HelioGraph has appointed Financial Models Company director Richard Vreeland as US chief operating officer (COO).
As COO, Vreeland will oversee business development, sales and marketing initiatives, press liaison and strategic relationships with industry partners for the firm's North American operations.
Vreeland previously spent eight years as director of client services at Financial Models Company (FMC) and has also worked for Bank of New York and Salomon Brothers.
Since opening its New York office last July, HelioGrpah has won a series of new US-based clients, including Loomis Sayles, MFS Investment Management and FXall. Other US-based HelioGraph clients include Bank of America, Citicorp and Merrill Lynch.