FXMarketSpace, the first centrally-cleared, global, foreign exchange (FX) platform, today announced that it has appointed Phillip E. Harris as Senior Vice President and Head of Sales, Americas.
Harris, 36, will be based in New York and will report to Rick Sears, President and Chief Sales Officer, FXMarketSpace.
Harris joined FXMarketSpace from CME where he was Director, Foreign Exchange Products. In that role he worked to enhance customer relationships in order to build and maintain liquidity in CME's FX market. Prior to CME, he served as Senior Sales Manager for Lava Trading, where he was responsible for selling Lava's FX trading platform to commodity trading advisors, hedge funds, asset managers, overlay managers, global macro funds and third party vendors.
"Having hired Phil at CME, I'm looking forward to working with him again as we build FXMarketSpace's presence in North America," said Sears. "As a seasoned FX market participant, Phil has seen our market grow and evolve into an asset class. He understands how our platform uniquely meets the needs of today's market."
FXMarketSpace also announced the initial members of its North American sales team. Bill Castellano, 41, has joined as a Vice President, Sales. Castellano previously spent 14 years as a sales specialist with Reuters where he played a central role in helping to establish a U.S. franchise of electronic FX trading products including automated dealing, limit order management, FX distribution and post-trade messaging.
Jena Axelrod, 32, has also joined FXMarketSpace as Vice President, Sales. Axelrod was previously a sales executive at Super Derivatives where she was responsible for managing a global sales team on a number of major accounts, selling FX, interest rate, equity and commodity derivatives software.
Both Castellano and Axelrod will be based in New York, reporting to Harris.