Under 30: the industry’s future leaders. Meet Ori Hazan

Noam Stiekema

Under 30 and moving up the ranks. We talk to Ori Hazan, VP of Business Development at Panda TS, to find out how he got into the industry and what he does daily.

In an industry so well established with roots in all four corners of the globe we took time to discuss what the industry will look like in 10 to 20 years from now.

Whilst we all share different views on where the industry will end up or what it will morph into, the fact is that we forget the many good folk working in the industry. Especially the younger generation that started at the bottom and worked their way up essentially dedicating their careers to fintech, trading and finance.

As is a FinanceFeeds tradition, we decided to celebrate these hard working individuals that have and very well may become the future industry leaders as they move up the ranks. So without further adieu, meet the industry’s future leaders (all under the age of 30).

What is your role at Panda TS?

I’m the VP of Business Development at Panda TS.

As a part of my role, I manage all of the company’s commercial operations, including sales, strategic partnerships and more.

How many years have you been at Panda TS?
I’m celebrating two years at Panda this month. I joined the company as its first Customer Success Manager. Soon after, I was promoted to VP Customer Success and ran the entire Customer Success Team. In December 2015, I was promoted again to Panda’s VP of Business Development.

When did you start in the industry?

I started my career in 2011 as a financial dealer at a FX brokerage called GLT-FX. A year later, I got an offer to join a bigger company named Dealserv. Dealserv was a technology provider for three FX brands and one binary options brand. When Dealserv was acquired in late 2013, I stayed on and was offered the position of Chief Dealing Officer.

In June 2014, I received a phone call from Maor Lahav, the COO and Co-Founder of Panda TS. He offered me a position in the company and we’ve been family ever since.

What attracted you to / made you get into this industry?

Back in 2011, I was a first year Economics and Management student who just wanted to get a chance to work in the finance industry. With two older brothers doing the same, I had to prove that I could make it.

After sending my CV everywhere and not hearing back from anyone, I accepted a job as a bartender in a restaurant. Two weeks later, I received a phone call from Tal, who was the CEO of GLT-FX. He invited me for an interview.

I remember saying ‘no thanks’, since I just took another job. But luckily I came to my senses in time and went to that interview. When looking back, I see now that it was one of the best decisions I made in my life.

Any tips for others looking at getting into the industry?

If you are passionate about the online trading industry and excel at what you do, give me a call.

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