Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC), a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, today announced that its Managed Solutions business has named Peter Heister as director of sales, Europe, Interactive Data Managed Solutions. Heister takes over the position from Carsten Dirks, who was recently promoted to managing director of Interactive Data Managed Solutions.
Heister is responsible for the European sales operations of Interactive Data’s Managed Solutions business, reporting directly to Carsten Dirks. His key tasks include further developing existing fields of business and exploring new business opportunities in Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, France and Switzerland. Interactive Data Managed Solutions develops, operates and hosts customised financial information systems as well as financial market data portals and terminals based on Internet technologies. Heister will also be involved with strategic business development for the broader range of Interactive Data’s services in continental Europe.
Heister has worked in the international financial industry for more than 20 years and his wealth of experience will be an asset to the company. Prior to joining Interactive Data, Heister was employed at Reuters for more than 15 years and later on held strategic management posts at Telerate, Oracle, and at the former Thomson Financial, where he was head of Business Development, Continental Europe, and in charge of the German branch. He has a degree in IT engineering (Giessen Friedberg University of Applied Sciences) and also holds an MA in organisational and industrial psychology.
"We are very pleased to have Peter on board as our new director of sales, Europe,” said Carsten Dirks, managing director of Interactive Data Managed Solutions. “Building strong customer relationships is a top priority for us. With his in-depth knowledge of our industry and extensive sales, marketing and customer care experience, Peter will have a key role in further developing our European business.“