Nasdaq Liffe Markets names three new hires

Nasdaq Liffe Markets names three new hires

Nasdaq Liffe Markets (NQLX) has bolstered its management team with the appointment of three new executives, George Yepes, Patrick Fay and Jim Stearns.

George Yepes has been appointed senior vice president of sales, responsible for the exchange's sales and marketing efforts and the development of institutional clients. Yepes was formerly vice president and director of institutional sales at Blackwood. He has also held senior sales roles with Instinet and Bridge Information Systems.

Patrick Fay takes up position as senior vice president, business development. He joins NQLX from the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) where he served for 18 years, most recently as vice president, business development.

Jim Stearns has been named vice president, member relations, where he will work directly with members and potential users of the market. Prior to his appointment at NQLX, Stearns worked for Susquehanna International Group and CBOE.

Yepes and Stearns will operate from the NQLX office in New York City, while Fay will be in the Chicago office.

Tom Ascher, chief executive officer of NQLX, comments: “The addition of George, Pat and Jim dramatically increases our ability to respond to member needs, develop new opportunities and bring new members into our markets.”

NQLX is a fully electronic, federally regulated exchange formed as a joint venture between The Nasdaq Stock Market and Liffe (London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange).

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