Chicago-based RJ O'Brien & Associates (RJO) has promoted Thomas Texier to the new role of managing director of its London-based affiliate, RJ O'Brien Limited (RJO Limited).
Texier, who has served as chief operating officer of RJO Limited since the Chicago-based parent firm acquired The Kyte Group in March 2015, has more than 20 years of management experience in the industry, including 13 years at Kyte and five at Societe Generale.
Gerald Corcoran, RJO chairman and chief executive officer, says: "I've spent extensive time over the past six months in our London office with the goal of ensuring that we create the optimal organisational structure to grow the UK business while aligning it closely with our corporate structure and culture in the US. Thomas has done an outstanding job as COO of RJO Limited, and he has a great appreciation for what makes RJO so special. He will lead the charge in driving our growth, spearheading the talented team in the UK and continuing to leverage the tremendous technology we have built, acquired and customised for the benefit of RJO clients."
Reporting to Texier will be the following RJO Limited executives: Mark Trafeli, general counsel; Stefan Giemza, director of compliance; Adam Solomons, executive director and chief customer officer; Adrian Marrocco, chief financial officer; John Martin, director of operations; and Devinder Harry, chief information officer.
Texier says: "I am delighted to help RJO fulfil our goals of regional expansion and increased product offerings. The integration of Kyte into RJO was not only smooth but monumental in terms of the new capabilities we could offer clients. We are excited to take these synergies to the next level with an operation that is now an integral part of the RJO offering globally."