• Joanna Davies
    Managing Director and Head of Product

    Managing Director and Head of Product Joanna Davies

    Jo was appointed Managing Director of Traiana in January 2017, assuming responsibility for the management of the company’s strategic direction and running the day-to-day business.  Jo also plays a full  part in the NEX Optimisation Senior Management Team.

    Prior to this, Jo was Head of Product, a role in which she defined product functionality across Regulatory Reporting and Clearing, Messaging and Matching, and Credit and Risk. Given Traiana’s reputation as a product and service led organisation, Jo has always worked in close partnership with our technology teams in Tel Aviv to ensure that product strategy and technology architecture are aligned.

    Throughout her career, Jo has accumulated more than 25 years of experience in investment banking, working predominantly in the Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETD) space, including roles as a voice broker and Head of Operations.

  • David Thompson
    Chief Operating Officer

    Chief Operating Officer David Thompson

    David is Traiana’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for managing day-to-day operations including professional and client services, risk, legal, compliance and HR.

    Prior to joining Traiana, David spent over fifteen years serving in a variety of positions within financial services firms, including Chief Operating Officer, strategy, project management, operational risk, compliance and legal roles across Equities, ETDs, Securities and FX product lines. His early career was spent in legal practice.

  • Yuval Avni
    Chief Financial Officer

    Chief Financial Officer Yuval Avni

    Yuval is Traiana’s CFO and joined the company in 2010. Prior to this, he served as the director of finance for AudioCodes, a market leader focused on VoIP network products and technology, where he managed the finance operation of the company in North America.

    Prior to AudioCodes, Yuval served as director of finance and member of the management team at Schema Ltd., a global provider of optimization and planning solutions for wireless carriers.

    Yuval is a graduate of the IDF computer science school, holds a bachelor’s in economics and business from Bar-Ilan University, a master’s in business adminstration from Tel-Aviv University and master’s in finance from City University of New York.

  • Guy Naor
    Chief Technology Officer

    Chief Technology Officer Guy Naor

    Guy is the Chief Technology Officer at Traiana. He is responsible for all technology, including the development, testing and production of systems.
    Prior to joining Traiana, Guy has had numerous leadership roles, including Chief Scientist for Cloud at CSC and has been a CTO at multiple companies. Guy has a deep knowledge and rich experience in all aspects of technology, and was involved with both the cloud and DevOps disruption from the start.

  • James Chrystal
    Market Development

    Market Development James Chrystal

    James’ responsibilities at Traiana include market development for new products. In this role, he is responsible for driving the company’s business growth and profitability in emerging lines of business. As a co-founder of the firm in 2000, James has served in a variety of roles focused on market development and revenue generation, including global head of sales and business development.

    He has more than 20 years of marketing and sales experience in the financial marketplace. Prior to Traiana, he served in marketing and sales roles at the Chicago Board of Trade, the last being director of e-trading sales and distribution for the CBOT-EUREX Joint Venture, Inc., an alliance between two of the world’s largest derivatives exchanges.

  • Errol McKenzie
    Professional and Client Services

    Professional and Client Services Errol McKenzie

    The Global Services team is responsible for deploying and supporting the portfolio of Traiana products and services used by our clients. The team is geographically represented in AsiaPac, EMEA and the Americas and with the primary objective to ensure the adoption of Traiana solutions is both seamless and successfully embedded by our clients.

    Prior to joining Traiana, Errol worked within the professional services environments and technology start-ups. As a Partner at Deloitte, Errol prided himself in the level of exceptional client service his teams delivered to their global client base. Within the technology start-up industry, Errol worked across a range of industries and geographies where he was responsible for growing market share and delivering innovative solutions to multinational companies.

  • Julien Hardwick
    Head of Sales

    Head of Sales Julien Hardwick

    Julien is Traiana’s Global Head of Sales responsible for executing on commercial strategy and monetising Traiana’s market leading offering around the world. Julien has over 25 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry first as a journalist then a business manager before moving into sales.           

    He joins from Standard & Poor’s Global Market Intelligence division, where he was a Managing Director of Sales, responsible for teams in the US and EMEA. In particular, he developed the Global Key Accounts strategy and ran a Future Wallet program. During his time with S&P Julien helped to integrate and develop the commercial strategy for a series of acquisitions including Capital IQ; CMA; and Quanthouse.