First New York Securities, a global multi-strategy trading firm, announced today that Jean Hill has been appointed Head of Information Technology.
As First New York continues to expand across various asset classes and business lines, including domestic and international equities, macro rates, foreign exchange, commodities, fixed income, derivatives and tax exempt bonds, Ms. Hill will be responsible for further developing and managing the firm's IT infrastructure.
Ms. Hill brings over 25 years of operations and leadership experience with a focus on implementing business-driven strategic IT plans. She has extensive experience in creating managed service models designed to optimize performance and provide incremental business value.
"Technology is paramount to compete in the global marketplace and we're committed to building a world-class technology platform," commented Joseph Schenk, CEO of First New York Securities. "Jean's impressive background and skill set will ensure our technology operations are among the best in the industry."
"I am excited to be part of the First New York team," added Ms. Hill. "The firm has positioned itself for significant growth in the coming years and I look forward to helping them develop a robust technology infrastructure that complements the firm's business goals and strategies."
Ms. Hill joins First New York Securities from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where she was Vice President and Deputy Chief Technology Officer responsible for technology infrastructure services including data centers, networking, desktop and midrange computing environments. Previously she was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and was responsible for leading both their Global Wealth and Institutional Technology Services organizations. Her global team at Morgan Stanley consisted of more than 1300 staffers in 30 countries. Prior to Morgan Stanley, she was a Director of IT at Merrill Lynch where she supported the capital markets business. She has a BS from Cornell University and a JD from Fordham University.