Capitolis, a leading provider of SaaS platform optimization services focusing on capital market resources revealed in its latest announcement that it has appointed Dr. Petra Wikstrom as its new business development executive. In her new role at the firm, Petra will be working from the firm’s New York office and report directly to Mr. Ben Tobins – Capitolis’ global head of sales and work on the firm’s buy-side focused unit for Americas region. The incoming executive is a seasoned veteran with more than two decades of experience in financial services industry primarily focusing on forex services. Before taking up her current role at the firm, she served as senior advisor for Streamline Analytix in their electronic trading division for nearly one and a half years.
Prior to that, she served as Global Head of Execution and Alpha Solutions – part of FXLM & Commodities derivatives trading unit at BNP Paribas having been a part of the firm for nearly five years. Prior to that, she served as Head of QSI North America – FXEM sales & structuring at Morgan Stanley for nearly four years. Prior to that she served at RBS Global Banking and Markets as a Managing Director for nearly seven years during which she lead the firm’s quant unit for its north American operations initially and then as global head of quant solutions. She began her career as Quantitative analyst – financial markets at Svenska Handelsbanken in January of 1999 after finishing her PhD in Physics – Fluid Dynamics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Commenting on Petra’s addition to the team, Gil Mandelzis – CEO & Founder of Capitolis said “I’m pleased to welcome Petra to the Capitolis team. With her deep industry expertise across asset classes and track record of success in trade execution analytics and sales, she will be instrumental in expanding our buy side sales efforts and will play a key role in enhancing Capitolis’ relationships with the hedge fund and asset management communities”.
Speaking about her new role at the firm, Petra said “Capitolis’ innovative technology is revolutionizing how banks, asset managers, and hedge funds utilize their balance sheets. I look forward to contributing”.