Sophis Continues to Grow Risk and Portfolio Management Business in North America

London - 18 May 2010

Former Director of Business Development at BlackRock Solutions Appointed as New Head of Sales

Sophis, a leading provider of cross-asset, front-to-back portfolio and risk management solutions, today announced it has appointed Charles Garcia as Head of Sales for Sophis North America to support the increasing demand for its products, particularly on the buy-side.

An industry veteran with more than 20 years experience in financial services and sales, Charles was most recently Director of Business Development at BlackRock Solutions. At BlackRock, Charles was responsible for driving sales for the firm’s enterprise investment system which included yearly multi-million dollar revenue deals. Prior to this, Charles worked at Tradeweb, where he developed and implemented the Order Management System product and sales strategy for Thomson Financial. Before this, Charles spent over 10 years at Bloomberg Financial Markets, where he held a number of sales roles including growing Bloomberg’s market data/trade order management to a multi-million dollar business and expanded sales in new regions such as Latin America.

“We are extremely excited to have Charles join the team in New York,” said Eric Bernstein, COO North America, Sophis. “This appointment is a strategic hire for the firm and reflects the growing demand we’re seeing from our clients and prospects for Sophis’ solutions in North America. I am confident that Charles will help drive our sales goals, and provide us with the support we need to keep up with the appetite from the buy-side in 2010.”

“I am thrilled to join Sophis and be a part of such a talented team of portfolio and risk management experts,” said Charles Garcia, New Head of Sales for North America, Sophis. “The financial markets move at increasing speed, and customers need a solution that is innovative and flexible enough to keep up with the ever changing environment. I have always been impressed by Sophis’ offering and believe the firm is uniquely positioned to become a dominant player in the portfolio and risk management market.”

Charles holds a B.S. in Finance from Syracuse University’s, School of Management.

Become a bobsguide member to access the following

1. Unrestricted access to bobsguide
2. Send a proposal request
3. Insights delivered daily to your inbox
4. Career development