Syntegra today announced a number of key appointments to further strengthen its global management team for trading systems. Ken Wortz, previously service director for the Americas at Syntegra, has been named as director of global service for trading systems – with responsibility for managing Syntegra’s service function worldwide. In addition to Ken, the key members of the new Syntegra management team are Chris Hughes who has been appointed as marketing director, and Ben Fursman, who heads up sales for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) alongside Jim Kern who heads up trading systems sales for the Americas.
Commenting on the latest additions to the global management team, Rod MacDonald, managing director of trading systems at Syntegra, said, “Our customers are responding to the challenges of the changing market in which they compete. They face new demands from their own customers as well as the challenge of using technology to find new ways of doing business and differentiate their service. Our customers certainly need to be adaptive – and so does Syntegra.”
“To address this need we have spent the past six months putting our new organisation in place,” continued MacDonald. “I am confident that we now have a leadership team with the intellectual capital, drive and deep market knowledge to spearhead the next stage of Syntegra’s development in the trading systems market. Change this radical is never easy and unfortunately it has meant that some familiar faces are no longer with us. Moving forward, our team not only has the vision and commitment, but also the capability to understand and deploy new propositions, in particular ITS Myriad, our integration framework for collaborative trading. This innovative approach is what our customers expect.”
Rod added, “I am extremely positive going forward – our business is no longer just a turret business, we have evolved to be a full service provider priming contracts and managing systems integration projects for our clients. We are now backed by an even more effective management team and a committed workforce.”