Options Technology promotes Jenni Sellick as part of long-term succession strategy

Rick Steves

Jenni Sellick’s promotion is part of a series of key senior leadership appointments at Options. These include Claire McKillen as VP, Financial Controller, Laura McCann as CFO, Terry Hughes as Chief Marketing Officer, Micah Kroeze as Chief Product Officer, Marlena Efstratopoulou as Chief Risk Officer, Christy O’Kane as SVP, Global Head of Delivery, and Larry Leibowitz to the firm’s Board of Advisors.

Options Technology has announced the promotion of Jenni Sellick to Vice President, Legal and Commercial Manager, as part of a long-term succession strategy, following the promotions of Claire Mckillen to VP, Financial Controller, and Laura McCann to Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Jenni Sellick has been an integral member of the Contracts and Commercial team since Options’ acquisition of Fixnetix in April 2021. In her role as Contracts Manager at Fixnetix, she demonstrated remarkable skills in contract negotiation and process management.

Her career at Fixnetix included various roles in sales operations, HR administration, and procurement before joining Options.

“Critical in the continued expansion of Options’ world-class products and services”

Nick Bryant, Chief Administrative Officer at Options, commented, “Jenni joined the team in 2021 as part of our acquisition of Fixnetix. Her exceptional performance and dedication to the role has continued to be an asset for our Contracts team, and we are thrilled to appoint her Vice President as we enter this next stage of growth. She and the wider Commercial Operations team will be critical in the continued expansion of Options’ world-class products and services.”

Jenni Sellick added, “I’m honored to be appointed VP, Legal and Commercial Manager at Options. Joining the team through the Fixnetix acquisition in 2021 has been a fulfilling journey, and this elevation marks a significant milestone in my career. As we embark on this next growth stage, I am eager to contribute to the company’s long-term success alongside the exceptional Commercial Operations team.”

Executive moves at Options also included Claire McKillen, Laura McCann, Terry Hughes, Micah Kroeze, Marlena Efstratopoulou, Christy O’Kane, Larry Leibowitz

Jenni Sellick’s promotion is part of a series of key senior leadership appointments at Options. These include Claire McKillen as VP, Financial Controller, Laura McCann as CFO, Terry Hughes as Chief Marketing Officer, Micah Kroeze as Chief Product Officer, Marlena Efstratopoulou as Chief Risk Officer, Christy O’Kane as SVP, Global Head of Delivery, and Larry Leibowitz to the firm’s Board of Advisors.

This news follows Options’ announcement of creating 200 new jobs in Belfast and celebrating its 30-year company milestone.

Options Technology, founded in 1993, started as a hedge fund technology services provider and has grown to become a leading provider of IT infrastructure to global Capital Markets firms. The company offers high-performance managed trading infrastructure and cloud-enabled managed services to over 550 firms globally.

It has a strong presence in major cities, including New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Paris, Belfast, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Auckland.

The significant growth investment from Abry Partners in 2019 has enabled Options to enhance its technology platform and expand its reach globally. Options has been recognized among the UK’s leading growth companies in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table from 2017 to 2021.

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