First Derivatives has appointed David Collins as managing director, managed services and consulting.
He will have global responsibility for all aspects of managed services and consulting operations, reporting directly to the group's chief executive, Seamus Keating.
Mr Collins started his career in banking, spending 10 years in derivatives trading at DLJ, BNP and Standard Bank. More recently he was managing director of GFT Group.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr Keating said: "[Mr Collins] brings extensive expertise in the business processes and technology underpinning capital markets as well as a successful track record leading professional services organisations serving trading firms."