Options appoints former Fixnetix Executive as Chief Risk Officer

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Options, the provider of managed trading infrastructure to the global Capital Markets, has appointed Marlena Efstratopoulou to Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and the Principal leading the firm’s “Security as a Service” business.

Efstratopoulou joined Options in April 2021 with nearly a decade of industry experience from DXC Technologies, HPE, and Fixnetix. As Chief Information Security Officer with Fixnetix she led them to SOC2 accreditation, alongside developing and coordinating the delivery of their Managed Security Services offering.

As CRO, Efstratopoulou has responsibility for Options' Security as a Service offering and will be at the forefront of Options' Managed Security solutions, providing industry-leading end-to-end security across all product lines. Efstratopoulou will provide clients with a tailored, bespoke solution to enhance their security profile through risk and compliance management to both Options' and industry-standard regulatory frameworks.

Danny Moore, Options President, and CEO says: "Marlena joined the team earlier this year with a depth of knowledge and expertise in cybersecurity which has already benefited the firm and our clients. We are excited for her to continue her work, alongside Options product and security teams, developing an over-arching solution to ensure clients receive a best-in-class security service."

Speaking on her promotion, Efstratopoulou adds: "I am delighted to take on this role within Options. The firm's exceptional commitment to client security is evident having worked with the security and product teams over the last few months. I have specialised in risk and compliance for the duration of my career, and I look forward to using this experience to benefit Options clients further."

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