Exclusive: Tradesocio founder and CEO Rohan Hall leaves the company: Blockchain on the agenda?

FinTech entrepreneur and institutional technologist Rohan Hall has left Tradesocio, a company that he founded in 2014 in Limassol Cyprus

Experienced FinTech developer Rohan Hall has today confirmed to FinanceFeeds that he has left his position as CEO at Tradesocio, a company that he founded in 2014.

Tradesocio is an Alternative Investment Management platform for the retail FX market, which integrates into social networks, copy trading facilities, as well as aspects that Mr. Hall has extensive commercial experience in, including ERP and big data.

Mr. Hall, who was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica and grew up in Miami, Florida, subsequently embarking on a 30 year career in the technology industry within major blue chip American multinationals founded Tradesocio company whilst living in Spain, but the company, from its outset, was established in the heartlands of the retail FX industry: Limassol, Cyprus.

“I have been in technology for over 30 years, having created some interesting things during that time” Mr. Hall reflected on his career thus far during a meeting with FinanceFeeds in Limassol recently.

“Most of these have been large scale projects, including having helped launched the first SAP installation at HP in Colorado, as well as the implementation of ERP technologies at Corning” he said.

Rohan Hall, Founder & CEO, Tradesocio

Mr. Hall explained “Corning conducted a roll out of PeopleSoft which was bought by Oracle. This was one of the largest global rollouts PeopleSoft ever did whilst owned by Oracle, and Corning was the client at the time for which I was instrumental within the team that conducted the global rollout.”

“Following that, I then did same thing for Honda in California, so in essence I have been involved in technology for many years and witnessed the patterns of each time period first hand”

“Whilst spending a number of years on ERP on projects with PwC, Deloitte, Accenture and PeopleSoft, I started creating social technologies” explained Mr. Hall.

“I started to look around at different veritcal markets so this is how I ended up in FX. After operating in general markets for years, I wanted to see what was going on in other verticals so that’s how I stumbled upon FX a few years ago” – Rohan Hall, CEO, Tradesocio

Highlighting the difficulties that newcomers to FX trading have to navigate, even if their technological prowess and understanding is vast, Mr. Hall explained that he, even as a very astute technologist, found beginning a foray into retail FX trading to be complex.

“I tried to figure out how to use FX trading platforms, and it was mindblowingly complicated and very discouraging” he explained.

“You have to download things and learn all the terminology. It was high risk, and I thought that there must be a better way.”

“At that point, we started working on the first evolution and the whole ideology behind our development that we are now launching is centered on the idea that the entire FX market should be easier and it should be social. Anyone should be able to trade, wthout having to spend weeks and months being bamboozled by all this technical stuff and we didn’t see any product available at the time” – Rohan Hall, CEO, Tradesocio

In addition to his tenures at Fortune 500 companies including HP, Oracle, Honda, Corning, Avery and Microsoft, Mr. Hall has conducted institutional level projects within large professional services consulting firms including KPMG, IBM, Deloitte, Accenture and PwC.

Interestingly, whilst his expertise majors on institutional infrastructure projects including big data, ERP, performance analytics and CRM architecture, Mr. Hall has a distinct interest in blockchain development.

Currently exploring new opportunities, it will be interesting to see if Mr. Hall takes his commercial and institutional technology expertise into the development of blockchain for automated ledger as is currently a mainstay of development in the banking and commercial financial world.

Mr Hall holds a BBA in Business Administration from the National University, from which he graduated in 2001, and an Associate of Arts degree in Computer and Information Technology Administration and Management from Miami Dade College in Florida, from which he graduated in 1985, and where he was Vice President of the Computer Science Association.

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