LONDON, 10 March 2015. Ullink, a leading provider of electronic trading and connectivity solutions to the financial community, announces that Laurent Useldinger is stepping down as CEO of the company. Laurent is leaving to pursue new entrepreneurial opportunities after taking some time off with his family.
The company thanks Laurent for his important role in the success of the business as it grew from a start-up to present revenues of over $130 million. Laurent remains a major shareholder in the company.
Ullink is pleased to announce the addition of Bertrand Sciard to the Ullink management team. Bertrand joins the company in the role of interim CEO to guide the next stage of Ullink’s high growth trajectory.
In 2014 Ullink doubled its revenues, customers and people through organic growth and two acquisitions. Bertrand will work with the Ullink management team to further develop the company as it enters the next major phase of its growth.
“We are very pleased to welcome Bertrand to the team,” said Hans Gieskes, Ullink Chairman, “He brings a wealth of experience in the organisation and management needed to support high growth software companies.”
Bertrand has held a number of software CEO positions that have included major mergers and acquisitions, growth restructuring, and international expansion. He is a French citizen who has worked in both North America and Europe managing global businesses.
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Ullink is a global provider of market leading multi-asset trading technology and infrastructure for buy-side and sell-side market participants. Trusted by over 150 of the world’s top-tier banks and brokers, the company provides consistent, reliable access to the most current and innovative trading solutions available. Since 2001, Ullink has established itself as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the industry. In 2014 Ullink acquired NYFIX and Metabit from the New York Stock Exchange, further expanding its product offering by creating one of the industry’s largest FIX based trading communities. The combined company manages over 450 trading platforms daily, is connected to more than 100 of the world’s leading liquidity and exchange venues and offers over 700 different FIX and API adapters. Ullink has offices in New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Manila, São Paulo, Cluj and Sydney.