A global leader in online multi-asset trading services, OANDA is pleased to announce Warren Faleiro has joined the firm as Chief Technology Officer, based in Toronto. A 20-year industry veteran who has worked with some of the world’s most innovative companies, he will be responsible for driving OANDA’s global technology strategy while providing technical leadership across all areas of the business. Faleiro’s appointment further demonstrates OANDA’s ongoing commitment to driving innovation in the financial services arena.
Vatsa Narasimha, CEO of OANDA Corporation, commented, “A FinTech company at heart, OANDA was built on the belief that technology would open up the markets to create fair access for everyone, and we remain just as dedicated to this belief today. Combining deep technical expertise with extensive experience in disruptive technologies, Warren will be an invaluable asset as we explore new ways to leverage our technology and drive growth in the future. I’m delighted to welcome him as our new CTO.”
Faleiro commented, “Over the years, I’ve watched with admiration as OANDA has combined a passion for innovation with ground-breaking technology in order to transform the business of foreign exchange for both consumers and corporates alike. The company has long been driven by a culture of technical excellence. As such, I’m looking forward to introducing new product development and innovation strategies across the entire breadth of the firm – from the trading platform to our rates, payments, data and analytics businesses – further fueling our success in the years to come.”
OANDA has been responsible for a number of breakthroughs over the years. In 1996, the firm changed the way the world accessed currency information, becoming the first organization to share exchange rate data free of charge on the Internet. And in 2001, OANDA launched a trading platform that helped pioneer the development of Internet-based currency trading around the world.