Peer-to-peer trading technology firm DataSynapse has named five new senior hires to its management team, following Frank Cicio's recent appointment as COO.
Rick Moran and Finn Christensen have been appointed vice presidents of sales and business development. Moran was founder and CEO of Redpoint Software. Before founding Redpoint, he held senior management positions with Stratus Computer and Isis Distributed Systems.
Christensen previously was managing director of Asia Pacific for MKIRisk, as well as head of client services globally for the risk management division of the Misys Group. He also served as a principal and director of risk management and derivatives trading systems at Fusion Systems Group.
Juan Lando and Jonathan Amsterdam have been recruited to the integration services team as vice president and senior consulting engineer, respectively. Prior to joining DataSynapse, Lando was a senior manager in the financial services industry practice at Andersen's business consulting division. Before Andersen, he was the co-founder and CEO of RiskAnalytics.
Amsterdam was founder and president of Astrel, a Java training and consulting firm. He has also worked for the fixed-income analytics group at Lehman Brothers.
David Markowitz has been named vice president of product marketing, responsible for marketing and positioning of the company's products for targetted industries. He previously was vice president at Caminus Corp., a provider of energy trading, risk management and scheduling systems.