Exclusive: Exodus at ThinkMarkets not confined to UK Finance Director John Robinson as several key figures leave the firm
Alongside John Robinson’s departure last week was Head of Sales Amir Gharred, and Head of Business Analysis Michael Teji
As this week drew to a close, ThinkMarkets (formerly Think Forex)’s UK Finance Director John Robinson left the company, moving to pastures new.
Mr Robinson had been at ThinkMarkets since January 2016, a one and a half year tenure being considerably short for a head accountant, and had joined the firm with substantial experience within professional services consultancy PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Australia, as well as a stint as MRLO (the FCA accreditation for a money laundering reporting officer) and Financial Controller at the British division of GKFX for three years.
Mr Robinson was not the only recent departure from the company, however, and FinanceFeeds has conducted research that led to a conclusion that there has been an exodus from the company of some key talent.
According to one particular source “A few people have left this week.”
Among those leaving the company was Michael Teji, who had also joined Think Markets from ETX Capital in June 2015.
At ThinkMarkets, Mr Teji was Head of Business Analysis and Product Management, having joined from ETX Capital where he was Head of Program Delivery for two and a half years.
Prior to joining ETX Capital, Mr Teji was Deputy Head of Business Analysis at Alpari UK for almost four years, joining the company in September 2013 from his government position at HM Treasury and the Bank of England’s Debt Management Office, where he was Fixed Income Trading Desk Project Leader.
In addition to Mr Teji’s departure, further sources explained that Amir Gharred, Head of Retail Sales for Europe, has left ThinkMarkets.
Mr Gharred joined Think Markets in May 2016 from GKFX, where he spent almost three years as Head of UK Sales.
A one and three quarter year position at ActivTrades as Senior Derivatives Sales Executive preceded Mr Gharred’s tenure at GKFX, marking his entry into London’s FX industry following his move from Hamburg in January 2011.
FinanceFeeds contacted senior management at ThinkMarkets for an official statement on this matter, and whilst the company replied to the request, no response was forthcoming with regard to exactly which officials had left.