Options, a managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global capital markets industry, has appointed former Finastra and OpenLink Financial executive Michael Russo to its management team.
Russo joins the New York team as VP, Product Management where he will be responsible for driving new business growth and supporting the firm’s Managed Application services.
Russo brings nearly two decades of industry experience to Options from Finastra and OpenLink Financial, where he oversaw global business development and growth of the firm’s burgeoning cloud-based solutions. Michael was a key contributor and leader in the expansion and development of the firm’s cloud strategy, market analysis, business development, and overall service delivery.
As the latest addition to Options’ management team, Russo will be responsible for the development of Options’ Managed Application services, cloud offering, security and the overall delivery of the firm’s product roadmap for 2018. Michael’s arrival follows the announcement last month that Options has expanded its Managed Colocation presence to 25 global venues, with new facilities in JSE & SGX.
Regional Head of North America and Global Head of Sales, Tim Yockel, says: “Michael brings outstanding depth of knowledge, creativity and vision to our product development team. His experience delivering complex cloud solutions, migrations and security infrastructure to the financial technology sector, will both complement our existing product line, and, play a key role in its development. In what is a period of rapid growth, innovation and global expansion for Options, his appointment to our executive team will ensure Options continues to raise the bar for service excellence and technology. We are delighted to welcome him to the team.”
Speaking about the appointment, Russo adds: “Options has been enabling independent software vendors to deliver enterprise grade solutions in the cloud for decades. Having been a vendor partner in a previous stage in my career, I’m honoured to have the opportunity to empower others as they begin or continue their cloud migration journey. I look forward to collaborating with the team, expanding our product offering and continuing the delivery of industry leading managed application services to our clients.”