Pirum is excited to announce that Francesca “Fran” Sanzone has joined as Director, North American Business Development in the New York office.


Alongside her colleagues in New York and the EMEA sales team, Fran will be responsible for selling Pirum’s product range to clients in North America with a focus on fixed income, repo, and developing Pirum’s engagement model across the value chain. With a background in prime brokerage and fixed income clearing, Fran will be our local subject-matter-expert across the repo landscape and follows Pirum’s global growth bringing efficiency and automation to repo lifecycle management for buy-side and sell-side clients.


Recently, Fran was at Credit Suisse as Director within their Prime Services division having held roles in sales & relationship management, fixed income prime brokerage, and client services.


Bob Zekraus, COO and Head of Americas, said: “I am delighted to have Fran join the Pirum family. Fran joins us at an exciting time as we continue to focus and execute on our global strategy and extend our full product offering to clients in North America. Fran adds a layer of expertise across fixed income and repo and will cultivate key client relationships in her network across both the buy-side and sell-side. It is a pleasure to welcome Fran to the team. I look forward to working with her.


Matt Lilien, Head of North America Sales, and Business Development offered this statement: “I am happy to welcome Fran into our sales team. Fran’s deep-rooted experience in bringing solutions to clients, originating mandates, and having a proven record of growing and managing relationships will help accelerate our collective vision on expanding our footprint with clients in North America across the Pirum product set. Welcome aboard Fran!”


Francesca Sanzone added: “There is a shifting mindset within the securities finance industry that present opportunities for technology companies like Pirum to enable clients to become more efficient and improve on antiquated processes in the hopes of creating smarter and better ways of doing business to the benefit of all. I am excited to be a part of this evolving story and to embark on this journey with the brilliant team here. Pirum brings experience, industry knowledge, and forward-thinking solutions to our clients. I am grateful and embrace the opportunity to be part of something bigger, something that will no doubt change the narrative within our industry.”