Jonathan Morris led the integration effort for the new combined Thomson Reuters Sales and Trading content and technology organizations, and was also responsible for Thomson Financialâs global content management group of over 3,000 staff. Prior to this Morris led the European and Asian product management, strategy and technology organizations at Thomson Financial. Before joining Thomson Reuters, Morris led product and technology management at Pearson for FT.com - the largest financial information website in Europe. He was also the CEO of a mobile technology start-up.
âI am thrilled to be joining a young and innovative company at such a crucial stage in its development,â says Morris. âThis is a very exciting opportunity to provide value-added, alpha generating services to both the securities financing industry and the buyside.â
Christopher Holmes joins from Thomson Reuters where he was Managing Director, Sales, for the UK and Ireland. Prior to this he was Co-founder and COO of Raw Communications, which specialised in video streaming to the global equities market. Raw was the UK's fastest growing technology company in 2001, heading the Times TechTrack 100 and was sold to Thomson Financial in 2005. Holmesâ previous roles included senior sales positions at The Financial Times Group.
âData Explorers has an impressive track record and now holds the dominant position in global securities financing data,â says Holmes. âOver the last four years it has grown rapidly, and is well positioned to continue its international growth across the buyside. Over the last year, Data Explorers has signed up 30 leading hedge funds and is in the process of investing internationally to build on this success. I am very excited to be part of this team, which is focused on helping the company realize its full growth potential over the coming years.â