HARRY GOZLAN, Founder and Executive Chairman
Harry Gozlan is Founder and Executive Chairman at smartTrade Technologies. Prior to smartTrade, Gozlan spent 13 years in various trading positions. He served in rates, derivatives and proprietary trading at Citibank and was the Global Head of FX Options and Cash Treasury management at Group Credit Agricole.
Using his experience in various asset classes, Gozlan and co-founder David Vincent launched smartTrade to design multi-asset systems that would improve trading, risk management, and execution quality. The partners collaborated to build an innovative product line to meet the demands of today’s Tier 1 global banks in terms of usability, performance, reliability, flexibility, time-to-market and cost.
In 2012, Gozlan and Vincent expanded the company’s product set to provide packaged solutions targeting the mid-tier and regional banks.
Since founding smartTrade in 1999, Gozlan has built the company into a global organization serving many of the largest global banks in the world. smartTrade has offices in Aix-en-Provence, Paris, London, New York and Tokyo and boasts an enviable client list of tier 1 banks.
Gozlan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Ecole Centrale in Paris.
DAVID VINCENT, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer & CTO
David Vincent co-founded smartTrade Technologies with Harry Gozlan. As Chief Executive Officer & CTO, David develops, organizes and controls the entire business and technical activities for the group.
His extensive knowledge of eTrading processes, product cycles and software development, as well as his intuitive and strict sense of priorities and organization are key assets in managing the structure of the company as well as the design and software development of smartTrade Technologies Platform.
Before co-founding smartTrade Technologies, he co-founded LexiFi, which developed mlFI, a language for the design of derivative contracts. mlFi was elected Software Product of the Year by Risk Magazine in 2001.
Before founding LexiFi, David worked almost 10 years in high-level IT design, development and management positions at Societe Generale on projects specifically concerned with complex trading operations.
His work as a software engineer, system architect and then R&D director for OTC derivatives platforms, gave him extensive, first-hand knowledge of IT operations.
David graduated from the Institut des Sciences de l’Ingenieur de Montpellier and holds a Masters in artificial intelligence.
ANNALISA SARASINI, Global Head of Sales
As Global Head of Sales, Annalisa leads the sales organization at smartTrade bringing a solid experience of executive sales and business development in the software industry. Her responsibility covers the conduct of the sales strategy, the growth and management of the sales teams, the product campaigns and the client relationships for smartTrade worldwide.Before joining smartTrade, Annalisa Sarasini has been VP of Global Sales for the Messaging Business Unit of Informatica Corporation..
Prior to her role at Informatica, Annalisa ran Global Sales for 29West. Annalisa holds a Masters degree in computer science, which gives her deep technical experience and helps her understand and solve clients’ pressing technology issues. She served prior to 29West as technical sales and business development at IONA Technologies and Sonic Software (now Progress Software) and began her career as a software engineer with eXcelon/ObjectDesign.