Speakerbus Limited, leader in trader voice management solutions, today announced the appointment of market data industry veteran John Jessop as Strategic Advisor to the Board of Directors.
"Speakerbus has developed an excellent suite of trader voice solutions. It is now in a strong position to fulfill its potential in the global financial markets and to expand in other areas of financial services. I look forward to helping the company achieve its objectives," said Jessop.
John has over 40 years of international financial markets experience, within a variety of high-profile positions. At Telerate Systems Inc, he was elected to the Board of Directors and previously held various senior managerial roles as Senior Executive Vice President, Managing Director Europe and Marketing Director. He then moved to Bridge Information Systems Inc as Managing Director Europe and served on the Executive Committee. He started his career at Reuters, in London, as financial editor and senior marketing executive.
He is currently a business consultant, based in London, specializing in corporate restructuring. Until recently he was non-executive Chairman of Logicscope Inc, a provider of post-trade solutions to the foreign exchange market (acquired in September 2011 by MarkitSERV).
Andy Wodhams, Founder and CEO of Speakerbus, said: "We are pleased to welcome someone of John's acknowledged stature and reputation to the company. We believe his market knowledge and extensive international experience will hugely contribute to the expansion of a company like ours."
In 2010, John was elected a founder member of Inside Market Data magazine's inaugural Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and the author of a published memoir Tales from the South Pier, an account of his experiences in the financial information industry spanning nearly five decades.