Hired to enhance EDI’s presence in Canada and North America.
New York, April 28, 2021 – Market data vendor Exchange Data International (EDI) has hired former Head of Sales at GFT Group Stephen Straker, for the role of Business Development Manager, Canada. Stephen will lead EDI’s programs in Canada and is already networking with key market participants.
Based in Toronto, Stephen will be responsible for enhancing EDI’s presence in Canada’s financial and FinTech communities as a unique alternative to more rigid, traditional market data providers. EDI’s solutions include corporate actions, fixed income, investment funds, pricing, reference, tax, economic, derivatives, and short interest data.
Stephen has a wealth of experience in the Canadian market, dating back to his early professional days as a trader on the floor of the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has spent his 25+ year career in financial markets as a trader and investment advisor; builder and leader of sales, strategy, and business development teams; and regional sales head of a global capital markets consultancy firm. Most recently, Stephen founded his own practice as a business development and strategy consultant as the founder of Red Leaf Ventures.
Jonathan Bloch, CEO at EDI noted that “Canada is an important market for EDI and this is why we have appointed an experienced person such as Stephen to focus on this area.”
About Exchange Data International
Exchange Data International (EDI) helps the global financial and investment community make informed decisions through the provision of fast, accurate, timely, and affordable data reference services. EDI’s extensive content database includes worldwide equity and fixed income corporate actions, dividends, static reference data, closing prices, and shares outstanding, delivered via data feeds or the Internet. The firm covers all major markets and has recently expanded its data coverage to include Economic Data.
EDI’s professional sales, support, and data/research teams deliver the lowest cost of ownership whilst at the same time being the most responsive to client requests. EDI has achieved internationally recognized quality and security certifications ISO 9001 and ISO 27001.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, we have staff in Canada, Germany, India, Morocco, South Africa, and the United States.