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Dash Financial Hires Bloomberg Tradebook CEO to Lead Growth

June 13, 2018
Glenn Lesko, Chief Growth Officer of Dash Financial
Glenn Lesko, Chief Growth Officer of Dash Financial

Multi-asset trading technology and execution services provider Dash Financial Technologies has announced the appointment of Glenn Lesko as Chief Growth Officer to drive the firm’s revenue growth objectives globally, both organically and inorganically.

Reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Peter Maragos, Lesko is the latest executive hire made by the company. Equity trading industry veteran Jamie Bogen was appointed Managing Director of Execution Services in April. Dash Financial announced a management-led buyout backed by private equity investor FlexPoint Ford in March 2018.

A chartered financial analyst (CFA) and an industry veteran with 30 years of experience, Glenn Lesko is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Bloomberg Tradebook.

Lesko’s career was mostly spent working to deliver global, multi-asset trading solutions to the buy side. Prior to Bloomberg Tradebook, he spent nearly 10 years at Instinet, where he was CEO of Instinet Asia and later head of Americas Equities. He was also Partner at outsourced trading firm CF Global and Managing Director of Deutsche Bank’s international trading desk. Prior to that, he was Managing Director at ABN AMRO, where he first led the Asian trading desk in Hong Kong and later the international trading desk in New York.

Peter Maragos, Chief Executive Officer of Dash Financial Technologies
Peter Maragos, Chief Executive Officer of Dash Financial Technologies

Peter Maragos, CEO of Dash Financial Technologies, commented:

“Over the course of his career, Glenn has driven results through a leadership approach that encourages entrepreneurialism, instills a client-centric mindset and ultimately leads to sustained operational excellence. We’re extremely excited to welcome him to the firm.”

Glenn Lesko, Chief Growth Officer of Dash Financial, said:

“Dash is not encumbered by the restraints that many other firms face. We are a conflict-free technology firm that is 100% focused on delivering solutions to our customers. We have no goal other than to help our clients obtain the best possible performance. Period.”

Dash Financial executes approximately 14% of OCC volume, while its compliance workflow and technology solutions touch an additional 20% of OCC volume.

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