New York, January 18, 2006 â Advanced Financial Applications (AFA), a leading provider of Integrated Order Processingâ¢ trading technologies to buy- and sell-side financial organizations, today announced that Bob Williamson has joined the firm as Vice-President, Broker-Dealer Sales.
Mr. Williamson brings 20 years of experience in client development, relationship management, service and retention for the sell side. He served as Senior Vice President of NYFIX at a time of exponential growth in the firmâs client and revenue bases. Prior to than, he served as a senior sales executive with VBAN.
Commented Dean Stamos, Managing Director, AFA: "Through the use of AFAâs trader-driven technology, broker-dealers are able to garner more order flow, while simultaneously providing their clients with access to a proven front-to-back, neutral processing application. Because of this, it is my belief that AFA is poised for rapid growth. Bob and I have worked together in the past to secure and manage such growth. The skills and expertise he brings to AFA should enable us to grow as a firm, giving broker-dealers a platform on which they can provide leading-edge services to their end-clients."
Said Bob Williamson, Vice-President, AFA: "Broker-dealers are faced every day with a range of technology choices. Use of AFAâs technology by broker-dealers presents a unique opportunity to add value in a meaningful way to their end client. It is an important development for the sell side and I look forward to helping them reap the tangible benefits of AFAâs approach."