One of the original software development team at Skype, Janno Teelem, has joined the tradable open trading platform, as its Chief Product Officer. Teelem, who subsequently headed up product development teams for Apple-related Skype products after assisting the pioneers of Skype and Kazaa before it, has been appointed to evolve the tradable online platform, which is targeting the global retail trading industry.
Teelem has a wealth of international experience in software product development from working in Silicon Valley, the UK, Sweden, Austria and Estonia. As Chief Product Officer at tradable, he will build and execute the product roadmap at the online retail trading website, and aim to provide fun and value-added new online trading opportunities for retail traders, brokers and third-party developers.
tradable allows retail traders to create a completely customised online platform using third-party developed apps to fully define their online experience, whether that is with avatars or customised connectivity. It claims to have attracted a huge amount of interest since launching last year and was voted the most innovative financial product by the top 500 foreign exchange (FX) industry chief executives at the Forex Magnates Summit in London last year.
tradable’s ‘app store’ model is seeking to gain momentum via partnerships with some of the leading players in the industry, including Monex Group Inc in Japan’s, which is already offering the tradable platform to its client base of over 1.3m traders in Japan.
According to Jannick Malling, chief executive of tradable, the addition of Teelem “is a major hire for us. Janno was one of the first guys at Skype and has an impressive career history in software development for international markets. He really is one of a handful of people that has proven they can build truly world-class user experiences. We think this ability will be key for driving the shift towards open trading platforms with fantastic trading experiences, a trend taking place in the industry right now. I am confident that, with Janno’s expertise, we can continue to transform the online trading industry and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.”