Kalahari, a global provider of real-time price discovery and analytic solutions to financial and energy trading institutions in over 16 countries, today announced the appointment of Mr. Edward Maher as Managing Director, Americas. As a key member of the senior management team reporting directly into Chairman and Managing Director, Peter Trenier, Mr. Maher will be based at the company’s new offices in New York and will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the company’s business in the Americas region.
Mr. Maher’s primary responsibility will be to drive the sales and support of the company’s flagship product, kACE, in the Americas region. Kalahari launched kACE in 1999. Since then, it has become the industry’s most wanted and respected real-time price discovery and analytics solution among banks, broking firms, and other financial institutions and corporations. With flexibility and control as the driving design principles, kACE gives traders the tools and the freedom to innovate and concentrate on what they do best – calculate and effect the trading opportunity.
"I’m impressed with Kalahari’s integrated approach to real-time pricing, modelling, analysis and data publishing, as well as the company’s standing in the marketplace. I look to leverage my experience in managing businesses in the Americas region and to work alongside Kalahari’s senior management team to help expand its impressive global customer base."
Mr. Maher’s career within the financial services sector spans more than twenty years, holding various senior positions for the sectors major players; most recently he worked as a risk management consultant for SAS Institute and manager of North American Risk Sales for Misys. Mr. Maher also launched State Street-Askari’s risk management software business in Europe; he launched Algorithmics in both New York and London, and C*ats Software’s business in New York.