Skyler Technology, an provider of ultra-low latency market data solutions, has hired industry veteran, Mark Ford to its management team. With over twenty-five years of experience in the financial services industry, Mark Ford brings his vast experience to Skyler as a Global Products Director. Ford will be taking on a dual role, reporting to Valerie Bannert-Thurner, Ph.D. Managing Director of Skyler Technology Europe, Ltd. with responsibility for European product definition and implementation, and reporting to Steve Cooper, Skyler CEO, with responsibility for Global Product Strategy for all of Skyler's products worldwide. According to Cooper: Mark Ford is uniquely qualified to contribute in this dual role as a result of his International market data experience.
“Mark’s technical and marketing experience with Financial Markets in Europe, North America and Asia will greatly enhance Skyler’s ability to meet and exceed the markets needs,” says Valerie Banner-Thurner in a company release. He is a great match for the company, as his skill-set complements the current management team and his knowledge of the industry is outstanding.
“I am very excited to join the dynamic and talented team at Skyler, with its great product line using the latest technology, and I look forward to bringing my expertise in the industry to the company,” added Ford in the release.
Ford joins Skyler Technology from London Stock Exchange's Proquote, where he was Chief Operating Officer. Prior to the London Stock Exchange, Ford held several posts with Reuters including positions based in the UK, Switzerland and California. Ford was responsible in the UK for Reuters product developments on the SSL Interface, including the original Reuters Terminal on SSL, Feed Handlers and added value applications.
In previous positions, Ford supported Market Making operations at Citicorp Scrimgeour Vickers during the Big Bang de-regulation of the UK markets, and was a programmer analyst on several early digital market data projects at various Financial Services companies during the early 1980s.