Eventus appoints ex-Nasdaq Nick Wallis as Managing Director, EMEA

Rick Steves

Nick Wallis joined Eventus after 12 years at Nasdaq, where he most recently served as EMEA Head of Surveillance Sales and Account Management.

Eventus Systems has appointed Nick Wallis as Managing Director for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, reporting to Scott Schroeder, Global Head of Sales.

Bringing extensive markets, surveillance and sales experience to the role, Nick Wallis is based in London and will be a key piece in the firm’s strategy to expand across the EMEA region, with plans to further grow the sales, account management and support staff in the coming months.

He joined Eventus after 12 years at Nasdaq, where he most recently served as EMEA Head of Surveillance Sales and Account Management, having moved into surveillance after holding responsibility for the firm’s risk management solution. Earlier in his tenure, Wallis served as Director of Commodity Sales, focused on building and managing energy trading accounts.

Prior to Nasdaq, he served as Business Development Manager for Tullett Prebon (now part of TP ICAP Group) from 2008 to 2009, where he was responsible for marketing and promoting the brokerage business to senior management at investment banks and trading firms.

From 2005 to 2008, he joined Incisive Media (now InfoPro Digital), first working on Risk Magazine’s sales and sponsorship team in Europe, then moving to New York to serve as U.S. Publisher, overseeing the magazine’s U.S. commercial business.

Eventus accelerates expansion of market surveillance tech

Scott Schroeder, Global Head of Sales at Eventus, said: “Nick is an outstanding addition to our team as he brings a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory challenges our clients and prospects face in the UK, EU, Middle East and other jurisdictions, as well as great technical knowledge of the surveillance space. He’s a strong leader and proven sales professional. We’re excited to have him build out our sales force of experienced market practitioners.”

Nick Wallis, Managing Director EMEA at Eventus, said: “The role of the compliance officer has never been more demanding, with new markets, new asset classes and complex data challenges. Firms are looking for agile partners able to address issues quickly in a fast-moving landscape. I believe Eventus is well positioned to attract new clients with its next-generation technology, machine learning and deeply experienced staff. I’ve been really impressed by the Validus platform and by how quickly it can be enhanced to meet clients’ bespoke needs.”

In March, Eventus appointed Josh Bosquez as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), joining the firm after 24 years of software engineering experience, including more than 20 years in leadership roles in technology innovation, cloud-native platforms, cybersecurity, and compliance.

The RegTech firm has recently raised $30 million in a Series B funding round and is now on a hiring spree as the company expands geographically and technology-wise.

The platform is used by more than 20 traditional and digital asset exchanges and a broad range of tier-1 banks, futures brokerages, broker-dealers, trading firms, and other financial institutions.

Canadian digital asset exchange Bitbuy is one of the new clients using the Eventus market surveillance technology as regulators tighten rules and oversight in the crypto space.

Eventus has also entered the Australian market through a partnership with stockbroker Morrison Securities. Other recent clients include First New York and Tradovate.

In a recent interview with Finance Feeds, Eventus CEO Schwab noted that “markets never become less regulated”, but there is a huge upside to that: markets grow because they become safer.

“We’re beginning to see that play out in crypto space”, he continued, pointing out that the Chairman of the CFTC wants to regulate spot crypto markets”.

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