Perseus Telecom CEO Dr. Jock Percy, Recognized in Financial News’ “Rising Stars in Trading and Technology 40 under 40″
LONDON, 2 October, 2013 - Financial News recognizes Dr. Jock Percy in its 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Trading and Technology an editorial pick of the brightest up-and-coming men and women in the industry.Jock earned a place in the 2012 Financial News Top 40 Executives Under 40 specifically, for being seen as a technologist whose skill set is in high demand as companies prepare for huge, operational changes to satisfy new rules and senior management teams rethink the way they process and distribute their products and services. Over the past year, Perseus has doubled in size by revenues and people, and connects to 68 markets globally, Percy says. In October 2012, it was first to launch a wireless/microwave network between the London and Frankfurt trading markets, adding to its ultra low latency portfolio inclusive of the award winning transatlantic submarine cable system called ‘QuanTA.’ Perseus leads the industry in enabling customers to connect on the fastest networks between the US, Europe, South America and Asia. An economist by training, Percy regards Perseus as thought leaders in the space. He says: “30% to 40% of what we do is research and development, either route design developments or technological advancement.”
Jock is a finance practitioner specializing in telecommunications, having held roles at; Sharp Corp., BT, Double Helix and Ace*Comm. He led teams in completing the merger; sale and acquisition of six entities, including the complex unwind of BT/AT&T Concert business. Jock led teams of specialists across EMEA for carriers; BT, Telekom Austria, Finnet and Saudi Telecom. After the sale of Double Helix to Ace*Comm, he took up post as CEO of Perseus Telecom. Jock designed, patented and founded FXecosystem and is a Board Member of Play Rugby USA. Jock was educated at University of Canterbury, NZ and University College, London. He divides his time between New York, London and Brazil .
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