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Options Names Former NYSE Technologies Executive Helen Viccars as VP Sales and Account Management

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12 August 2015

London – August 13, 2015 - Options, the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has today announced the appointment of the former NYSE Technologies sales executive, Helen Viccars, to the firm’s global sales team. Ms. Viccars, who was responsible for EMEA sales and account management at NYSE Technologies, joins Options as VP Sales and Account Management.

As the latest addition to Options’ European sales and account management team, Helen will be responsible for driving new business growth, evolving relationships with key strategic clients and ensuring customer success across new and existing clients. Helen’s arrival follows the announcement last month that Options has opened a new central London office to accommodate growing staff numbers and facilitate expansion plans through the end of the year and into 2016.

In her new role with Options, Helen brings 12-plus years’ experience in sales, account management and marketing. During her five years at NYSE, Helen managed some of the company’s largest and most prestigious global accounts, and was primarily responsible for selling electronic trading solutions across the EMEA region.

Options Managing Director for Europe, Richard Hughes, commented, “I am delighted Helen is joining Options. She brings with her a wealth of experience in selling managed service solutions and this sector knowledge will prove an invaluable addition to the team. Alongside the expansion of our London office and a number of high-profile client wins, Helen’s arrival is indicative of a very positive 12 months for Options’ European business. She will play a key role in sustaining this momentum.”

Ms. Viccars commented, “Options has a well-earned reputation for delivering a platform that combines innovative financial technology with the consistent delivery of service excellence to clients, both small and large. The firm’s strategic vision is an exciting one and I am thrilled to be working with Nigel, Richard and the wider Options team.”

ENDS.

About Options (www.options-it.com):

Options is the leading managed service and IT infrastructure products provider 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. Today over 200 firms globally leverage the Options platform, including the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and exchanges.

For more on Options, please visit www.options-it.com, follow us on Twitter at @Options_IT and visit our LinkedIn page.

Options harnesses their platform to deliver four managed service solutions:

Managed Platform: Core

Essential business technology from email and office applications to phones and tablets

Managed Applications: Momentum

Hosting and management of the applications that run your business, front office to back

Managed Co-Location: Velocity

Low latency trading, FIX connectivity, market data and computing infrastructure

Options Advisory

Industry-leading experts in Advent Geneva, Advent APX, Advent Axys, Tradar Insight and Sungard VPM®.

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Press Contact:

Kieran O’Connor +44 20 7070 5129 Kieran.OConnor@options-it.com 

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