First Derivatives names David Humphries its Global Chief Operating Officer

Maria Nikolova

Mr Humphries will have responsibility for First Derivatives’ operations including its business systems, methodologies, processes and controls.

First Derivatives today announces the appointment of David Humphries as Chief Operating Officer. Mr Humphries will be reporting directly to Seamus Keating, First Derivatives’ Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Humphries will be responsible for First Derivatives’ operations including its business systems, methodologies, processes and controls. In this role, he will drive the company’s operational efficiency and effectiveness aligned to its strategy and in support of First Derivatives’ strong growth goals.

Mr Humphries has experience of more than thirty years across the professional services, software and financial services markets in a series of financial, operational and M&A leadership roles. Before joining First Derivatives, he was the finance director of Group Transformation for the Lloyds Banking Group. Prior to that, he held a number of senior finance and operational roles across software and professional services at Logica plc and at Axiom Systems Limited.

David Humphries started his career at Deloitte in London where he worked for ten years in their corporate finance and insolvency practices.

“It’s an exciting time to join First Derivatives,” said David Humphries. “FD has a strong services and consulting heritage in the financial markets where it supports the trading, analytics and surveillance operations for the world’s leading banks. This has enabled FD to expand Kx software into other industry sectors such as automotive, high-tech manufacturing, telco and oil and gas. There is enormous growth potential as we further operationalize our strategy focused on helping businesses change the game with actionable data insights.”

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