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18 Jul 2022

Pirum appoints Thomas Veneziano as Product Director, Head of North American Product

Pirum is excited to announce that Thomas “Tom” Veneziano has joined the company as Product Director, Head of North American Product, reporting into Bob Zekraus, COO and Head of Americas and Rob Frost, Global Head of Product. 

 

Based in New York, Tom will focus on expanding Pirum’s product range in North America and acting as the local subject-matter-expert in supporting our clients and sales team. In this role, Tom will ensure Pirum is at the forefront on key market changes and developments across asset classes and client segmentations. 

 

Tom is an experienced securities finance practitioner having worked at several leading global banks. He was most recently Senior Vice President, Global Operations Lead for Strategic Planning and Project Management and Senior Vice President, Regional Head North American Operations supporting a leading global agency lending business. Prior to these roles, Tom held various leadership positions in securities lending, repo and operations during his career. In addition, Tom has served as co-chair of the Risk Management Association’s Operations and Technology Committee since 2018. 

 

Bob Zekraus, COO and Head of Americas, said, “Adding someone of Tom’s calibre, with his product depth and breadth of knowledge across securities lending, repo, and collateral workflows, adds a layer of expertise in the core product areas that are part of our North American strategy. Tom will be invaluable in developing and enhancing our local product strategy as we continue to help clients manage the multiple challenges of today and tomorrow. It’s a pleasure to welcome Tom to the team. I look forward to working with him.” 

 

Tom Veneziano: "I am very excited to be joining Pirum. I have been a user and supporter of the platform for years. This is an exciting time in the industry with many changes on the horizon in the U.S. I am looking forward to working with Bob, Rob and the rest of the teams to combine innovative technology and my knowledge and experience to continue enhancing the Pirum offering and client experience in North America.