IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of unified trading communications solutions to the world’s top financial services firms, today announced that industry veteran Neil Gray has joined as the Vice President of Product Marketing in its Trading Communications Solutions division.
A respected industry innovator, Graybrings over 20 years’ experience of creating and launching new products which have changed the way the trading industry communicates. Neil is a leading authority on the use of communications and collaboration technology in trading, having built and sold two successful companies offering new technology tofinancial institutions. In his position at IPC, Gray will be instrumental in charting IPC’s future product strategy and engaging with customers and potential partners.
Neil’s unparalleled experience includes founding and growing Veclipse, a global business delivering next generation Trader Voice solutions for trading institutions including some of the top global banking firms, and founding and growing Purple Voice, a Microsoft operating system based early soft-switch technology, which provided the first software-only Intercom, Hoots and Broadcasts to desktops in global financial trading houses.
This is not Neil’s first time working at IPC. Neil sold his business, PurpleVoice, to IPC in 2003 and continued on as the Vice President Product Development. During his time in the role, he created soft and mobility solutions that allowed a single global number plan for internet working between systems.
Michael Speranza, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Trading Communication Systems, said, “Neil rejoins IPC at an exciting time for the company, and the market. The industry is going through massive change, and IPC is uniquely positioned to leverage its heritage, technology and customer base to help its clients capitalise on the new opportunities available to them. Neil is a real thought-leader in the industry and we’re delighted to welcome him back to IPC.”
Gray’s appointment is part of a broader strategic plan at IPC. The company sees big market opportunities and sought to put the best team in place to take advantage of those opportunities. Gray will lead the team responsible for creating new IPC products that will further enable financial institutions to manage high profile issues including compliance, mobility/BYOD, and end-user productivity.
Commenting on his new role, Neil Gray said, “I am really excited to be rejoining IPC and collaborating with this team of innovators. I’m energized by the company’s fantastic mix of strong market position, strategic assets that others in the industry can only dream of, and helping them realize their strategic vision.”
Neil Gray will be based in IPC’s City of London operation.
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 unrivalled 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.