SunGard announced today that Jim Garland has joined the company as sales director, Americas, for SunGard's FAME Energy business unit.
Located in Houston, Texas, Mr. Garland is responsible for generating new business and expanding SunGard’s North and South American presence for its FAME Energy managed data solutions for financial institutions, energy producers and marketers.
Mr. Garland has 20 years of experience serving energy and financial services firms, providing solutions for real-time and historical market data management systems and analytic tools. He also has extensive experience in expanding service offerings into new geographies and vertical markets. At SunGard, Mr. Garland will leverage his knowledge and experience in the energy and financial data industries to further extend FAME Energy solutions in the Americas.
FAME Energy offers quality-checked, fully managed data feeds to help energy traders to manage forward pricing curves, analysts to visualize market behavior, risk managers to obtain quality-checked market prices, and information managers to centralize, control and validate market data. Used by financial institutions, energy producers and marketers, FAME Energy solutions include EnergyScope, a Web-based, desktop charting and analysis solution used in energy trading, market analysis and risk management, and EnergyServer, an energy information system providing a managed framework to process, analyze and leverage energy information across the enterprise. Twelve of the world's top 20 public listed energy companies use FAME Energy solutions.