Options Announces Sponsorship of the Irish Echo 40 Under 40 Awards

New York, 21st February, Options Technology (Options), a trailblazer in Capital Markets infrastructure, today announced its sponsorship of the Irish Echo 40 Under 40 Awards. The Irish Echo, a leading Irish American news publication will hold its 17th annual awards on Friday, February 23rd, 2024, New York.

Inaugurated in 2007, the Irish Echo 40 Under 40 Awards recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields of work before reaching the age of 40. The 2024 honorees include distinguished leaders from across the United States including Options’ Declan O’Brien, Director of Trading Infrastructure Operations.

Danny Moore, President and CEO of Options, commented, “We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Declan O’Brien, finalist in the Irish Echo’s 40 Under 40 Awards People’s Choice category. Declan seized the opportunity to relocate from Belfast to New York when the chance came up. His pioneering spirit and dedication have made him a trailblazer in managing ultra-low latency trading infrastructure, earning him well-deserved recognition.”

Ray O’Hanlon, Editor of the Irish Echo added, “As the Irish Echo edges ever closer to its 100th birthday in 2028, we are inspired by the young ambassadors of Irish America who are keeping faith with their heritage even as they forge new and adventurous paths forward. We are proud to cover their stories in the only newspaper serving the Irish American community from coast to coast and know that in their hands the future of the US-Ireland transatlantic relationship is secure.”

The announcement follows news of the firm’s promotion of Marlena Efstratopoulou to Chief Information Security, its achievement of SOC compliance for a 13th consecutive year and its appointment of Laura McCann to Chief Financial Officer.


For media inquiries, please contact Niall McAleer, niall.mcaleer@options-it.com. 

Options Technology: 

Options Technology (Options) is a financial technology company at the forefront of banking and trading infrastructure. We serve clients globally with offices in New York, London, Belfast, Cambridge, Chicago, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Paris, and Auckland. At Options, our services are woven into the hottest trends in global technology, including high-performance Networking, Cloud, Security, and AI (Artificial Intelligence). 


Irish Echo Press contact: Tracey Quilligan, +1 212 482 4818

Press image: At a photocall to launch this year’s awards were Options’ Harley Semple, Director of Data Solutions, and Anna Horner, Marketing Associate, as well as guest speaker Michael Biondo, President of Business Development with iHeartMedia and editor of the Irish Echo, Ray O’Hanlon.