Eventus Adds Three in Europe
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: September 28, 2021
Market risk and surveillance solution provider Eventus Systems has added three to its roster in Europe. Joining the firm are Ollie Cadman as chief product officer; David Griffiths and Martin Appiah – the latter pair as directors of regulatory affairs.
Cadman will be based in Stockholm and reports to Eventus CEO Travis Schwab – he is tasked with building out the firm’s global product team and providing a framework for product expansion. He joins from Vela Trading Systems where he worked for nearly five years, culminating in his role as chief product officer, responsible for product management and development, product operations, market data licensing, exchange connectivity and client support. He also served as a director for the firm’s business in the EMEA and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions. Prior to Vela, Cadman also worked at Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and the London Stock Exchange Group, Morningstar and JP Morgan.
Griffiths and Appiah, meanwhile, will both be based in the UK and report to Joseph Schifano, the Eventus’ global head of regulatory affairs. Griffiths joins from SteelEye, where he was head of trade surveillance for just over a year, previously he was with Cider Barn Group Consulting, serving as product director for a strategic partnership between Nasdaq and Digital Reasoning. Griffiths has also held senior compliance strategy and trade surveillance roles at JP Morgan, Standard Chartered Bank and Oracle Mantas.
Appiah, meanwhile, joins from Royal Bank of Canada, where he was compliance surveillance subject matter expert. Previously he served as lead consultant for compliance surveillance remediation and earlier as compliance surveillance officer for Nomura International. He also held roles in risk advisory, compliance and surveillance at global consulting firm Deloitte, Santander, BGC/Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, BNP Paribas and JP Morgan.
Appiah will focus on the Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and the firm’s Validus platform, while Griffiths will spearhead the firm’s client implementation programme globally to ensure new clients maximise the effectiveness of the surveillance procedures, resources and flexibility available to them in Validus.
“[We] continue attracting tremendous talent to the organisation and to methodically build on our team with some of the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the business, who understand first-hand the challenges our clients face,” says Schwab. “Ollie has a powerful background in product development and client service leadership roles within some of the most prominent firms in the industry and is ideally suited to take on our new chief product officer role. Martin and David are trade surveillance subject matter experts who’ve closely followed and analysed regulatory developments, particularly in the regions in which they’ve served. Each of them will play important roles in enabling us to provide the best possible service to our clients conducting business globally and in the EMEA region.”