Francis Wenzel is a financial data and technology expert who is applying his knowledge and experience to TickSmith, a true “FinTech” software company that combines cutting edge technology and deep knowledge in Capital Markets to reach new summits of innovation. This is key as we witness a once-in-a-generation change in Capital Markets infrastructure requirements. Driven by more data intensive data requirements for trading, compliance, artificial intelligence and machine learning, there has never been so much traditional and alternative data to work with. TickSmith’s highly scalable, modular platforms, built on open-source technologies are crucial in today’s data-driven world.
Previously Francis was VP of Product Management and Vendor Relations for SunGard’s FAME suite of data management products and services. Francis has studied at Université du Québec à Montréal and has been involved in data distribution since 1985 when he founded Les Logiciels Kaiser, a Montreal based software company providing market data charting and portfolio management software. In 1994 Francis joined Exchange Market Systems and was responsible for the marketing and product management departments of this market data and online trading application provider until its acquisition by SunGard in 1999.