NEW YORK – June 7, 2021 – IPC, a leading provider of secure, compliant communications and multi-cloud connectivity solutions for the global financial markets, is thrilled to announce today that Chief Operating Officer David Brown has won the prestigious “Ops Business Person of the Year” award in the 2021 FTF News Technology Innovation Awards. The FTF Awards celebrate and recognize the professionals, financial technology vendors, service providers, industry bodies, and regulators that have made significant strides and had noteworthy achievements in operational excellence. The winner of the Ops Business Person of the Year category was decided by global polling of distinguished market participants. This is the second year in a row that IPC has won the “Ops Business Person of the Year” award, with Bob Santella, Chief Executive Officer, being selected as the winner last year.
“This award speaks to the value the market places on Dave’s leadership as well as his impressive achievements and contributions to the industry,” said Bob Santella, Chief Executive Officer, IPC. “We’re deeply appreciative of Dave’s consistently outstanding performance on behalf of the firm and are leaning heavily on him as IPC continues its transformation into a next-generation financial technology leader.”
David Brown joined IPC in 2003, and as Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for global product, research and development, operations, and support, leading significant, complex integration initiatives. Through Brown’s leadership, IPC has successfully transformed its service offerings to cater to the rapidly evolving needs of its clients, particularly after the pandemic altered the course of the financial markets and subsequent trading and connectivity needs.
“Given the industry vanguards who were also nominated for this award, it’s an incredible honor to be selected,” said David Brown upon hearing the news. “I am deeply grateful for the support from Bob Santella, the Board of Directors, as well as every one of my colleagues at IPC. I feel this win validates the company’s operational strategy and excellence in the marketplace.”
Over the course of a long and illustrious career, Brown has contributed substantially to IPC’s growth while serving in a multitude of executive management roles. Among other responsibilities, he has overseen all aspects of the Financial Markets Network business, including worldwide sales and marketing, engineering, product management, network operations, and customer support.
IPC is a technology and service leader powering the global financial markets. We help clients anticipate change and solve problems, setting the standard with industry expertise, exceptional service, and comprehensive technology. IPC brings together one of the largest and most diverse global financial ecosystems spanning all asset classes and market participants with a customer-first mentality. As the enabler of this ecosystem, IPC empowers the community to interact, transact and react to market changes and challenges. We collaborate with our customers to help make them secure, productive, compliant and connected. Visit ipc.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter (@IPC_Systems_Inc).
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