A-Team Group, specialists in market research, strategic consulting and publishing in financial information technology, has hired James E. Hartley as Vice President of Research. In this role, Mr. Hartley is charged with developing research products on behalf of A-Team Group, as well as contributing to consulting projects and A-Team events. Mr. Hartley has been a key leader in furthering new capabilities and products in the global financial IT industry.
Prior to joining A-Team, Mr. Hartley spent four years asChief Technologist at SIIA/FISD (Software Information Industry Association/Financial Information Services Division). While there, he developed and supported MDDL â the Market Data Definition Language. He also facilitated the global conversation on Securities Processing Automation (SPA), including topics on Reference Data and Straight-Through Processing. Previously, Mr. Hartley was employed by Reuters Group (aka Bridge Information Systems) as Catalyst, Office of the Chief Scientist, and then as Senior Architect for the Chief Architecture Office. At Bridge, Mr. Hartley concentrated on the development of leading edge technologies, including delivery mechanisms and user interface platforms for the dissemination and representation of quotes, news, charts, and other financial information. Mr. Hartley holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Computer option) from The Ohio State University, and a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Angela Wilbraham, A-Team Group's chief executive officer, says, "We're thrilled to have James join the team as vice president of research. We look forward to continuing to produce important new industry research under Jamesâ skilled guidance. His background and experience will further A-Teamâs market leadership in arena of financial IT research and consulting."