Options Technology promotes Laura McCann to CFO

Rick Steves

“Laura’s promotion to CFO is the next stage in our long-term strategy of building a world-class finance team servicing the global business from our Belfast office. Back in 2016, Jon took on the challenge of laying the groundwork for that vision. Laura has been an integral part of the strategy from day one.”

Options Technology, a premier Capital Markets services provider, has announced Laura McCann’s promotion to Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

This move follows Jon Lambert’s transition from CFO to Senior Vice President (SVP) of Corporate Development, where he will focus on the firm’s partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions (M&A).

Jon Lambert said: “Transitioning to another role as a succession plan evolves is super exciting. Helping Laura and the expanded rockstar team come together and develop has been a pleasure. I look forward to working with and continuing to support them as the business moves to the next level.”

Laura McCann has been with Options since 2016

Laura McCann, who has been with Options since 2016 as VP Corporate Controller, played a key role in the firm’s financial planning and analysis. Her experience includes pivotal roles at NYSE Euronext and Vela Trading, contributing significantly to the fintech sector.

“Working with Jon and the team on the journey over the last seven years has been a terrific experience. We’ve been integral to three acquisitions, most recently the purchase and integration of Fixnetix, a carve out from a Fortune 500 company, and Activ Financial, a global market data company. We also supported the business in two major Private Equity majority investments, first with New York-based Bregal Sagemount in summer 2017, then with ABRY Partners in December 2019; truly unique international business exposure for a Belfast-based finance team,” McCann said.

Danny Moore, President and CEO of Options, highlighted Laura’s promotion as a strategic step in building a top-tier finance team. “Laura’s promotion to CFO is the next stage in our long-term strategy of building a world-class finance team servicing the global business from our Belfast office. Back in 2016, Jon took on the challenge of laying the groundwork for that vision. Laura has been an integral part of the strategy from day one.”

Options to create 200 new jobs in Belfast

Options has made several key senior leadership appointments recently, including Terry Hughes as CMO, Micah Kroeze as CPO, Marlena Efstratopoulou as CRO, Christy O’Kane as SVP, Global Head of Delivery, and Larry Leibowitz to the Board of Advisors. Additionally, the firm announced 200 new jobs in Belfast and celebrated its 30-year milestone.

The company recently announced it is set to create 200 new jobs in Belfast over the next three years as part of its ongoing expansion strategy.

The company, headquartered in Belfast City Centre’s Linen Loft building, has experienced rapid growth and plans to build on its success by further strengthening its workforce.

Options Technology has already added 100 new team members to its Belfast offices in the past year. The decision to continue expanding its workforce is in line with the company’s long-term growth strategy and commitment to the region. It reaffirms Options’ focus on recruiting high-quality graduates and engineering professionals while establishing strong partnerships with local academic institutions.

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