Genesis Global appoints Tej Sidhu as CTO, replacing co-founder James Harrison

Rick Steves

“I am thrilled to be a part of the Genesis mission to transform software development in financial markets. The Genesis platform accelerates the innovative potential of developers, making Genesis a unique partner for banks, asset managers and others in the industry that want to realize the customization, control and other benefits of in-house builds with new levels of efficiency and speed.”

Genesis Global has announced Tej Sidhu as Chief Technology Officer, replacing James Harrison, co-founder of Genesis and CTO since 2015, who will now focus on engaging with Genesis’ largest clients.

The low-code application development platform purpose-built for financial markets organizations will leverage Tej Sidhu’s skills developed throughout 16 as CTO and head of R&D at Calypso (now Adenza), the provider of trading, risk management and post-trade processing solutions.

At Calypso, he oversaw growth and modernization of the platform and pivoted the company’s technology strategy in response to the global financial crisis in 2008.

Tej Sidhu joins Genesis Global from Umba, an Africa-focused digital bank, where he was CTO last year.

Reporting to chief executive Stephen Murphy, Tej Sidhu brings deep experience developing technology strategy and leading multi-national product development teams in rapidly-growing fintech companies.

He will lead more than 200 developers and technologists at Genesis as well as be in charge of technology and engineering strategy for the low-code platform.

“Tej will propel our platform strategy”

Stephen Murphy, co-founder and CEO at Genesis Global, said: “These appointments are important steps in our growth story. Tej will propel our platform strategy and lead our global technology team as Genesis becomes the foundation of software development throughout financial markets. James’ technical and industry expertise make him the perfect evangelist for our low-code platform and uniquely-suited to expanding our relationships across the market.”

Tej Sidhu, CTO at Genesis Global, commented: “I am thrilled to be a part of the Genesis mission to transform software development in financial markets. The Genesis platform accelerates the innovative potential of developers, making Genesis a unique partner for banks, asset managers and others in the industry that want to realize the customization, control and other benefits of in-house builds with new levels of efficiency and speed.”

James Harrison, co-founder at Genesis Global, added: “With the Genesis platform already proven in the most demanding financial services environments, I am excited to get even more engaged with our clients and the industry to help them accelerate technology innovation. The capability in our platform enables business leaders and software developers to transcend the buy versus build dilemmas that impede digital transformation and growth.”

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