FISD Rising Stars Happy Hour

Chris Grant

VP — Market Data, OTC Markets

Chris Grant is a Vice President managing the product development, distribution, and sales of market data to broker-dealers, financial institutions, and third-party data aggregators. He is responsible for building and implementing new tools, data sets, and products. Prior to working in market data, Chris worked in Corporate Services and was instrumental in launching OTCQX, OTCQB, and Pink Markets. Chris graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in International Relations.

Greg Kozar

Senior Vice President, Products and Services Americas, 3d innovations

Greg is a Senior Market Data professional and has a long history specializing in maximizing the value and use of data throughout the enterprise by leveraging new methods and tools. He focuses on establishing good governance practices that include a tight correlation between the business needs and acquisition of data along with transparency of usage and cost to reduce net spending and risk.

He was a member of the Solomon Fulcrum (1990-93) team that introduced innovative technology to both their trading floors (1,000+ users) at a time when the technology was being driven directly by business feedback and on-site, real world testing. This included digital Market Data feeds from Reuters, Telerate, and selected Brokers; Sun Sparc Stations with SunOS and Solaris; every workstation dual-ported with both fiber and Cat-5 cabling to isolate from network storms, mechanical and optical mice; early version software including Teknekron, Reuters, realtime spreadsheets, etc.

Daneille Schweikert

Market Data Services, Wells Fargo

Danielle Schweikert heads the Exchange and Market Data Compliance team at Wells Fargo. Danielle and her team manage Wells Fargo’s non-trading contractual relationships with exchanges. Additionally the team manages an annual training and application certification program for developers and other team members who work with market data. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2013, Danielle worked for multiple data vendors including Telekurs and Mergent in back office roles and she spent 14 years with Thomson Reuters in their Content Acquisition team where she was responsible for managing inbound third party data licensing including exchanges, indices, ratings as well as economic providers. Danielle holds a Bachelor of Science in German and Western European Area Studies from Georgetown University.

Tara Sym

Account Manager, CJC

Tara Sym is an Account Manager at Crown Jewels Consultants Ltd (CJC). Founded in 1999, CJC is a leading independent, financial technology managed solutions provider. CJC’s expert team has a wealth of experience working across all market data systems, providing technical and commercial management consultancy, development as well as support and managed services to clients across the globe.

Tara is responsible for growing and maintaining existing client relationships while working closely with the sales team on lead generation and prospecting. Prior to joining CJC in 2017, Tara held a senior account management position ACTIV Financial and a client services role at Georgia Pacific.

Tara holds an MBA from St. John’s University and a BS in Business Administration from Marist College.

Hope Wilkes

Program Manager, Professional Certification, FISD

Hope Wilkes is Program Manager, Professional Certification, Financial Information Services Association (FISD) of the SIIA. FISD is the global, neutral forum for the financial information industry with a diverse membership that includes major market data vendors, exchanges, technology providers, and the financial institutions that utilize financial data products. Hope’s role has her managing FISD’s two certification offerings: the Financial Information Associate (FISD FIA) and Data Licensing Specialist (FISD DLS) as well as working closely with members to identify major issues and opportunities to bring the financial information industry together to discuss and resolve those issues. FISD conducts regular membership events in North America, Europe, Asia, Brazil, and Australia and hosts the biennial World Financial Information Conference (WFIC) — the premier global industry conference for financial information professionals. Hope is a current Evening MBA student at Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region campus, a voracious reader, and an avid distance runner with three 50-mile finishes and nearly 20 marathons under her belt.

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