StreamBase Systems, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance complex event processing (CEP) software, today announced that William R. Harts, a pioneer in financial market structure and applied technology, has joined the StreamBase Board of Directors. Harts' deep financial services expertise will be of great value to StreamBase's Board as the company continues to expand its footprint in the financial services marketplace.
Mr. Harts is a management consultant known in the financial services industry as a pioneer of automated market making and algorithmic trading, as well as an authority on financial market structure and applied technology. Most recently, Mr. Harts was Managing Director and Head of Equity Strategy for Banc of America Securities. He has also held executive positions including Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy for The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc., Managing Director of Strategic Business Development and head of Automated Market Making for the Global Equity Division of Salomon Smith Barney. Early in his career he was a consultant for Fischer Black's Quantitative Strategies Group at Goldman Sachs, one of Wall Street's first major algorithmic trading businesses.
"As a founder of a successful technology company, I take a great deal of pride in working with emerging companies like StreamBase," said William R. Harts. "I have been a StreamBase customer and used the product and truly believe that complex event processing is quickly becoming a ubiquitous technology in financial services and StreamBase is a clear leader in the space. I look forward to offering my experience as a member of the Board of Directors."
"William Harts is a pioneer in financial and trading technologies," said Chris Risley, chief executive officer, StreamBase. "We're fortunate to have recruited someone with deep expertise in the use of technology to solve the problems of major financial institutions. We look forward to working with William and leveraging his advice and expertise."