Eventus makes first key hire in London
Eventus Systems, a global trade surveillance and market risk software platform provider, has appointed Roger Chandler as Senior Sales Engineer, Europe, based in London.
The move builds on the company’s already successful position helping firms address UK and European exchange rules and regulatory requirements.
Chandler has extensive capital markets sales, service and management experience at major fintech providers, working closely with global banks and brokerage firms across asset classes, including equities, futures and options. Reporting to Scott Schroeder, Eventus Global Head of Sales, Chandler is responsible for servicing existing clients as well as forging new relationships.
Last month, Eventus announced completion of a USD10.5 million Series A funding round enabling Eventus to grow its staff globally, along with enhancing its technology and fuelling further growth. This is the third key hire since that announcement. Eric Einfalt recently joined as Chief Strategy Officer and David Mitchell as Regional Sales Executive, North America, both out of Chicago.
Schroeder says: “Roger has an outstanding mix of technical expertise, management and sales experience, and in-depth knowledge of the asset classes we cover. He understands our clients’ businesses as well as the critical role we can play for firms grappling with regulatory regimes such as MiFID II and our ability to provide robust, efficient solutions. Roger will play a significant role in our effort to grow our presence and client base in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.”
Chandler says: “I’ve been truly impressed by Eventus’ ability to make huge strides in just five years in business. The team’s deep knowledge, integrity and agility to move quickly on behalf of clients are proving particularly important in today’s challenging environment of major market volatility.”
Most recently, Chandler was Technology Sales Manager for Bloomberg LP out of London, responsible for enterprise technical sales for global multi-asset sell-side clients in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Before joining Bloomberg in 2018, he spent nearly 11 years at technology vendor Fidessa PLC in London, initially as Service Delivery Manager working with futures and options clients and prospects, then as Project Manager Team Lead and ultimately as Global Account Director. In that role, he was responsible for major sell-side firms and brokers across asset classes and helped clients adapt to MiFID II rules.
Chandler began his career at Trading Technologies (TT) in London in 2002 as Head of EU Support, where he worked alongside fellow employees Schroeder and Eventus CEO Travis Schwab. In 2005, TT named him Director of EU Technical Services, with staff in London, Frankfurt and Paris.