First Derivatives (FD) hires Nicholas Dolan to shepherd Calypso business

Source: First Derivatives

First Derivatives (FD) has hired Nicholas Dolan to help drive the next stage of growth for the firm’s Calypso practice that sits within the firm’s 450-strong vendor practice.

Dolan has 30 years of capital markets experience including deep vendor expertise having led and managed domestic and global professional services operations in Calypso Technologies, Traiana and Scrittura.

Having worked on all of the major high-end platforms in the derivative space, for the last 15 years, Dolan has specialised on the Calypso platform working for Calypso and various banks and hedge funds in a diverse range of roles from software developer and business analyst, to Director of Professional Services.

FD’s Calypso practice stands apart from the competition by offering end-to-end service solutions around upgrades, managed service support and implementation and testing including Calypso’s CATT tool.

With a focus on North America, UK and Ireland, Australia and South Africa, Dolan’s brief is to further enhance service delivery in region while strengthening the near-shore Calypso centres of excellence in both Newry, Ireland and Micassaga, Canada.

Commenting on the hire, David Collins, Managing Director of Consulting Services at First Derivatives adds: “When it comes to Calypso there are few people who have the experience and expertise that Nick has both client side and within Calypso itself. His joining will significantly enhance what is already an extremely successful practice within the business and I’m looking forward to working with him as we continue to grow our vendor business globally.”

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