We are happy to be partner of choice with a new customer in the UK.
Today we announced that the leading UK interdealer broker Arian Financial has selected Open Trade as its innovative trading communications platform of choice. Open Trade is a touch screen multimedia, smart turret seamlessly integrating voice, video, email, instant messaging and web-based applications onto one communications device.
Implemented this month at Arian Financial's UK headquarters, the company chose Open Trade to take advantage of the turret's compactness which has saved the firm as much as 50 per cent desk real estate. The platform's superior sound quality was also a key selling point since Arian's business is led by voice communication along with its reliability and efficiency. Open Trade's sleek design, colour coding and ease of use also attracted Arian Financial to the platform.
"Upgrading our technology to Open Trade was a must for us, it's simple to understand, manage and was easy to deploy. The desk space saved has been immense and the sound quality has made a huge amount of difference to our brokers. Open Trade is the future of trading technology and incorporates all the different applications a modern trader needs with efficiency. Orange Business Services - Trading Solutions has a clear grasp of what is required in a trading room and have considered all aspects thoroughly," said John Meadows, Senior Partner at Arian Financial".
Richard Petti, UK and Ireland managing director at Orange Business Services - Trading Solutions said, "We are extremely happy that Arian Financial is using Open Trade. They have embraced the advanced functionality of Open Trade recognising that the future of trading begins here. This is also proof that our customers trust the security and robustness of our managed solution. These are exciting times for us as we have already seen significant interest in Open Trade from financial institutions around the globe this year."
Prior to joining Orange Business Services Trading Solutions i was board account director at advertising agency Lowe, providing strategic support and leading teams on accounts including MAIF insurance. While at Lowe i supported brands in their marketing and advertising development, helping them to meet their operational targets. I have also held senior communications positions at Adidas, Euro-RSCG, Publicis Conseil and Young & Rubicam and most recently headed up the Société Générale and Rugby World Cup 2007 account teams at Saatchi and Saatchi.
In my role as Head of communication, I am responsible for the reputation of the company which hosts more than 1,300 customer sites and services 40,000 traders across 50 countries, 15 subsidiaries around the world that provide solutions dedicated to the financial community including voice trading solutions, trading community services, expertise and services.
I am very keen on sport, particularly Running. I would love to run the NY marathon! In addition, I like to spend time with my lovely wife and my 3 children.