GFG names Augustus Mejia trading systems manager

Source: Global Financial Group

Global Financial Group Inc. (GFG) is pleased to announce the addition of Augustus (Augie) Mejia as Trading Systems Manager to e-globe x-change Canada ("egX"), a wholly owned subsidiary of GFG. GFG is establishing egX as a securities exchange for listing and trading real estate backed securities.

"A key component to an efficient securities exchange is a skilled technical team capable of operating a reliable trading platform and adapting to new technologies. Mr. Mejia's extensive electronic trading system experience makes him a valuable addition to our technical team as we proceed to develop and implement the egX trading platform in collaboration with OMX Group." stated Mr. Leo Chamberland, President and CEO of GFG.

Mr. Mejia's career includes a wide variety of trading and related systems work:
  • analysis, design, development and operational support for mission critical applications;
  • operating systems maintenance, support and training; and
  • managing numerous projects that required translating the trading and financial community's business requirements to technical specifications and project plans.

Since February 2000 Mr. Mejia has worked at the Pacific Stock Exchange which is now part of the NYSE Group, Inc. and NYSE Arca (formerly known as the Archipelago Exchange, or Arca Ex(R), and the Pacific Exchange). Most recently, Mr. Mejia held the position of Senior Software Engineer and was responsible for modifying, testing, and implementing system and business enhancements to the POETS system (an option trading system for the Pacific Stock Exchange). Mr. Mejia has also developed and maintained the MFI (Member Firms Interface) connections to member firms' external order entry interfaces and acted as an intermediary in resolving system problems.

From March 1987 to February 2000, Mr. Mejia held various senior technical positions with the former Vancouver Stock Exchange, now the TSX Venture Exchange. In 1987 Mr. Mejia designed, developed, tested and implemented computer programs for the first on-line fully automated trading system in North America - (VCT) Vancouver Computerized Trading. Mr. Mejia was also involved with various workgroups including a team to design STAMP (Securities Trading Access Message Protocol).

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