FlexTrade Systems (@FlexTrade), a global leader in multi-asset execution and order management systems, today announced the appointment of Vishal Pandya as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this newly created position, Pandya will serve as a member of FlexTrade’s executive leadership team and have overall responsibility for the performance and development of the company.
In this capacity Pandya will report to the CEO and be responsible for driving all functions/ products/geographies to achieve and surpass financial and business objectives. He will also be responsible for putting in place the necessary operating structure and management systems to enable FlexTrade to scale and accelerate growth. Lastly, Pandya will act as an executive sponsor and cultivate relationships with existing and new FlexTrade customers and partners.
It’s a pleasure to welcome Vishal to the FlexTrade team,” said Vijay Kedia, President and CEO, FlexTrade. “Vishal has built an impressive track record of strategic, operational and financial accomplishments for more than 15 years. His breadth of experiences across industries, including technology and financial services, and exposure across geographies and cultures, will be a valuable asset for FlexTrade as we continue to expand our trading products and services across the globe.”
Vishal Pandya joins FlexTrade after eight years at Hewlett Packard Enterprise where, most recently, he was Vice President, Operational Performance (Office of the COO), and worked closely with the CEO and COO to define a comprehensive operating plan and execute priority initiatives. Previously, he held various roles leading Strategy & Operations for Indirect Sales, Emerging Market Sales and Corporate Strategy at Hewlett Packard. Prior to joining Hewlett Packard, Pandya spent seven years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he served clients in the financial services and industrial verticals on topics ranging from strategy, sales and marketing, and operational improvements.
Pandya holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay (India), and a MBA from Carnegie Mellon University where he was a Ford Scholar.
Founded in 1996, FlexTrade Systems Inc. is the industry pioneer in broker-neutral order and execution management trading platforms for equities, foreign exchange, listed derivatives and fixed income. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, FlexTrade has a worldwide client base spanning more than 200 buy- and sell-side firms, including many of the largest investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers, commodity trading advisors and institutional brokers.