eSpeed, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPD), a leading developer of electronic marketplaces and trading technology for the global capital markets, announced today the appointment of David Hall as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Sales of eSpeed Futures and Ecco software. He will report to Daniel Eccleston, Managing Director of eSpeed Futures.
In his role, David will be responsible globally for sales of eSpeed's futures hosting and order routing services and the Ecco order execution software. He will manage the existing Futures and Ecco sales team while working closely with eSpeed product and sales managers worldwide to co-ordinate eSpeed's global sales efforts in the futures space. David's appointment to this role is a key element of eSpeed's increasing focus on its futures business.
David joined eSpeed as Product Manager in July 2006 from Patsystems, where he served as Director of Product Marketing from 2003. David established and developed various product launches throughout Europe and the United States and exceeded growth targets for six years in a row, following his arrival at Patsystems in 1999. Previously, David held positions at a number of financial institutions including the Industrial Bank of Japan, Deutsche Bank and National Westminster Bank, and brings with him over 20 years of experience within the financial markets industry.
Paul Saltzman, Chief Operating Officer at eSpeed said, "David is the ideal candidate to help further grow our existing futures routing and execution screen business. His experience will be vital in improving our futures offering through a broader range of user interfaces, and we look forward to working with him closely in achieving this end."
David Hall said, "It's an exciting time for eSpeed within the futures market and I'm delighted to be managing an experienced team that is ideally positioned to develop our futures business further."