FISD Webinar: Managing Product Communication in the COVID-19 Era

Sara Banerjee

Managing Director, Prosparency LLC

Sara Banerjee is Managing Director with Prosparency. She previously served in Global Data Acquisition with SIX Financial Information Ltd in Zurich, Switzerland. Sara joined SIX Telekurs USA in Stamford, CT in 1989, and has held various positions within the company.

In her current position, she is responsible for global data acquisition, management of supplier portfolio and relationship. In this role, she manages best practices for acquisition and implementation of market and reference data from dozens of global exchanges and third party contributors. Sara is additionally responsible for various strategic initiatives and projects.

Sara is actively involved with various industry initiatives, and works with groups such as the X9D (ANSI Standards) committee and ISO standards working groups (WG 1, WG 2, WG 6 and WG 14). She also serves as co-chair of the vendor committee for the International Securities Association for Institutional Trade (ISITC). She is active in various divisions of the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (SIFMA).

In addition to her other industry activities, Sara has served in a number of leadership roles with the Financial Information Industry Services Division of the SIIA (FISD). She has served on several FISD committees since joining the group in 1994, and was elected chair of the Executive Committee in 2001, 2002 and 2006, and vice-chair in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011. She currently serves on the Executive Committee, co-chair of the Data Vendor Constituency Group and is co-chair of the biennial World Financial Information Conference.

Sara was born in Hyderabad, India, where she earned a master’s degree in organizational behavior from Osmania University. After moving to the United States, she earned a masters degree in human resource management from University of Bridgeport, CT.

Edmund Flynn

Head of Market Data Strategy, TD Ameritrade

Ed is an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley and has the responsibility of managing global exchange relationships and sourcing for exchange data use across the Morgan Stanley enterprise. He currently serves on the FISD Executive Committee and is co-chair of the FISD Consumer Constituent Group. Additionally Ed is an Advisory Board member of the CTA/UTP U.S. Exchange Plans and is active in thought leadership and policy influence related to common issues faced by participants in the market data industry. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he founded The Flynndex Company in 2011 to provide market data training and consulting services. Ed developed training classes to support the FISD Financial Information Associate Professional Certification program and co-authored the “Markets” segment for the FIA Level 1. Ed began his career with Interactive Data and Moody’s Investors Service, then joined Fidelity Investments managing market data and investment research for the Fidelity Funds and the Fidelity enterprise. Ed has an MBA from Babson College, a BS from the University of Vermont, is a FISD FIA Market Data Professional and additionally holds a US Coast Guard Master Captain’s sailing license.

Kevin Maude

Cboe Global Markets, Cboe

As Head of Market Data Sales at Cboe, Kevin Maude is responsible for driving global market data sales and growing the company’s enterprise and channel client bases. Kevin has a proven record with more than 20 years of experience across the Fin Tech and market data industries, including high-profile leadership positions. Kevin specializes in forming strategic alliances and programs that add value to the customer relationship and has been recognised for many of his achievements.

Himanshu Sadana

Director, Pricing & Reference Service, Refinitiv

Himanshu has been with Refinitiv( formerly Thomson Reuters, Reuters) for over 15 years and has held various roles in the Market Data eco-system. In his current role, he leads a global team of Pricing & Reference Data/Product Specialists and works with Refinitiv’ s top tier buy side consumers to help execute their market data workflow solutions, involving data feed products. His Market Data journey started in Bangalore India, and over the years he has lived in London and now based out of New York. Over the years, Himanshu has led global Market Data Operations, global Process Excellence, Data Quality as well as global Supplier( Exchange) Management Functions for Refinitiv. He is a certified Six Sigma Blackbelt and specializes in building and running global Market Data Functions.

Garrick Stavrovich

Product Management GIS, Nasdaq

Garrick Stavrovich has over 20 years of experience in market data. He started with the CBOT in Chicago performing market data vendor audits. In 1999, he moved Bridge, then Reuters and then Thomson Reuters, he advanced through various roles in content, order to cash, product data management, and M&A. Garrick joined Nasdaq in 2016 and currently serves as the Head of Non Exchange Data Products – Americas for Nasdaq Global Information Services (GIS). The responsibilities for him and his team include new product strategy, product development, implementation and management related products. In his tenure with the FISD, Garrick has led and collaborated on many items and agenda topics, participated in panel discussions, co-chaired various working groups, and served as a member of the Vendor and Exchange Constituency group.

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