smartTrade announces three top executives as firm enters new phase

Rick Steves

“I am confident that all three of them will offer outstanding support to smartTrade as our company enters a new phase of development.”

smartTrade Technologies has appointed three new managers to the executive leadership team of the provider of electronic trading solutions.

Elise van der Schans was appointed to the role of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), Renaud Kerspern has been hired to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and Carine Denis has been tapped to the new role of Global Head of Business Operations.

Company enters a new phase of development

Elise van der Schans, the new CHRO at smartTrade, will oversee the firm’s talent acquisition and deployment of human resources, and she will also be responsible for the implementation of HR strategy, tools and processes to foster retention, engagement, and development of employees.

She joins from software company Trace One, where she was Vice President, HR and MIS, in charge of Cloud, IT and HR. Prior to that, she was Head of Compensation and Benefits and then HR Business Partner at SunGard/FIS.

Her past experience of working in multi-national teams and running business functions that support the development and growth of their wider organizations will prove valuable in the new challenge.

Renaud Kerspern, the new CFO at smartTrade, will be in charge of overseeing the Group’s financial, legal and administrative functions. He joins electronic trading specialist from 

His 25-year career includes robust finance functions across multiple jurisdictions in fast-growing environments, and past roles include Ullink (now part of Itiviti) as Group Finance Director, LSEG as CFO of LCH SA, and SunGuard Systems (now part of FIS) as Group Tax Manager.

Carine Denis, the new Global Head of Business Operations, joins from Finastra where her roles included those of Regional Operating Officer and Director of Business Operations for the COO. Prior to this, she spent several years driving large-scale transformation projects for HSBC and Société Générale.

As Global Head of Business Operations, she will build a strategy to deliver transformation projects, with a focus on improving company growth. She will also be responsible for crafting customer success strategies and collaborating with internal management to deliver excellent customer experiences.

David Vincent, Co-Founder and CEO of smartTrade said: “We are delighted to welcome Elise, Renaud and Carine to our Executive Leadership Team. I am confident that all three of them will offer outstanding support to smartTrade as our company enters a new phase of development. Business transformation is at the heart of everything we do, and with an experienced and committed leadership team we can look forward to continued success and new opportunities for growth.”

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