Kalahari, a global provider of real-time price discovery, analytics and publishing solutions to financial and energy trading institutions in over 16 countries, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Rendall as Product Development Manager, reporting directly to Managing Director, Graham Mansfield.
Ian comes to Kalahari with over 20 years IT experience within the financial industry ranging from Inter Dealer Brokers, through start up dot-coms, to Investment Banks.
As part of the original development team of Sage Accounting, the world's most commercially used accounting software, Ian developed an excellent understanding of how to develop and enhance a commercial 'off-the-shelf' product, whilst meeting the demands of such a unique and diverse group such as the financial community.
His move into Inter Dealer Brokers (IDBs) at Cedar Street, Cantor Fitzgerald and Prebon Yamane at the height of the growth of IDBs also saw him adding tremendous value in terms of the move to automated price discovery systems and trading platforms.
As CTO for DLJDirect, the online stockbroking platform he further strengthened his position as a leader in producing highly scalable mission critical quality software within the financial services industry.
"Kalahari is at a very important phase of its growth and expansion with the introduction of a new product later this year," said Graham Mansfield, Managing Director. "In his new position, Ian will orchestrate the successful launch of our new product, liaising with both our existing and prospective customers, as well as with our internal sales and marketing, R&D and development teams. Ian's extensive experience working with financial service organisations means that he has an unparalleled comprehension of the technical challenges faced by our customers, bringing invaluable insight to this role."
Commenting on his new role at Kalahari, Ian said: "It's great to be back working in a small yet highly impressive team developing the kACE product range and cementing its position as a world beater in its field."
Ian left the University of Northumbria with an HND in Computer Science.