Jersey City, N.J – December 3, 2012 – IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of trading communications solutions to the world’s top financial services firms, today announced the appointment of Stephen Crowe to the position of Vice President of Global Business Development for IPC’s Trading Systems division.
In this position, Crowe will be responsible for developing relationships and driving revenue growth with the company’s strategic customers. Crowe brings over 24 years of experience within the telecommunications, technology and the financial services industries. He will be working closely with sales teams across all of IPC’s regions to increase IPC product awareness and new business opportunities for IPC’s line of award-winning communications solutions.
Most recently, Steve served as Global Head of Sales for the Banking and Financial Markets division at BT, where he was responsible for trading systems sales.
“I am delighted that Steve has decided to join the IPC team and look forward to having him on-board. I am sure he will prove invaluable in accelerating sales and our revenue growth in key accounts,” said Barry Purkis, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Sales, IPC. “Trading systems are essential to many financial institutions, and Steve’s deep knowledge of the market and his experience in developing strategic relationships will help ensure our continued growth.”
Crowe’s appointment underscores IPC’s aggressive strategy and reflects the growth opportunities for trading communications systems in financial institutions. IPC’s revolutionary Unigy unified trading communications platform, introduced less than two years ago, has already captured more than 6,000 trading positions.
“I’m excited to be part of such a creative and dynamic industry leader,” Crowe said. “IPC combines unparalleled innovative product development with such a deep understanding of their customers’ businesses that it has allowed them to consistently deliver groundbreaking new products that anticipate rather than simply meeting ever-changing customer needs. From the development of the first trading turret in the 70s to the recent introduction of the Pulse Mobile hoot and intercom iPad app, IPC has been in the forefront of trading communications technology and that’s where I want to be.”
IPC offers high- and low-touch trading communications solutions to the global financial trading community including the top investment banks, hedge funds and investment managers in established and emerging markets. With a 100-percent focus on this sector and nearly 40 years of expertise and an unrivaled record of innovation, IPC provides customers with unified solutions that support collaborative voice trading and real-time electronic trading and market data connectivity. IPC’s offerings include the first unified communications/application platform, award-winning hard and soft turrets, electronic connectivity services including enhanced voice services, business continuity solutions, and follow-the-sun service and support. IPC’s global reach extends to nearly 60 countries – including a financial extranet of 4,000 on-net locations in over 700 cities and more than 115,000 turrets deployed worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, IPC has approximately 1,000 employees located throughout the Americas and the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. For more information, visit www.ipc.com.
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