Horizon Welcomes Sebastien Cathelin to head up the Global Presales team

  • Trading Systems , SaaS
  • 09.12.2021 12:45 pm

Horizon Software (Horizon), the world’s leading SaaS provider of electronic trading solutions and algorithmic technology, has appointed Sebastien Cathelin as Global Head of the Presales team. With over 20 years of vast experience in the financial markets, Sebastien brings with him a deep understanding of both market making and algorithmic trading.

In his new role as Global Head of Presales at Horizon, Cathelin will help to grow Horizon’s global client base and expand the footprint that Horizon’s trading services already have in the APAC, EMEA and US regions. The vast expertise gathered from his background in trading will enable him to identify and understand the specific needs of Horizon customers, and to match them with the appropriate solutions. This process is key to ensuring the best onboarding experience for our new clients.

Cathelin began his career on the trading desk at Société Générale before moving to Korea Investment & Securities in Seoul as their Senior Equity Derivatives Trader & Manager, among the first warrant traders when the market first opened in 2005. Subsequently, he led on building the Equity Derivatives Trading desk for BNP Paribas and led on automating the market making side of the business. He has also held the position of Head of Listed Products trading at Vontobel before returning to Paris to join Horizon Software. 

Sebastien Cathelin says “I am extremely excited to join the growing Horizon team at this specific point of rapid growth and expansion on a global scale. At this stage of my career, I am looking forward to applying my experience in electronic trading to a different role, helping Horizon customers to find the best solution for their business. I look forward to working with a great team to deliver the best service and support to clients”.

Vincent Dumontoy, Head of Client Solutions Services at Horizon Software adds: “Sebastien’s appointment is a valuable addition to Horizon. His extensive background in the financial industry, most notably on market making, will bring significant expertise and commitment to our team as we continue to engage with our prospects & clients globally. This will strengthen our position as a leading cross-asset electronic trading platform across agency & principal business models”.

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