Jonathan Morris and Christopher Holmes join Data Explorers

5 September 2008

Data Explorers today announced the appointment of Jonathan Morris as COO and Christopher Holmes as Sales Director. Both bring with them a wealth of experience from the financial information industry.

Jonathan Morris

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 Financial’s 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.

“I am thrilled to be joining a young and innovative company at such a crucial stage in its development,” says Morris. “This is a very exciting opportunity to provide value-added, alpha generating services to both the securities financing industry and the buyside.”

Christopher Holmes

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. Holmes’ previous roles included senior sales positions at The Financial Times Group.

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