Skilling makes it official: ex-OANDA David Hodge appointed CMO

Rick Steves

Last year, Skilling achieved record account growth while launching a proprietary partnership portal, as well as its own Skilling Copy platform.

It is official. Skilling has appointed FX industry leader David Hodge as Chief Marketing Officer, reporting directly to Skilling Group CEO Michael Kamerman.

David Hodge joins Skilling from OANDA, where he held the roles of Chief Revenue Officer and CEO EMEA. He resigned in November 2021, but the executive move was said to only take effect in the Spring of 2o22. It’s February. So, it seems he left OANDA sooner than expected.

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The experienced Chief Executive Officer and Chief Marketing Officer entered the trading industry in 2008 by joining the ranks of IG Group, where he was Group Marketing Director and ran the global marketing operations for the portfolio of Group brands across 14 markets within the UK, Europe, APAC and Americas for three years.

Hodge then moved to Alpari (UK) in October 2011, first as Chief Marketing Officer, then Chief Operating Officer, only to become Chief Executive Officer for the remainer of his time at Alpari, which lasted three years and a half.

After nearly two years as Chief Commercial Officer at CMC Markets, David Hodge joined OANDA in 2017 to serve as the Chief Executive Officer for the EMEA region and lead the global marketing efforts. He became Global Chief Revenue Officer in May 2020.

David Hodge moves to Skilling

Skilling believes his invaluable expertise will facilitate the broker’s goal to scale up operations internationally, unlocking the world’s financial markets for all traders.

Last year, Skilling achieved record account growth while launching a proprietary partnership portal, as well as its own Skilling Copy platform.

The broker’s wide ranging offering covers all asset classes with 900 derivative instruments including 50 cryptocurrencies such as Polkadot and Dogecoin.

Michael Kamerman, Group CEO of Skilling, commented: “David’s appointment as CMO comes at an exciting time for Skilling as we continue to expand our operations and services globally. Today’s traders have rapidly evolving needs and David’s experience will be instrumental in executing Skilling’s targeted growth strategy, solidifying our position as a leading and trusted next generation fintech provider. We look forward to welcoming David to Skilling as we strive to remain one step ahead and continually provide the best possible services for our growing customer base.”

David Hodge, Chief Marketing Officer of Skilling, said: “The financial landscape has undergone significant changes over the last few years, bringing new and exciting opportunities for investors and traders. The demand for agile, credible brokers with a diverse product range such as Skilling has never been greater, and I’m delighted to take on this role and to bring Skilling’s services to more traders globally.”

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