Pete Harris joins A-Team as President, Americas and Editor-at-Large, based in New York. Mr. Harris, who has been active in the financial IT business for close to 30 years, brings a wealth of experience into this new role for A-Team, designed to communicate A-Teamâs ability to help vendors and institutions position for the future. In this capacity, Mr. Harris will focus on business development for the consulting and publishing company.
Mr. Harris is currently the conference chair and producer of a number of financial markets technology events, including Web Services on Wall Street, Linux on Wall Street and High Performance on Wall Street.
Before joining A-Team, Mr. Harris ran a consulting business, advising technology innovators on how to best position their products and services to serve Wall Street and the financial markets. For four years, he was president of publishing company Waters Information Services (prior to its acquisition by Risk, and now owned by Incisive Media).
Earlier in his career, Mr. Harris specialized in software development. In the mid 1980s, he was a project manager and software architect, working in the Advanced Systems Group of the London Stock Exchange. At the LSE, Mr. Harris built one of the worldâs first digital market data distribution systems, dubbed Radix. He has also held a variety of software management and development roles at Intercom Data Systems (now Royalblue), Knight-Ridder Unicom (since merged into Reuters) and the Financial Times.
Thea George has been named, Editor, A-Team Publications, based in London. She joins from STP Magazine, where she was editorial director for seven years from its launch, and is a highly regarded journalist in the industry. Prior to STP Magazine, she was with Banking Technology magazine for five years, three of those as editor. For A-Team, she will initially take over responsibility for our Reference Data Review and Transaction Networks & Technologies publications, and contribute to Market Data Insight and MiFID Monitor. She will also have a remit to expand our newsletters and research business.
Monica Summerville and Marion Hewitt both join A-Teamâs advisory board. Based in London, Ms Summerville has over 15 years experience working at a management level within the financial services industry on both the end user and vendor sides of the business. She has gained hands-on knowledge of end user needs and challenges through her roles as Vice President, Market Data Services & Technology, ABN AMRO North America, a U.S. NASD series 7 & 63 registered broker, and Senior Consultant, Financial Services Industry Practice, Price Waterhouse Coopers. She also was Sales & Marketing Director, Financial Technology Publications, and then Executive Editor, Waters Information Services and Director, UK Branch, Jordan & Jordan.
Based in New York, Ms. Hewitt is an executive at The van Tulleken Company. She has been a corporate development executive in the publishing and internet industries for 12 years. Prior to The van Tulleken Company, she was vice president of business development at internet service provider Prodigy, and has held senior development positions at Simon & Schuster, John Wiley & Sons and Macmillan U.S.
To help lead a growing A-Team, Andrew Delaney has been named President and Editor-in-Chief, and Maryann Houglet is promoted to Vice President, Strategic Consulting.
Founder Angela Wilbraham continues to run the company as Chief Executive Officer.
Ms. Wilbraham says, âThe expansion of A-Team Group, now in its sixth year, signifies the growing demand for its first-class, specialist range of financial information technology advisory services. We are extremely pleased to see the addition of such talented and experienced members to our team. Each will provide significant contribution to the company as we continue on our path of strong organic growth.â