Orc names John Cameron CTO; Annie Walsh CMO

Orc names John Cameron CTO; Annie Walsh CMO

Swedish trading systems vendor Orc Software has named John Cameron as chief technology officer (CTO) and Annie Walsh as chief marketing officer (CMO). Both join the company from FIX engine provider Cameron Systems which was acquired by Orc earlier this year.

Cameron was previously chairman of the board at Cameron Systems, which he founded in 2001.

He has 20 years' of experience working in the financial services sector, starting as a member of the team that wrote the Australian Stock Exchange's fully automated trading system, Seats. Cameron also worked in the US, Europe and Australia for some of the world's largest buy side and sell side organisations before starting up Cameron Systems.

In his new role Cameron will be responsible for global technology strategy and he succeeds previous CTO Joakim Johansson, who along with 10 other developers, quit the firm following disagreements with former chief executive Jonas Lindström.

Walsh was previously global marketing manager at Cameron Systems which she joined in 2001. She has also managed Cameron System's regional sales in Australia.

Both Walsh and Cameron will report to Lars Johansson, who took over as CEO from Lindström who departed in February following disagreements with staff over product development. At the time the vendor insisted that Lindström's departure was not connected with the acquisition of Cameron Systems.

With Cameron now responsible for technology strategy, Orc says its head of development Hugh Stables will now manage its worldwide development organisation.

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