Catena Technologies Pte Ltd, an Asia-based financial technology company, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Aaron Hallmark as Chief Executive Officer, effective 31 March 2014. He takes over from Randall E. Duran who will serve as Chairman of the company’s board of directors. Duran was CEO of Catena Technologies for twelve years, since the company’s inception in 2002. In his role as Chairman, Duran will work closely with the management team and help guide the company’s strategy and direction. Tom Hayhurst will continue serving as Chief Technology Officer.
“Aaron has demonstrated strong leadership and management ability”, said Randall E. Duran. “He has also been instrumental in bringing our TRACE product to fruition. Aaron and Tom make a great executive team and are well positioned to drive the company forward.”
Hallmark joined Catena Technologies in July 2011 as head of Trading and Risk Management Solutions and became Chief Operating Officer in September 2012. Before joining Catena Technologies, he spent more than nine years with Calypso Technology, a global financial software and services company focused on cross-asset trading, risk management, and processing. Prior to Calypso, he held positions at several U.S.-based technology companies, including Infinity Financial Technology, Microsoft, and the Stanford Research Institute. Hallmark obtained an MBA from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and a B.S. in Artificial Intelligence from Stanford University.
“Working as part of the company in my previous roles has been a joy. The Catena team is passionate about delivering innovative technology solutions to its customers, and I am grateful to the board for the opportunity to lead the organization toward its potential”, said Hallmark. “I look forward to expanding Catena’s capacity to help our clients achieve even greater success.”
Tom Hayhurst went on to say, “Aaron has brought a great deal to the company during his time as COO. I look forward to working with him in his new role during this exciting new phase of the company’s growth.”