First Derivatives appoints Steve Fisher as Non-Exec Director

Maria Nikolova

The appointment of Steve Fisher as a Non-Executive Director of the Group is effective September 15, 2020.

Fintech company First Derivatives plc (LON:FDP) today announced the appointment of Steve Fisher as a Non-Executive Director of the Group. The appointment is effective from September 15, 2020.

Mr Fisher has vast experience in the area of product development in technology and software ranging from telecoms to enterprise software and online transaction platforms. He was formerly Chief Technology Officer of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY), where he led the core product and technology team responsible for eBay marketplace, eBay’s Global Payments Business and its multi-channel marketing platform and operations team. Prior to that he spent 10 years at salesforce.com in software engineering and product management leadership roles, culminating in leading the technology team responsible for the development, quality, service delivery and operations of its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and collaborations software and the force.com cloud platform.

Steve Fisher has also held senior technology development positions within telecoms and networking, including at Apple and AT&T Labs.

Mr Fisher’s expertise in the development and scaling of market-leading enterprise software will assist the expansion of the Kx streaming analytics platform into other industries adjacent to and outside of its capital markets heritage.

He is a named inventor on 21 patents and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical and Computational Science and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science, both from Stanford University.

Commenting on his appointment, Steve Fisher said: “As the pace of digital transformation across industries continues to accelerate, the capture and analysis of real-time data at scale to drive decisions has become a top priority for businesses. I see significant opportunities for Kx to underpin the data management and analysis infrastructure businesses require to extract the full value of their data. I am delighted to join the FD Board as a Non-Executive Director and look forward to contributing to the Group’s success.”

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