London, Paris, May 6th, 2014 - Etrali Trading Solutions, the global IT integrator for trading, strengthen its position in financial markets by appointing key leaders with outstanding backgrounds. Mike Sabatier, formerly of Société Générale, joins as VP of Operations for France. Mike will be responsible for implementing the company’s service strategy in the region as well as managing operations and client services. Rafael Bloom joins as Product Manager for Voice Recording and Analytics. Rafael’s role will focus primarily on voice recording within the compliance team, ensuring customers understand and manage any regulatory risk impacts.
Both bring first hand industry expertise with an understanding of how the trading landscape is evolving. Their experience provides deep insight into Etrali Trading Solutions clients’ challenges and requirements. As the new generation of traders are turning to digital technology, Mike and Rafael’s knowledge and skills in this area will deliver significant value to clients.
For the last three years, Mike was the Global Deputy Head for voice communication services at Société Générale, Paris, developing an in-depth knowledge of banking institutions, focused on the operations for retail, corporate and investment banking environments. He was charged with improving the bank’s retail banking telephony service and deploying one of the largest trading floors equipped with Etrali Trading Solutions’ Open Trade technology. Mike has also worked at Crédit Agricole and has built vast client side experience over the years.
Paul Willson, Executive Vice President Global Operations, Etrali Trading Solutions said, “Mike’s client-side industry expertise is second to none. His previous senior roles at Société Générale and Crédit Agricole as a voice communication services manager will provide invaluable insight into client needs and pain points. Mike will be covering key regions for the company and is able to provide a client’s perspective while helping build and cross-sell our solutions.”
Rafael is a specialist in sales, marketing and international business development. For the last four years, he has lived and worked in Israel as a business development and marketing consultant. He covered diverse industries, from healthcare to homeland security and private wealth management, before working for NICE Systems Ltd, as an enterprise solutions expert. Rafael began his career at Bloomberg in London, working across the organisation in sales and product marketing roles.
Commenting on Rafael’s appointment, Robert Powell, Global Head of Compliance, said, “With compliance continuing to be a key client challenge, Rafael will strengthen our team to help financial institutions meet forthcoming deadlines and requirements in a cost effective and productive manner. His experience within Bloomberg and Nice will also be invaluable as the company grows our relationships with these key partners.”
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About Etrali Trading Solutions
Etrali Trading Solutions is a leading provider of innovative unified communications solutions and services, which empower business transformation and meet changing market requirements, for the trading communities. Employing over 450 people in major financial centres, the company is supported by a global partner network of distributors in 50 countries offering customers round the clock service. Founded in 1965, Etrali Trading Solutions was acquired by The Gores Group, a private equity firm in 2013. With longstanding experience in the trading industry, the company brings innovative solutions and the highest quality services focusing on building long-term partnerships with customers. It provides optimised solutions over its dedicated trading network to a community of more than 2,000 network member organisations, encompassing buy-side and sell side institutions and trading venues. Etrali Trading Solutions also offers state of the art, flexible, unified voice trading solutions and compliance products including mobile recording and business continuity capabilities. Its next generation, award winning Open Trade turrets feature programmable user interfaces, touchscreens and instant messaging.