Vela, the global leader in providing trading, market access technology software has appointed former NYSE VP, Peggy Sullivan as its Chief of Staff.

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Vela Appoints Former NYSE VP, Peggy Sullivan as its Chief of Staff

August 17, 2018

VelaVela, the global leader in providing trading, market access technology software has appointed former NYSE VP, Peggy Sullivan as its Chief of Staff. Sullivan has been serving as Consultant in the company since October 2017. Sullivan will be based out of the company’s New York office and will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer Nayar.

In her new role, Sullivan is responsible for establishing strong strategic partnerships and advise on market structure challenges. She will also represent Vela in various industry forums and trade associations.

Earlier Sullivan has worked at New York Stock Exchange for almost 10 years and during her tenure, she held a number of roles including Managing Director of NYSE Euronext and Director for the exchange’s Trading Floor Market Data Operations and US Product Management. She has also worked at Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Dow Jones Telerate.

Vela’s CEO, Jennifer Nayar said: “We are delighted that Peggy has accepted this opportunity to be part of Vela. Peggy is a widely-recognized and well-respected professional in our industry.”

“She brings valuable insights as a problem solver and thought leader and her extensive knowledge and expertise in partnership management and market structure will be pivotal as we continue to build momentum on our strategic growth objectives. We are excited to have Peggy as an official permanent member of the executive team.”

Sullivan also commented on her appointment:

“Having seen how forward-thinking, innovative, and client-focused the Vela team are over the past nine months, I am delighted to be formalizing my position as Chief of Staff. I look forward to continue working towards building stronger relationships with clients, partners, and market associations and contributing to the company’s strategic plans.”

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