OANDA, the leading online multi-asset trading services provider, announced the appointment of Warren Faleiro as Chief Technology Officer, based in Toronto, in its ongoing commitment to driving innovation in the financial services arena.
Faleiro, a 20-year industry veteran, joined OANDA from FreshBooks, a Canadian cloud-based accounting solutions provider, where he was CTO for five years. He was also in charge of technology in his previous job at mobile payments solution provider BiltoMobile from 2010 to 2012. Other roles include, among others, VP and Director of Engineering at Verisign from 2005 to 2010.
At OANDA, Warren Faleiro will be responsible will be responsible for driving the broker’s global technology strategy while providing technical leadership across all areas of the business.
Vatsa Narasimha, Chief Executive Officer at OANDA Corporation, said: “A FinTech company at heart, OANDA was built on the belief that technology would open up the markets to create fair access for everyone, and we remain just as dedicated to this belief today. Combining deep technical expertise with extensive experience in disruptive technologies, Warren will be an invaluable asset as we explore new ways to leverage our technology and drive growth in the future. I’m delighted to welcome him as our new CTO.”
Warren Faleiro, the new CTO of OANDA, commented on his appointment: “Over the years, I’ve watched with admiration as OANDA has combined a passion for innovation with ground-breaking technology in order to transform the business of foreign exchange for both consumers and corporations alike. The company has long been driven by a culture of technical excellence. As such, I’m looking forward to introducing new product development and innovation strategies across the entire breadth of the firm – from the trading platform to our rates, payments, data, and analytics businesses – further fueling our success in the years to come.”
Founded in 1995, OANDA became the first organization to share exchange rate data free of charge on the Internet. The company has recently announced the inclusion of real-time rates on its Exchange Rates API, which are updated every five seconds. The retail broker was a pioneer of the Internet-based currency trading with the launch of its trading platform in 2001.
Vatsa Narasimha, OANDA’s CEO, was appointed to the job in early 2017 after three years as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer.