LONDON & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Options, the leading managed services provider to the global capital markets industry, today named the latest addition to the firm’s global team with the appointment of former KPMG Director, Brian McKimm. Mr. McKimm, who was previously Director and Head of Internal Audit in KPMG Ireland’s Advisory division, joins the private financial cloud provider as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
In his new role, Mr. McKimm will be responsible for overseeing the development of Options’ global finance function across Europe, the US and Asia, with a particular focus on investor relations and strategic finance projects. He will also be tasked with ensuring the firm has the necessary financial management capabilities to support Options’ continued growth plans.
In his most recent role with KPMG Ireland, Mr. McKimm was Head of the firm’s Internal Audit division and served a broad range of clients both locally and internationally, in particular within the financial services and energy industries. Since leaving KPMG, Brian has served as Investment Director with Emerald Development Managers, a US-based private equity fund, and as Chief Financial Officer of ecoLegacy, a clean-tech start-up based in Dublin.
Options CEO, Nigel Kneafsey commented, “Brian is an excellent addition to the Options team and brings with him a wealth of experience in managing global finance functions and associated strategic projects. In the context of the firm’s wider standing within the financial services sector, Brian joins Options at a pivotal time as we continue to scale the company across three continents. We expect 2015 to be an exciting year in terms of new customer acquisitions and someone of Brian’s experience will prove crucial in driving this growth.”
Mr. McKimm commented, “As Options’ highly attractive suite of products and services continues to gain traction in the global financial services market, the challenge of managing growth across multiple jurisdictions increases. My focus will be on ensuring that our financial management and stakeholder reporting processes are responsive to the changing demands of the business. I look forward to working with Nigel and the team, and to building on the already significant success of Options.”
About Options (www.options-it.com):
Options is the premier provider of infrastructure products to the Global Financial Services sector. Founded in 1993, the company began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. More than a decade ago, the company made a strategic decision to, become the first provider to offer cloud services to the financial sector. The result was the Options PIPE® Platform and the "Private Financial Cloud" offering. Today over 150 firms globally leverage Options PIPE®, including the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and exchanges.
Options IT harnesses the PIPE® to deliver three managed service solutions:
Essential business technology from email and office applications to phones and tablets
Hosting and management of the applications that run your business, front office to back
Low latency trading, FIX connectivity, market data and computing infrastructure