SIX Telekurs USA Names Cort Williams EVP, Sales & Business Development
Stamford, CT, USA - 26 April 2011
Continuing to build senior management depth, SIX Telekurs USA announces the appointment of Cort J. Williams as Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Americas.
SIX Telekurs USA, the American subsidiary of the Swiss-based leading financial information vendor, today announced that industry veteran Cort Williams has joined its senior management team. In this new position, Mr. Williams will focus on direct and redistributor sales as well as third-party relationships, and will report to Managing Director Barry Raskin.
“I’m extremely excited to bring Cort onto the team, and I know that his experience and long-standing industry relationships will contribute significantly as we work to realize our strategic vision for the Americas”, said Raskin. “We have grown significantly in the last few years, and in order to continue at our anticipated growth rate we will continue to significantly invest in our financial information content, our technology, and most importantly, in our people.”
Mr. Williams has more than 25 years experience in financial and information services including sales, marketing and business development management roles. Most recently, he led Interactive Data Corporation’s institutional sales and relationship management organization, a role that followed previous initiatives to build and lead the company’s third party channel business and global major accounts organization. Prior to joining Interactive Data, he held sales and marketing management positions at Data Resources Inc. (DRI) and at a subsidiary of US Trust Company of New York. He earned his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University with a dual major in Finance and International Business, and completed an international business program at the Université of Nantes in France.
“I’m delighted to join SIX Telekurs, and I’m looking forward to once again working in an environment of fast-paced growth”, said Williams. “SIX Telekurs is a solid company with stable ownership, and an 80-year history of providing high quality financial information and services. Their recent investments in expanding their content, products, and management team have made this an opportune time to be a part of their exciting growth story. The company has a sterling reputation in the industry, and I’m eager to contribute to its future success.”
Commenting on the appointment, Fritz Hediger, Head of Global Sales for SIX Telekurs said, “I’m very pleased to have an executive of Cort’s caliber on board in the Americas. We are certain that he will contribute to our growth in the region while helping preserve the customer satisfaction and high quality that have always been the hallmark of our services.”