Options Technology has appointed Laura McCann as its new chief financial officer (CFO), succeeding Jon Lambert, who will now take on the role of senior vice president (SVP) of corporate development, where he will focus on partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions. McCann, who previously held the position of VP corporate controller since her joining in 2016, will lead in the company’s strategy of building a world-class finance team servicing the global business from the Belfast office. Under her leadership, there will be the consolidation of all finance teams at Belfast, which will provide a platform to scale as the company aims for growth over the next five years.
Options Technology is a provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global financial sector, who revealed plans to create 200 new jobs in Belfast over the next three years in September. The company has all 30 of the top global banks as clients and has been rapidly growing. McCann has been instrumental in the acquisition journey the company has been on, with three acquisitions, an integration of Fixnetix, a carve out from a Fortune 500 company, and Activ Financial, a global market data company. She said that they supported the business in two major private equity majority investments with New York-based Bregal Sagemount in summer 2017 and ABRY Partners in December 2019. McCann’s promotion as CFO is the latest in a series of key senior leadership appointments at Options.
Founded in 1993, Options Technology has become a provider of financial technology services to several clients, including global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses, and exchanges.