Perseus Telecom, a leading global provider of connectivity, today announced the appointment of Dan Watkins as Director of Business Development. Watkins joins the Perseus Telecom team to expand its highly connected financial services customer base and oversee strategic partnerships and business development with key alliances throughout the industry.
Watkins brings with him over twelve years of telecommunications and high-speed enterprise expertise in global financial markets. Prior to joining Perseus Telecom, he was the founder and managing director of CC-Speed, a New York based consulting firm focused on the business development and marketing of financial services applications and technology that accelerates trading performance. Watkins brings a strong market intelligence portfolio and experience working with the drivers of the sub-millisecond world including leading stock and derivatives exchanges, investment banks, asset managers and the technology vendors that they rely on for transmission of services.
Watkins has bolstered market leadership for companies such as Solace Systems, Telx, Sidera Networks, XtremeData, CMA and BT Radianz. While at BT Radianz, he helped to build a network platform of more than 50 global exchanges and over 400 service providers to reach thousands of end-users around the world. Prior to BT Radianz, Watkins was recognized as one the most productive Global Sales Managers at Verizon/MCI handling a global account responsibility of $100M in annual revenue including accounts such as Telerate, the American Stock Exchange and Nasdaq OMX.
“Joining Perseus Telecom is a tremendous opportunity to raise the bar on providing low latency trading solutions to key industry players,” comments Watkins. “Perseus Telecom is at the forefront of delivering and servicing the fastest and most reliable ultra-low latency solutions in the industry. The recent announcements of the fastest connectivity from London to BM&F BOVESPA and QuanTA, the fastest Trans-Atlantic route, coupled with the purchase of ETradeLab in Brazil, are milestone achievements.”
Dr. Jock Percy, CEO of Perseus Telecom, states, “We are delighted to have Dan Watkins aboard the Perseus Telecom team. His industry reputation perfectly aligns with our culture in delivering the fastest access in global exchange trading. As the connectivity landscape evolves internationally, with higher capacity, lower latency demands and reach to far end-points around the world, having Dan on the team enhances and broadens the Perseus product set to deliver new value to banks, brokerages, fund managers and exchanges.”
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