8th February 2016

MDX starts spreading the news in New York with significant new hire

Unprecedented interest in MDX solutions in North America

MDX, a leader in data distribution for the trading community today announces the appointment of James Maclay as Sales Manager to spearhead the firm’s ambitious business development program in North America. James is a highly successful individual who brings over 20 years’ experience in selling market data infrastructure solutions to enterprise scale financial services firms within the US and beyond.

James’s professional experience encompasses time spent working within a financial institution, starting his career on the trading floor at Merrill Lynch, at Thomson Reuters and as managing director of a fintech start up. Most recently James was with West Highland where he was responsible for sales and marketing. This unique perspective of the needs of the user is invaluable and his breadth of knowledge of the solutions which includes enhanced data access and functionality through leveraging innovative software augmentation is impressive. He also brings with him a deep understanding of the complex challenges facing all financial services companies today, as they continually evaluate the impediments of migrating their mission critical infrastructures to more cost effective facilities.

Paul Watmough – CEO at MDX commented. “This is a significant step forward for the business and the timing of James’s appointment could not be more perfect. We are experiencing unprecedented levels of interest in our solutions globally, and very specifically from an ever increasing number of US based firms. James’s deep knowledge of our sector together with his ‘on-the ground’ understanding of the precise needs of our potential users, in this important region, is a much needed resource and will be pivotal to our continuing success.”

James concludes. “I am excited to be joining MDX both professionally and personally. Everything appears to be in alignment. The market in the US is very receptive to their data distribution offering and they are great bunch of people to work with. I am looking forward to the opportunities MDX presents and spreading the word in New York and beyond, as well as being part of taking the business to the next level.”

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