Lars Johansson, Orc Softwareâs acting CEO, says the new appointments come at a time of increasing market traction for Orc: âAs a specialist in derivatives and advanced trading technology for almost 20 years, Orc is among an elite number of vendors that have the market connectivity, transaction management, and multi-asset class trading and risk capabilities to support top tier clients. As the electronic trading market continues its rapid expansion, John Cameron and Annie Walsh with their years of industry experience will be invaluable in helping us further strengthen our product offering and market position.â
John Cameron wrote the first version of CameronFIX in 1997 and founded Cameron Systems in 2001. He has been instrumental in securing the companyâs position as the number one FIX solutions provider globally. John has 20 yearsâ experience working in the financial services sector, starting as a member of the team that wrote the Australian Stock Exchangeâs fully automated trading system, SEATS. He then worked in the US, Europe, and Australia for some of the worldâs largest buy side and sell side organizations before dedicating himself to Cameron Systems.
As Orc Softwareâs CTO, John Cameron will be responsible for global technology strategy, ensuring business-focused research and development is aligned with customer needs and company strategy.
âProduct development is central to Orcâs business and fundamental to its evolution,â says John Cameron. âOrc has a deep understanding of its clientsâ needs resulting in the ability to anticipate market requirements and lead with product development. Orc will continue to enhance its advanced trading solutions such as Orc Trader and Orc Liquidator, producing technologies that deliver greater efficiencies for financial institutions worldwide. With CameronFIX, Orc now has access to the worldâs number one FIX processing tools to further drive the standardization of its leading market trading solutions. The combination of CameronFIX capabilities with Orcâs unmatched exchange connectivity makes for a powerful product offering that will dominate the market.â
Annie Walsh adds: âBoth Orc Software and Cameron Systems are well established brands in the global financial market, each with reputable strengths for product development and industry innovation. I look forward to playing an instrumental role in further building stronger brand equity, advocating our core competencies and accelerating global growth initiatives.â
Annie Walsh joined Cameron Systems in 2001 and has been a key member of its executive management team as head of global marketing. During this time she has also managed Cameron Systemâs regional sales in Australia. Annie has 15 yearsâ experience in marketing communications, including global roles in major organizations. It is this expertise she brings to Orc Software, providing valuable understanding and know-how applied to the financial markets across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
John Cameron and Annie Walsh will report to Lars Johansson. With John Cameron now responsible for Orc Softwareâs technology strategy, Hugh Stables, Orc Softwareâs head of development, will manage Orc Software's growing worldwide development organization.
Orc Softwareâs executive management team today consists of Lars Johansson, acting CEO; John Cameron, CTO; Annie Walsh, CMO; Jan Hallsenius, global head of sales and support; Fredrik Skogby, head of operations; Joacim Wiklander, head of product management; and Hugh Stables, head of development.
Both the new CTO and CMO appointments are effective immediately.