Dash Financial Technologies, provider of one of the industry’s most advanced multi-asset trading technology and execution services platforms, today announced the appointment of Glenn Lesko as Chief Growth Officer.
Reporting directly to CEO Peter Maragos, Mr. Lesko will be responsible for driving the firm’s revenue growth objectives globally, both organically and inorganically.
Mr. Lesko, a chartered financial analyst (CFA), brings nearly 30 years of experience, most of it spent working to deliver global, multi-asset trading solutions to the buy side. Most recently he served as CEO of Bloomberg Tradebook. Prior to that he spent nearly 10 years at Instinet, serving as CEO of Instinet Asia and later head of Americas Equities. Before that Mr. Lesko served as a Partner at outsourced trading firm CF Global; Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, directing the firm's international trading desk; and Managing Director at ABN AMRO, first heading its Asian trading desk in Hong Kong and later its international trading desk in New York.
“Over the course of his career, Glenn has driven results through a leadership approach that encourages entrepreneurialism, instills a client-centric mindset and ultimately leads to sustained operational excellence,” said Peter Maragos, CEO of Dash Financial Technologies. “We’re extremely excited to welcome him to the firm.”
Commenting on his new role, Mr. Lesko said: “Dash is not encumbered by the restraints that many other firms face. We are a conflict-free technology firm that is 100% focused on delivering solutions to our customers. We have no goal other than to help our clients obtain the best possible performance. Period.”
Mr. Lesko’s arrival comes at a very exciting time for the firm. In April Dash announced the hiring of equity trading industry veteran Jamie Bogen as Managing Director, Execution Services, and in March the firm announced a management-led buyout backed by private equity investor FlexPoint Ford.
Since launching in 2011, Dash has grown to become one of the industry's most successful technology partners to the buy side, sell side and exchange communities. Today, Dash executes approximately 14% of OCC volume, its compliance workflow and technology solutions touch an additional 20% of OCC volume and the firm continues to grow market share in the US equities market.