Nicholas Kolba Join Genesis Global Technology As Global Head of Platform

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.

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Nicholas Kolba Join Genesis Global Technology As Global Head of Platform

May 23, 2020

Genesis - Nicholas KolbaGenesis Global Technology, a UK based global capital markets software firm has revealed the appointment of new senior level executive to its management team. As per statement released by the firm, it has onboarded industry veteran Nicholas Kolba as its new Global Head of Platform. In his new role at the FinTech firm, Mr. Kolba will be responsible for design and delivery of its technology strategy and acceleration of client adoption of genesis low code application platform. The firm has received an increasing demand and appreciation for low code development making this platform one of its flagship products. Mr. Kolba will be located in the firm’s New York office and report directly to Mr. Stephen Murphy – Chief Executive Officer of Genesis Global Technology. This appointment comes at key time frame for the firm as it has closed its second funding round just recently and is working to boost its client base and global footprint.

Another major factor to note about this appointment is the move by firm to join FINOS as a means for advancing its collaboration in financial services sector by fostering adoption of open source and open standards collaborative software development practices. This move is significant in this appointment as Mr. Kolba is one of the Co-Founders and former Chairman of FINOS and FINOS FDC3 program. The incoming global head of platform is an executive more than 23 years of experience in technology sector a majority of which he had spent serving various industry leading financial technology service providers. He has held key leadership and management roles at firms such as OpenFin and Thomson Reuters. During his term with OpenFin he served as CTO, CPO & Director of Ecosystem while in Thomson Reuters he served as Director of Open Eikon development and Senior Technical Specialist. Some of this other notable roles include – Marketing Manager and Web Master at Nokia/Lucent Technologies, Senior Software Engineer at SitePen Inc and VP of Product at AdFin.

Commenting on Nicholas’s addition to the team, Stephen Murphy – CEO of Genesis said “I am delighted to welcome Nick to the team. He brings a blend of industry insights, community engagement and capital markets expertise at a time when we are growing at an ever accelerating pace, which makes for an ideal fit, at an ideal time. We have made a number of strategic hires over the past months as the capital markets industry is truly awakening to the potential that low code development offers to help them deliver immediate operational efficiencies and reap commercial returns, at speed”.

Speaking about his new role at the firm, Mr. Kolba said “I am incredibly excited to join genesis as Global Head of Platform and lead the low code revolution in capital markets. I look forward to working with the genesis leadership team to deliver a fully self-service PaaS that empowers the capital markets community to address business priorities and solve operational challenges. The rapid time to market unlocked by low code development is even more critical at this moment, as firms look to respond with agility to the changing market environment”.

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