UK based low-latency Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider Beeks Financial Cloud has appointed Des Peck as its new Commercial Director.
Mr Peck joins Beeks Financial Cloud, after running the sales efforts at Object Trading. Where he helped drive demand for the Managed Platform offering, allowing clients to trade directly onto markets in key trading data centres while using a broker-neutral trading system.
Prior to Object Trading, Des was at TMX Atrium, running business development and marketing, and before that at Radianz, where he held a range of senior management positions across Account Management, Engineering and Product roles between 2000 and 2007.
In his role as Commercial Director, Mr Peck will be responsible for the Sales and Marketing teams, focused on fostering new business opportunities, aligning the company’s technology innovations with the specific needs of buy and sell side clients, and taking Beeks’ new products into the existing Beeks customer base.
With a focus on innovation, Mr Beeks is excited at what Beeks Financial Cloud is bringing to the market.
“Beeks’ innovation in the provision of specialised cloud computing and connectivity solutions positions it at the forefront of the IaaS market for automated trading. Following the company’s recent expansion into Equities, Fixed Income and Cryptocurrencies, I am delighted to be joining the team at this time of exciting growth,” said Mr Beeks.
“The Financial Services market as a whole is going through a number of changes. Beeks Financial Cloud has made it easier for clients to deploy into key data centres and trade into liquidity venues. I am looking forward to some of the service innovations that will make this process even easier for our clients,” he said.
As technology continues to evolve and trading becomes more competitive, Mr Beeks believes clients expect nothing but the very best from their technology partners.
“Clients want to be able to establish their trading Algos in key data centres. They also want simple, fast access to Liquidity Venues, to brokers and technology partners. Finally, they want a solution that can scale as they expand or change trading strategy,” he said.
In his new role as Commercial Director Mr Beeks is focused on delivering clients what they want now and in the future.
“I’m looking to get out and meet the wide range of our clients, establish where else they want us to do and what other additional services, liquidity venues and technology partners we need to add to the platform,” he said.
CEO of Beeks Financial Cloud, Gordon McArthur, is excited to have Mr Beeks on board.
“We are very excited to have Des join the Beeks Financial Services team. He is an exceptional executive who can develop and apply technology to create business benefit for his clients. The breadth and depth of skills and knowledge that he brings from his experience in the financial services industry will be invaluable to market participants building unique services and trading strategies upon the Beeks Financial Cloud,” said Mr McArthur.
Beeks Financial Cloud
Beeks Financial Cloud offers low-latency infrastructure automated trading in Forex, Futures, Equities, Fixed income and cryptocurrency financial products. Established in 2011, Beeks’ has grown to now operate nine data centres globally, with low-latency connectivity between sites. The Beeks Financial Cloud focuses on reducing barriers to entry and time to market for institutional clients.