Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, today announced that Alex Goor has been appointed chief information officer, effective immediately.
Mr. Goor, 38, is responsible for development and operations across Interactive Data globally. He is based in New York and reports to Mason Slaine, Interactive Dataâs chairman, president and chief executive officer.
âAlex is an accomplished executive, and we are very pleased that he has joined Interactive Data,â said Mason Slaine. âWe believe that his insight and expertise will help Interactive Data enhance all aspects of our technology infrastructure that supports the reliable delivery of our services, including our award-winning* evaluated pricing and reference data offerings. Alex will also lead efforts to continue our focus on creating increasingly sophisticated, yet easy-to-use applications that can help our clients make informed financial decisions. With Alexâs leadership, I am confident that Interactive Data will be able to advance our efforts to develop cutting-edge technology that supports our long-term growth objectives.â
Mr. Goor is a member of the Board of Directors of BondDesk Group LLC. From April 2005 to June 2007, he was Co-CEO and CIO of Instinet, Inc. Previously, he was president of Inet ATS, Inc., Instinet Groupâs electronic marketplace subsidiary established in November 2003, and also supervised the merger between Instinet, LLC and Island Holding Company.
Before joining Instinet, Mr. Goor was the chief strategy officer of Datek Online Holdings Corporation (DOHC), where he supervised all corporate finance and business development efforts. He was also president of Watcher Technologies, a DOHC technology development and licensing subsidiary catering to professional traders and before that was president of Datek Online Brokerage Services, the firm's online brokerage subsidiary.
Mr. Goor currently serves on the technology committee of New York Presbyterian Hospital and is a graduate of Columbia University.
*Interactive Data was recognized by Inside Market Data and Inside Reference Data as âBest Evaluated Prices Services Providerâ in 2009 and 2010, âBest Reference Data Providerâ in 2010 and for the âBest Reference Data Initiativeâ in 2010.