Actant, a market-leader in software solutions for high performance automated derivatives trading, today announced the appointment of John Fickle as US Sales Director. His arrival is the latest hire to coincide with the launch of Actant's new low latency, programmable, algorithmic trading application, Actant ExStream.
John joins Actant on the back of nearly 20 years' experience in financial services, risk management and capital markets. Most recently, he was a member of The NASDAQ Stock Market's Global Corporate Client Group for the Midwest, significantly increasing both client base and revenues.
During his time at NASDAQ, he was responsible for over 85 billion dollars of market capitalization to the exchange and over 5 million dollars of total revenue, selling their suite of corporate intelligence, corporate communication and corporate governance solutions. Prior to NASDAQ, John operated on both the buy and sell sides of the market, as an equity derivatives trader for McGowan Investors and VP of Trading for Goldman Sachs and as an equity options market-maker for GPZ Trading and Timber Hill Inc.
Actant's Vice President, North America, Fraser Reid states, 'We are very pleased to announce John's appointment as the latest recruit to support our launch of Actant ExStream. His arrival demonstrates Actant's long-held commitment to hire ex-traders who can truly understand the needs of today's trading community and deliver the best service to our clients.'