Dutch market data and trading technology vendor MarketXS has appointed Jan De Roeck, a mergers and acquisitions specialist, as its new chief executive officer.
De Roeck joins MarketAxess from ABN Amro where he was executive director and global head of wholesale clients and oversaw the acquisitions of Telerate by Moneyline, Telerate Benelux by MarketXS and MTS by a Euronext and Borsa Italiana joint venture.
Prior posts include head of global market data and dealing room technology at ABN Amro and senior sales and marketing positions at Dow Jones Telerate and Rank Xerox. He has also held various advisory ships for Reuters, Swift and the Australian Stock Exchange.
MarketXS says his arrival will support its growth strategy on an autonomous basis and through selected acquisitions. De Roeck will focus on managing existing client relationships and extending the company's business with larger banks, brokers and exchanges.
De Roeck will replace company founder and current CEO Floris Alkemade who will stay on as a member of the supervisory board.
The new management set-up will also see Ronald Kleinveld, current managing director, become COO replacing Marc Visser who will take up the role of CFO.