CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Barchart, a leading provider of financial market data and technology, announced that Keith Petersen has been named Head of Strategy and Corporate Development. Petersen will be responsible for articulating and executing on Barchart's growth strategy, and will report to Barchart CEO, Mark Haraburda. Petersen's experience includes IMC Financial Markets, Bank of America and his most recent role at the CME Group where he focused on Business Development for Equity Index and FX products.
"With Keith's experience and track record, we are proud to have Keith join our team as Head of Strategy and Corporate Development," says Mark Haraburda, CEO of Barchart. "We look forward to having Keith grow into his new role and to help pave a path for Barchart's growth," added Haraburda.
Petersen will focus on Barchart's Media and Solutions business units, which include retail and institutional services. Media includes the Barchart.com financial portal, advertising and related subscription products. Solutions includes market data feeds, financial content and trading software. Petersen holds a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Northern Illinois University.
"I'm honored by the opportunity to work with the strong team at Barchart to identify and pursue channels for growth that will drive the next wave of expansion for the firm," says Petersen. "Barchart has grown in size and exposure over the past several years with several acquisitions and the introduction of various new products, and I'll be focused on continuing that trend," added Petersen.
Barchart converts market data, financial data and news into technology solutions for the financial, media and commodity industries. Barchart's products include data feeds, trading software, mobile apps and financial content and tools. For more information, please visit www.barchartmarketdata.com and www.barchart.com.
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