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Metamako hires new EMEA head

First Published 2nd November 2015

Former Fixnetix exec Alastair Richardson joins Metamako as head of business development for EMEA.

New York, London and Sydney - Australian-based Metamako, the provider of deterministic ultra-low latency devices for the trading community, exchanges and telco providers, has announced the appointment of Alastair Richardson as the new head of business development for EMEA. This follows significant growth for the company since its launch in 2013, especially in North America and Europe.

With a fintech career spanning specialist product management and sales in cash equities, prime brokerage and regulatory reporting at Barclays Capital and Credit Suisse, Richardson joins Metamako from Fixnetix, where he was responsible for business development, working primarily with investment banks and global hedge funds.

Richardson says: "I have been aware of Metamako for a while, and I've been continually impressed by their rapid growth and increasing dominance in the market. Their clients have been very quick to see the advantages of Metamako's products and support; the recent STAC benchmarking report once more puts them way ahead of the competition. They are a young company focused on leading the market through innovation and addressing real market issues. They have a typically Aussie, can-do attitude, which is incredibly refreshing, and I am really looking forward to getting started and being part of the team."

Dave Snowdon, founder and co-CTO of Metamako, commented: "Getting the right mix of people at this stage in our growth is very important, as we are building the foundations for a major expansion. Alastair has great experience with global banks and the technical demands of trading. He is exactly what we've been looking for in EMEA. I have spent much of the last two years flying round the world, meeting clients but, in some ways, this has limited the full potential for development. Alastair will enable Metamako to go further, faster. I welcome Alastair to the company and very much look forward to working with him."