Options is a global leader in financial technology managed services and IT infrastructure products. We enable our clients to deliver a dual mandate: operating world-class financial technology infrastructure today, while supporting business scalability and new technology for tomorrow.
Founded in 1993, the company began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. More than a decade ago, the company made a strategic decision to become the first provider to offer cloud services to the financial sector. Over 250 firms globally now leverage the Options platform, including the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, private equity houses and exchanges.
Tim Yockel is SVP for Global Sales at Options, with over 20 years’ experience in managing international sales organizations and selling complex technology solutions. Previously, Tim was the former Global Head of Sales for NYSE Technologies, a position he held from March 2008 until joining Options in March 2013.
Prior to NYSE, Tim was Head of Sales for the trading technology firm Wombat Financial Software, which was acquired by NYSE Euronext in 2008. While at Wombat, he was instrumental in establishing sales offices in New York, London, Chicago and Tokyo. Prior to joining Wombat, he spent six years with Reuters America, selling solutions to the firm’s top 40 focus group accounts.
Samuel Farmer leads Options’ SVP for EU Sales, and is responsible for overall product delivery, strategy and growth globally.
Samuel joined Options in January 2012 having previously spent four years at Fidelity Investments managing support teams, projects and service delivery to key business units. Prior to this, he performed several project management and support roles for Morse.
Jun Ashida is responsible for Options’ Asia-Pacific business operations, delivery of critical operations support for Options’ global engineering teams and overall regional growth across Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Jun brings has a decade of industry experience from Credit Suisse, where he advised Prime Brokerage and Private Wealth clients on the expansion of institutional-grade infrastructure and asset management. At RBS he oversaw the development of the firm’s technology, legal, compliance, HR and trading operations. Previous to that, while at Merrill Lynch, Jun facilitated a range of business development initiatives, including the opening of the firm’s regional offices across Europe.