Paris, London, New York, 4th February 2014 – Etrali Trading Solutions, the global IT integrator for trading, has appointed François Delaunay as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Managing Director for France and Italy. François joins from Orange Business Services where he was the Global Account Director for BNP Paribas.
“In the highly regulated trading environment products and services which are flexible enough to meet fast changing market needs are a must. Our unified communications, compliance and cloud offerings deliver this value to our clients and I look forward to taking on this position and growing our portfolio,” said François. “Building on Etrali Trading Solutions’ existing global client base and trusted partnerships is vital as we expand our services beyond traditional trading technology.”
François will be based in Paris, is part of the executive committee and reports into CEO, Lionel Grosclaude. He is responsible for the company’s major accounts, overseeing business development and co-ordinating distribution channels.
Lionel said, “François has a strong track record in managing large accounts and working within the IT outsourcing sector and his appointment reflects the dynamic global leadership team we have at Etrali Trading Solutions. He is a great asset to the company and has an ideal background with which to develop our world-wide sales team as well as these strategically important regions.”
François brings with him over 15 years’ experience, having built his career at IBM in various financial services sales management positions. He replaces Raphael Guilley who is now Executive Vice President of Global Solutions. Raphael will be responsible for marketing, R&D, production, IT and procurement.
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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.