Volante Technologies, a US-based provider of enterprise data management solutions for the financial services industry, has opened a office in London for sales and customer support across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

According to the company, Fiona Hamilton will head the new London office and Christopher Taylor and Mark Chapman will act as sales directors.

Named Volante’s vice president of EMEA operations, Ms Hamilton was cofounder and director of Century 24 Solutions (C24), with continuing involvement in the product line of messaging solutions as the firm was acquired by IONA technologies, which was subsequently acquired by Progress Software. Previously, she held senior executive positions at Mercator, Braid Systems, and Misys Wholesale Banking Systems.

Mr Taylor, a veteran of three decades of business development including 12 years targeting financial services firms, he was most recently employed by IONA as the business development director selling data services / messaging solutions in the financial markets.

Mr Chapman has more than 20 years of experience in business development and account management in financial services and IT. Before joining Volante, he oversaw business development operations in the UK for Acuma.

Vijay Oddiraju, CEO of Volante, said: “The inquiries we are fielding from the EMEA markets clearly indicate a desperate need for high quality messaging products. This is why we made a decision to expand our operations. We have attracted an extraordinary London staff of data messaging experts, who will be supporting existing and new customer relationships.”