OSL, the digital asset platform and member of BC Technology Group announced six key senior hires across the firm, including in software-as-a-service (SaaS), business development, operations and technology.
"Over the past six months, we've grown our business, expanded our product offering and are serving more and more institutional clients around the world," said OSL CEO Wayne Trench. "We're excited to support this growth by bringing on board several highly qualified professionals in the key markets of Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.”
Colm Furlong joins OSL from trading technology firm Fidessa, where he held a number of senior positions over a 13-year tenure, including serving as Head of Product Marketing and Strategy Asia and Head of Global Program Trading Strategy. Joe Zhou joins from Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Clearing Limited where he served as Senior Vice President of Global Client Development, with a focus on brokers, asset managers, asset owners and issuers. Over his more than 17-year career, Zhou has also held positions at CSOP Asset Management, the Securities and Futures Commission, BlackRock and Merrill Lynch.
Arion Ho joins as Head of Exchange Operations, UK. Arion has over 18 years of experience primarily focused in trading and exchange operations. Before joining OSL, he was a Senior Vice President at HKEX, where he led nighttime exchange operations, including trading risk, settlement, market surveillance and other activities.
James Cunningham joins OSL from Coinflex, where he served as the firm’s COO and CTO. Prior to Coinflex, Cunningham also held senior roles at Coinfloor, IV Capital, UBS Investment Bank, and MUFG.
George Carr joins OSL from AiX where he designed and managed the company’s trading platform and cloud infrastructure. With a background in Unix engineering, George has over 20 years of experience across financial services, including roles at Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Bloomberg.
Fergus MacDermot joins OSL from Standard Chartered’s digital bank, Mox Bank, where he served as Head of Platform Foundation and led developer operations. Prior to Mox, he held technical roles at HSBC, Monitise and at the Energy Saving Trust during his over 15-year career.