forward to continuing to work with the team and our partners to scale operations and deliver top-tier services to our growing client base.”
Today’s news comes as the latest in a series of strategic announcements for Options, including its VMware Cloud Verified Status in TR2, ten Microsoft Gold Partner certifications, and the launch of its 2023 Graduate and Placement Programme following a record graduate intake in 2022.
In 2019, Options received investment from Boston-based Private Equity Firm Abry Partners. This investment has enabled Options to accelerate its growth strategy and develop its technology platform while expanding its global reach in key financial centres.
About Options (www.options-it.com):
Options Technology is the No. 1 provider of IT infrastructure to global Capital Markets firms, supporting their operations and ecosystems.
Founded in 1993, the firm began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. Today, the company provides high-performance managed trading infrastructure and cloud-enabled managed services to over 550 firms globally, providing an agile, scalable platform in an Investment Bank-grade Cybersecurity wrapper.
Options clients include the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses, and exchanges. With offices in 9 key cities; New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Belfast, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Auckland, Options are well placed to service its customers on-site and remotely.
In 2019, Options secured a significant growth investment from Abry Partners, a Boston-based sector-focused private equity firm. This investment has enabled Options to considerably accelerate its growth strategy to invest further in its technology platform and expand its reach in key financial centres globally.
Options has been named among the UK’s leading growth companies in the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.
About Abry Partners (www.abry.com)
Abry is one of the most experienced and successful sector-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its founding in 1989, the firm has completed over $82 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity or preferred equity placements. Currently, the firm manages over $5.0 billion of capital across their active funds.
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