Logicscope names John Barber CEO

Logicscope names John Barber CEO

UK post-trade software vendor Logicscope has appointed industry veteran John Barber as its new chief executive officer (CEO).

Barber's previous experience includes a 14 year stint at Dow Jones Telerate where he was deputy managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

He left Dow Jones Telerate to join Intercapital - which merged with Garban in 1998 to become Icap - as head of software division Data Analysis Risk Technology (Dart) .

Barber helped sell Dart to financial markets software vendor AFA Systems in an all-share acquisition in April 2000, taking an executive director seat on the board.

In 2002 Barber was named global head of information and data sales for ICAP Information Services. However he left Icap in 2004 to take up a consulting role at interdealer broker Tradition.

At Logiscope Barber will take over the CEO role from company founder Nick Dyne, who becomes head of business development.

In 2003 Dyne wrested control of Logicscope away from majority investors, which included venture capital fund 3i and Swedish investment company Astroiden Data, in a buy-in management buy-out deal.

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