Fidessa group plc (LSE: FDSA), provider of high-performance trading, investment management and information solutions for the world's financial community, today announced that Justin Llewellyn-Jones has been appointed chief operating officer of Fidessa corporation, its US based operation.
Mr. Llewellyn-Jones will take on the role of COO reporting to Mark Ames, CEO of Fidessa corporation. He continues to maintain his assignment of the last three years as managing director of Fidessa's US Hosted Services business.
As COO, Mr. Llewellyn-Jones will oversee all operations across the US, in addition to his existing ongoing responsibilities. He has been focused on directing Fidessa's SaaS solutions as well as R&D, operations, infrastructure and client services with an eye to ensuring that Fidessa's clients remain ahead of their competition and receive the best possible value from Fidessa's products. In this role he has been instrumental in establishing Fidessa as the leading sell-side OMS supplier in North America, offering clients superior product functionality and raising the bar in terms of level of service.
Mr. Ames acknowledges, "Justin has a tremendous track record of increasing operational efficiency for Fidessa in our Hosted Services business. I am confident that he will be able to emulate this success across the rest of our US operations. He has tremendous potential to take the business to the next level by providing strong leadership, inspiring innovation and encouraging strategic thinking across the company."
Mr. Llewellyn-Jones comments, "I am grateful for the opportunity to step up into this exciting role and look forward to building on the incredible momentum that the business has in the region. Since the company started operating in the US in July of 1996, this part of Fidessa's business has grown to serve 255 clients. Our operations have evolved to service this growing client base, and I'd like to see this number increase significantly in the coming years."
Prior to his current role, Mr. Llewellyn-Jones was senior vice president of Service Delivery for Fidessa's US Hosted Services business, and before that he was director of client services at Broadridge Financial / ADP Wilco.