Colt announced that Andrew Housden has joined the company as VP of Capital Markets, reporting to Tom Regent, Colt’s Chief Commercial Officer. Andrew will be responsible for growing Colt’s Capital Markets vertical, overseeing some of Colt’s largest accounts across Europe, Asia and North America. Colt works with 18 of the top 25 banks and diversified financial groups, over 50 exchange venues and 13 European central banks.
Andrew will be based in London, and joins Colt from BT Global Services, where he was the VP of Global Finance Accounts. During his time at BT, he managed the global sales team for Unified Trading and Radianz cloud services and was responsible for driving business growth with major accounts in the financial services sector. He also has experience of managing global implementation and operational teams to deliver the service levels required by banking and trading firms.
“Colt is focused on delivering an outstanding customer experience to enterprises that are global, yet need deep local attention and expertise. Andrew’s appointment signifies our commitment to the Capital Markets vertical, his in-depth knowledge of client requirements and the underpinning technologies fits perfectly with Colt’s vision for the future. His longstanding experience of selling to, and supporting, financial services customers around the globe, includes ten years in New York where he managed one of the largest outsourcing contracts in the industry for a global investment bank,” said Tom Regent, Chief Commercial Officer at Colt.
Colt delivers highly secure, on-demand services designed to meet the requirements and speed of the financial markets. This includes Colt PrizmNet, a next-generation extranet service dedicated to the financial sector, MarketPrizm market data feeds, hosting, and tailored connectivity solutions. Colt’s Capital Markets customers also benefit from Colt’s SDN-enabled, intelligent network, known as the Colt IQ Network, which has been designed to provide on-demand access to global data centres, public cloud providers, as well as participants’ premises.