Options Names Former NYSE Euronext Executive Richard Hughes as SVP, Managing Director for Europe


London – May 6, 2014 – Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, today announced a significant addition to the firm’s global team with the appointment of formerNYSE Euronext executive, Richard Hughes. Mr. Hughes, who was most recently responsible for Global Business Development at NYSE Technologies, NYSE Euronext’s commercial technology division, joins the IaaS provider as Senior Vice President, Managing Director for Europe.



Hughes will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s wider European division and associated efforts to drive new business growth, deliver service excellence and further develop Options’ regional relationships and broader European presence. 

In his new role with Options, Richard brings 25-plus years’ experience in building and developing high performing teams and selling complex business integration solutions to the financial services industry. In addition to his most recent role at NYSE Technologies, Richard led both the European and global sales teams, and held the position of General Manager for Europe. Prior to NYSE Technologies, he oversaw international sales and client operations for NYFIXNYSE Euronext acquired NYFIX in late 2009. Previous to NYFIX, Richard spent 13 years at Omgeo, the joint venture between Thomson Reuters and the DTCCwhere as Managing Director he oversaw the firm’s European business from 2000 to 2005.

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About Options (www.options-it.com): Options is the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets. Founded in 1993, the company began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. More than a decade ago, the company made a strategic decision to become the first provider to offer cloud services to the financial sector. Today over 200 firms globally leverage the Options platform, including the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and exchanges.