Mr Jessop has an extensive background in the market data industry, having served as a senior executive with Reuters, Telerate and Bridge. He also has considerable experience as a management consultant.
Mr Jessop, who was previously a non-executive director, will continue to serve on the board as an executive director. He is also a substantial shareholder in the company.
John Jessop says, "I am delighted to be taking an even more active role in LogicScope. I have been following LogicScopeâs progress for a number of years and Iâve always been impressed with their expertise and innovation in real-time secure data transmission and connectivity. LogicScope is an integral part of numerous key solutions offered by a number of data vendors and online trading providers. I believe that the time is now right for LogicScope to make an even more direct contribution to the business of online order execution."
Nick Dyne, LogicScopeâs Chief Executive Officer, said: "It is an incredible coup for LogicScope to have someone of John Jessop's calibre. His initial link with LogicScope was as an investor. He then became a business partner and will now function as LogicScopeâs COO. His experience and expertise in market data and transaction solutions in second to none. He knows both us and our clients extremely well and has the vision and the proven capability to drive the company forward."
The company is also pleased to announce that Andy Adnitt has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer, replacing Brian Cappell who has left the company. Mr Adnitt, who has been with the company for 3 years, was previously at Datastream, Primark and Thomson Financial and has considerable knowledge in research data and analytic products, real-time and market data integration, and a solid understanding of today's trading environments.