Jen Nayar of Vela named CEO of the Year

Jen Nayar of Vela named CEO of the Year

Honored at Markets Media Markets Choice Awards: Women in Finance

New York – November 14, 2017 – Vela, the premier market access technology provider, today announced that Jen Nayar was named CEO of the Year at the Markets Media Markets Choice Awards: Women in Finance at a luncheon on November 7 in New York. This award adds to her recognition in 2016 for delivering Excellence in Trading Technology.

The Markets Choice Women in Finance awards, in its third year, recognize the most talented and accomplished women across buy-side and sell-side trading desks, institutional investors, hedge funds, exchanges, and technol

Following the corporate rebranding to Vela last year, Jen led the acquisitions of OptionsCity Software and Object Trading this past summer. With these acquisitions, Vela has broadened its capabilities, providing global clients with a comprehensive suite of solutions across the entire electronic trading workflow.

Mohan Virdee, Chief Executive and Founding Partner of Markets Media, said, “We congratulate Jen on winning our signature award for CEO of the Year. Having led the acquisitions of not one, but two companies, announced within a few weeks of each other, is quite an extraordinary achievement. Jen is a strong female leader who follows two key principles, never stop learning and help others by sharing the knowledge.”

Jen commented, “Thank you to Markets Media, the readers, and my fellow Advisory Board members for this honor. I am truly flattered to win such a prestigious award and I accept this award on behalf of my team, who each play a vital role at Vela.” She added, “I also want to congratulate the winners in all the categories who are paving the way to empowerment for women in our industry. It is inspiring and encouraging to see so many accomplished women and rising stars.”

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About Vela 

Vela is the premier market access technology provider, delivering low-latency access to over 200 venues, coupled with a unique set of trading tools, data, and analytics, flexibly delivered with exceptional global support. Vela acquired OptionsCity Software and Object Trading in 2017. Now as one organization, Vela provides a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for multi-asset electronic trading with global market coverage, enabling smarter access to global liquidity.

Vela has eight offices in the US, Europe, and Asia supporting traders, market makers, financial institutions and other market participants worldwide.

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