OANDA appoints ex-FXCM Jessica Beckstead as MD, North America and CEO of US operation

Rick Steves

“Having spent several years developing and scaling a global retail business across six continents, I am looking forward to building on the strong foundations of the OANDA brand and to further transforming the firm’s operations in the US and Canada.”

OANDA has announced the appointment of Jessica Beckstead as Managing Director, North America, and CEO, US of the online multi-asset trading services, currency data and analytics.

Jessica Beckstead joins OANDA from FXCM Inc., where she most recently served as Managing Director – Global Head of Sales & Customer Success. She previously was Managing Director of FXCM’s US operation before moving to Australia to become CEO of FXCM Australia.

Jessica Beckstead helped shape FXCM’s commercial agenda across the globe

OANDA’s new MD of North America and CEO of the US operation did help shape and develop FXCM’s commercial agenda throughout the years and across the globe, having extended both its market outreach and geographical footprint.

Based in New York, the 18-year veteran of the FX & CFD industry will be accountable for driving the continued success of the firm’s growth throughout the US and Canada.

Gavin Bambury, Chief Executive Officer of OANDA, said “We’re delighted to welcome Jessica to the OANDA team. Jessica brings with her significant knowledge of the financial services industry and is an excellent choice to drive our expansion in the Americas. Her extensive experience growing a retail business, as well as proven operational and strategic expertise, will enable us to identify and implement new strategies to strengthen our reputation, increase market growth, and propel the business forward.”

Jessica Beckstead, Managing Director, North America, and CEO, US, commented: “Having spent several years developing and scaling a global retail business across six continents, I am looking forward to building on the strong foundations of the OANDA brand and to further transforming the firm’s operations in the US and Canada.”

OANDA was a pioneer in the FX industry. Founded in 1996, the company was the first to share exchange rate data free of charge on the Internet and launched an FX trading platform that helped pioneerdevelop web-based currency trading five years later.

The firm now provides online multi-asset trading, currency data and analytics to retail and corporate clients around the globe, enabling clients to trade global market indices, commodities, treasuries, precious metals and currencies.

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