James Green Joins Kooltra as Chief Executive Officer

Karthik Subramanian

Karthik Subramanian has been a professional trader and fund manager over the last 18 years. He is basically a software developer who made the transition to financial domain around 18 years back as the attractiveness of the financial markets proved too much for him. He lives in Chennai in India along with his wife and son. He began his career as a software developer in 1999 and then gradually moved into the financial industry as he began trading stocks in his pastime. He then moved into the financial markets full time and then shifted his focus to the FX markets due to the liquid nature of these markets. Since then, he has been trading FX diligently and his favourite pair are the EURUSD and EURJPY. Over the last couple of years, he has found blockchain to be of high interest and considering his background in software and finance, he has since assembled a team of highly talented developers who have since worked on a variety of projects like crypto exchanges and blockchain architecturing. Now, he balances his time between trading and commenting on both the FX and crypto markets. He has worked with many publications including FX Street and Finance Magnates, which has helped him gain experience and also recognition across the industry. He loves to write and this passion has helped him to reach out across the FX and crypto industry. Right now, he works on his pet projects in the FX and crypto industry and spends his time writing and managing his blockchain team and helping it to reach higher.

James Green

James Green Joins Kooltra as Chief Executive Officer

January 22, 2020

James GreenKooltra, a provider of cloud-based, integrated middle and back-office technology for foreign exchange markets revealed the appointment of a new c-level executive at the firm in its recent updates.

As per the statement released by the firm, it has appointed James “Jay” Green as the new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Green succeeds founder Adam Katz, who has now taken on the role of Chief Product Officer and will be in charge of leading Kooltra’s product strategy, engineering, and product development teams.

Green has more than 25 years of experience in capital markets trading, sales, and e-commerce for several Fortune 500 financial services companies. Prior to joining Kooltra, he held executive positions at major banks, including US Bank, Morgan Stanley, and Citi. Green was also Head of Business Development and a member of the executive management team at Integral, a Silicon Valley-based technology business.

Speaking about his new role at the firm Mr. Green said, “Kooltra is transforming the way FX brokers execute trades. I look forward to building on the success to date and helping to drive even more efficient FX workflows by introducing comprehensive and integrative technology across the industry”.

Speaking on the same note, Mr. Adam Katz, Kooltra’s founder said, “Our mission at Kooltra is to enable all FX market participants – from brokers to banks – gain access to enterprise-grade technology. Jay’s deep capital markets experience positions us well to achieve this goal and deliver on Kooltra’s vision to streamline post-trade FX and payment operations for all types and sizes of institutions”.

Kooltra has extended its FX Core modular solution and comprehensive middle-to-back office workflows to add support for FX payments, including integration with third-party payment systems. In addition, the solution supports a wide range of compliance capabilities to manage risks.

To those who are hearing about the firm for the first time, Kooltra is a provider of the integrated front, middle and back-office SaaS solutions which focus on supporting post-trade operations for FX brokers and international payment companies. The firm was founded by FX experts in 2012 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Backed by Hyde Park Venture Partners, Round 13 Capital, Salesforce Ventures and Real Ventures, Kooltra’s cloud-based platform speeds time-to-market, provides an innovative competitive alternative to legacy FX systems, and integrates easily with multiple trading systems and liquidity providers. Built on Salesforce, Kooltra provides customers with a secure and stable infrastructure for data storage, mining, and on-demand reporting capabilities.

Source: Official PR.

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