Tervela, creator of the fastest, most intelligent hardware-based acceleration solutions for trading infrastructures, announced several executive appointments today. Christopher Larsen has been elected to the Board of Advisors to provide strategic and operational guidance based on his more than 20 years of enterprise and services experience in the IT sector. Jay Miller and Feargal O’Sullivan have been brought in as regional sales directors to manage tier one customer relationships with investment banks, hedge funds, brokerage firms and other financial institutions.
Larsen most recently served as EVP, global field operations for TIBCO Software Inc, where he was responsible for sales, alliances, channels, emerging technologies, professional services and pre-sales support. Prior to that he served as president of SAP America, Inc.
Miller comes from Cisco Systems, where he was data center product specialist responsible for infiniband networking technologies and designing latency-reducing market data, analytic trading and order management applications.
O’Sullivan served as director, solution sales specialist, at Reuters where he sold complex integration solutions for low latency and algorithmic trading using Reuters Market Data System, Reuters Data Feed Direct, and TIBCO integration products.
“Tervela has a growing customer and prospect base that includes 10 of the top 12 investment banks on Wall Street and our solutions offer a 10x – 100x capacity increase over legacy systems,” said J. Barry Thompson, founder and CEO. “In order to continue scaling the delivery of our unique solution to this savvy customer base, we needed executives with deep financial sector expertise and an understanding of the cost benefits and competitive advantage that come from an intelligent hardware-based messaging platform. This team of senior professionals has the track record and the skills to continue growing Tervela’s execution capability in this marketplace.”