Options promotes Laura McCann to Chief Financial Officer

BusinessWireDecember 8, 20234 min

Options Technology, the leading Capital Markets services provider, announced the promotion of Laura McCann to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

The appointment comes as Jon Lambert, who has served as CFO since January 2016, transitions to Senior Vice President (SVP) of Corporate Development, focussing on the firm’s partnerships, mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

Laura has held the post of VP Corporate Controller since joining the company in 2016, where she quickly made significant contributions to the firm’s financial planning and analysis functions. Before her tenure at Options, Laura held pivotal roles at NYSE Euronext and Vela Trading and gained valuable experience in the fintech sector.

Danny Moore, President and CEO of Options, commented, “Laura’s promotion to CFO is the next stage in our long-term strategy of building a world-class finance team servicing the global business from our Belfast office. Back in 2016, Jon took on the challenge of laying the groundwork for that vision. Laura has been an integral part of the strategy from day one.

Like many global companies, we had a patchwork of finance teams spread around the world, including larger teams in London, New York, and Chicago. Consolidating that footprint into one high-functioning team, all sitting together in Belfast, provides the platform to scale as the business continues to grow over the next five years.”

Laura added, “Working with Jon and the team on the journey over the last seven years has been a terrific experience. We’ve been integral to three acquisitions, most recently the purchase and integration of Fixnetix, a carve out from a Fortune 500 company, and Activ Financial, a global market data company. We also supported the business in two major Private Equity majority investments, first with New York-based Bregal Sagemount in summer 2017, then with ABRY Partners in December 2019; truly unique international business exposure for a Belfast-based finance team.”

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