Options Onboards Robert Strawbridge as Canada VP and Head of Operations

Options Technology announced on Tuesday that it has onboarded Robert Strawbridge as its new Vice President and Head of Operations in Canada.

In a press release, Options Technology, a leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services for global financial services, announced yesterday that it has named Robert Strawbridge, as VP and Canadian Head of Business Development to develop operations in the region, focusing on business development and sales across Managed Colocation, Managed Applications and Managed Platform products.

Strawbridge brings more than ten years of experience to Options in forex technologies and e-Trading platforms, specifically in software, infrastructure and migrations.

A Decade of Experience

In addition, to begin Vice President at Options, Strawbridge still holds the position of Director of eFX, FX and Funding Technology and is responsible for design and implementation of the full technology stack. In total, he has spent over five and a half years at Scotiabank in various roles, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Before this promotion, Strawbridge functioned as Scotiabank’s Manager of eFX, FX & Funding Technology. Although he only was in the role for six months from early 2019, he satisfactorily managed the teams and the responsibility for design and implementation of the full technology stack while being internal, vendor and client-facing.

Earlier on, Strawbridge accomplished a similar post as Scotiabank’s eFX & FX Technology Manager. For a little over two years, he successfully managed the eFX Development, Project, Support & Analysis teams at Scotiabank.

Strawbridge’s first appointment with Scotiabank began in May 2015 as its eFX Analysis: Foreign Exchange Technology Manager. Located in Toronto, he managed the eFX Analysis team which also covered design and vendor management.

Robert Strawbridge, Options VP and Canadian Head of Business Development

Prior to this, he led a team of Business System Analysts as TD’s eFX Analysis: Institutional Foreign Exchange Technology. From April 2013, he took on the responsibilities of the Institutional FX business requirements gathering, preproduction testing and supporting its developers, and project management for institutional projects.

Also as TD’s Business Analyst, Strawbridge was in charge of Change Management, Infrastructure and Technology Risk for just under a year. His earlier roles at TD consisted of Technology Associate where he worked with TD’s Technology professionals as they develop and support strategic initiatives; and CSR/CRC where he contributed to the sales revenue and referral generation of the branch.

One of Many Options’ Management Appointments

Further, this appointment is the most recent to be added to the Options’ management team across the globe, which is unsurprising considering the significant investment made by Abry Partners located in Boston, earlier in the year.

Commenting on the appointment, Danny Moore, President and CEO of Options, said: “Options has experienced a period of exponential growth on our platform over the past year. It is imperative that we continue to invest in high-quality people to accelerate our next phase of progression. Robert is the latest in a series of significant additions to the Options management team, and we are delighted to have him heading up operations in Canada.”

Strawbridge stated: “Canada is fast becoming a key growth area for the firm and I am thrilled to be leading the team charged with accelerating our sales and operational footprint here. I look forward to bringing my expertise to the wider team and bringing Options’ world-class technology to our clients.”

 

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