BondDesk appoints Crosbie CEO; Slaymaker becomes chairman

Source: BondDesk

BondDesk Group, the largest electronic marketplace for retail fixed income trading in the U.S., today announced an expansion of the company's leadership team with current CEO Robert Slaymaker assuming the newly-created role of Chairman and Peter Crosbie being named CEO.

Crosbie, 47, brings a wealth of experience and a strong track record in research, product development, marketing, financial software and credit markets. Most recently, Crosbie has been a management consultant in the credit software and risk industry and served on several boards of directors, including BondDesk Group and Credit Market Analytics (CMA). Slaymaker will continue to provide strategic direction to the company as Chairman, providing strategic counsel, focusing on client relations and advancing the company's growth strategies.

Under Slaymaker's leadership, BondDesk has become one of the fastest-growing financial technology firms in the U.S. and has been recognized for providing the highest level of customer satisfaction among all trading platforms. The BondDesk Alternative Trading System (ATS) provides clients with access to more than 35,000 live offerings and executes more than 20,000 transactions every day.

"Peter's contributions as a Board member have been invaluable, and he will be a fantastic addition to our executive team," said Slaymaker. "As we continue to expand, it's critical that we have the expertise and bench strength necessary to maximize our growth and address new market opportunities. Peter's leadership, technology background and expertise complement our industry-leading client service capabilities and will serve us well as we continue on our current growth trajectory."

"I'm delighted to be joining the BondDesk team in an expanded leadership role," said Crosbie. "BondDesk has defined this category by offering the first and best solution for odd-lot fixed income trading. The company's primary focus is to continue to enhance our platform and solutions providing our current client base with next generation trading technologies and access to a best execution liquidity pool. I look forward to leveraging our strengths and capitalizing on growth opportunities in the years ahead."

Prior to this position, Crosbie was CEO of Moody's KMV where he managed the merger of Moody's Risk Management Services and KMV LLC. Prior to Moody's acquisition of KMV in 2002, Peter held several leadership positions at KMV including CEO, and President and COO. He joined KMV as a partner in 1994. Crosbie also served as Director of Loan Portfolio Management for Barclays Bank of New York in 1992. Prior to that position, he taught marketing at Santa Clara University Business School and provided consulting services to Barclays Bank dealing with capital markets and risk management.

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