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    Working shoulder to shoulder with our clients.

    From working with 20 petabytes of market data, to designing event processing for sub-millisecond actions; there is one common experience for all of our clients across all of our assignments – we deliver.

    You might know First Derivative for our people, our managed services or KX, but we are always growing and our capabilities now extend from advisory, design and architecture through implementation, build and test to ongoing managed services for support, business operations and data insights.

     

    The First Derivative you thought you knew can do a whole lot more.

    Teaming with technical, logistical, and scalable expertise. We release our clients’ constraints and instigate action with authority, ingenuity and agility to drive positive outcomes. Transforming your business at the optimum rate of change.

    Leadership Team

     

    Leading our business

    David Collins
    AnneMarie Patterson

    Leading our engineers

    Donal Keane
    BUSINESS SERVICES
    Eve Jackson
    BUSINESS SERVICES
    Andy Colhoun
    TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
    Laura Lewis
    TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
    Szymon Kaczmarczyk
    ENGINEERING SERVICES
    Jordan Hendricks
    ENGINEERING SERVICES

    Leading our solutioneers

    Ralph Debbas
    AMERICAS
    Alan Shannon
    UK
    Fearghal McGovern
    IRELAND
    Szymon Kaczmarczyk
    HEAD OF POLAND
    Johnny Mattimore
    SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

    We are recognised as the world’s largest dedicated capital markets consulting firm. We marry technical expertise with deep capital markets domain knowledge and continue to expand our services to best support our clients worldwide.

    Brian Conlon

    A true FinTech pioneer, Brian Conlon established First Derivatives (FD) in 1996 from his mother’s spare bedroom with a loan of £5,000 from the Newry Credit Union. From those humble beginnings, it grew to become one of the top 3, all-time best performing companies listed on AIM and now has offices globally in every major financial capital.

    “In my view, Brian is the founding father of what is now one of the biggest Fintech sectors in the world; Belfast. Or to put it another way, before First Derivatives there was nothing.”

    Danny Moore, Options President and CEO

    Brian began his career working in risk management at Morgan Stanley, London and he went on to join SunGard where he implemented financial technology solutions in over 60 banks before bringing all of that experience together to create First Derivatives. This expertise along with the tenacity and drive of the team formed the basis of our reputation for successful delivery.

    “It’s an honour to take on Brian’s legacy, the company he created and the culture he endeared has resulted in a phenomenal team, full of can-do attitude and inquisitive problem solvers. My task is to retain that pioneering spirit and shape the firm for the future, driving it to achieve its full potential.”

    David Collins, Managing Director

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