IPC, a leading global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the global financial markets, is thrilled to announce today that Chief Executive Officer Robert (Bob) A. Santella has won the prestigious “Ops Business Person of the Year” award in the 2020 FTF News Technology Innovation Awards. The FTF Awards celebrate and recognize the professionals, financial technology vendors, service providers, industry bodies, and regulators that have made significant strides and had noteworthy achievements in operational excellence. The winner of the Ops Business Person of the Year category was decided by the global polling of distinguished market participants FinTech News.
“I am humbled by the honor, and accept this award on behalf of IPC’s more than 1,100 employees around the world,” said Mr. Santella upon hearing the news. “This award belongs to the entire IPC family. It’s my privilege to lead a company as dedicated to its customers and partners as IPC.”
As Chief Executive Officer of IPC since April 2018, Mr. Santella has demonstrated a deep commitment to financial technology innovation, as well as to IPC’s customers and their success, by making considerable investments in artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and Natural Language Processing technologies. Mr. Santella has also guided the digital transformation of the firm by enabling IPC to provide a frictionless experience for users of its vanguard products, such as Unigy and Connexus Cloud. Moreover, IPC has been a beacon of stability during these challenging times, steadfastly continuing its vital role in the global financial markets.
“The Ops Business Person of the Year award is given to the executive who, in the opinion of market participants, has substantially advanced the cause of financial technology innovation,” said Maureen Lowe, President, Founder and Publisher of Financial Technologies Forum and FTF News. “This year’s nominees for this award included some of the industry’s most renowned and respected leaders. Please join me in congratulating Mr. Santella for this achievement as well as his notable contributions to our industry.”
Mr. Santella has had an illustrious career in the financial markets spanning over three decades. He has extensive experience across asset classes, ecosystem participants and front-, middle-, and back-office trade lifecycle workflows and systems. He earned a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.