The Roberts Group (TRG) today announced the hiring of Steve Matthews, a highly-regarded financial industry operating executive with a background in B2B technology and SaaS, as the Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Matthews bolsters a strong existing management team that includes co-founder Robert Leitner who will become Chairman of TRG's Board of Directors. Founded in 1998, TRG is a global leader in helping financial institutions manage their market data inventory and associated expenses, collectively achieving client savings of hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Matthews will be responsible for expanding the company's rapidly growing customer base and continuing to bring innovative client solutions to market, while maintaining the high quality of service that has served the industry so well.
"The market opportunity for TRG is substantial, and the time is right to augment our leadership team with an individual who understands how to rapidly scale our business," said Robert Leitner. "Steve brings to our company a keen understanding of our platform and shares our vision, goals and commitment to sustainable growth. I am looking forward to working directly with Steve and our board on a strategic level to continue to realize the substantial potential that presents itself to our company, our employees and our customers."
Matthews plans to apply his extensive background in both front-end growth and back-end commercial operating capabilities to further building the TRG platform globally. Most recently, he was the Chief Operating Officer at Omgeo, a market leader in the financial markets technology sector, where he first served as head of Product and Business Development. Matthews also held senior management positions at EBS (now ICAP), an FX trading platform and spent his early career in advisory and M&A with PwC. He is currently a member of the Mobiquity Advisory Board. He has a BSc. from the University of Exeter in the UK and is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant.
"I'm thrilled to be leading the team that will deliver the next generation of data tracking and spend intelligence to the financial industry," said Matthews. "The TRG 'family' has a has a great deal of which to be proud, including industry-leading technology, as well as a level of customer satisfaction and retention as strong as any I have seen. For 16 years, the company has delivered tremendous value to the market data and research community, with so much more opportunity upon which to build. Going forward, our customers can expect continual product enhancements accompanied by the outstanding service they have come to expect from TRG. We are poised to do great things together and I can't wait to get started."