Alexandria McGrath of Vela recognized as a Rising Star

Posted 30th May 2018

CEO Jen Nayar also named Woman of the Year by Markets Media

New York, Chicago, London – May 30, 2018 – Vela, a leading provider of trading and market access technology, announced that Development Lead Alexandria McGrath has been recognized as a Rising Star at Markets Media’s sixth annual Markets Choice Awards presented at a dinner in New York last month.

The Markets Choice Awards focused on the opinions of market participants and winners were chosen from across the institutional trading and technology space and include buy-side investment managers, sell-side execution desks, hedge funds, exchanges and trading platforms, established technology providers, and emerging FinTech firms. 

Mohan Virdee, Chief Executive and Founding Partner of Markets Media, said, “We were thrilled to present the Rising Star award to Alex McGrath for her strong Engineering background, talent, and dedication to excellence in her profession. The Vela team believes that she has a successful long-term career ahead of her, having shown all the qualities needed of a strong female leader in the making. A big congratulations to Alex and to Jen for being named this year’s Woman of the Year.”

Jen Nayar, CEO of Vela, commented, “I am truly delighted that our strategy of investing in exceptional technologists such as Alex McGrath is being recognized externally. Moreover, in a field that has traditionally been filled by male professionals, highlighting the talents of impressive women like Alex is another step forward in empowering women in technology and encouraging them to take on more challenging roles.”

McGrath commented,  I am very pleased to have received this recognition so early in my career. Thanks to the team at Vela, I have been able to expand both my technical and management skills and I will continue to work towards achieving the goals I have set for myself professionally.”

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For media inquiries, please contact
Melanie Budden, The Realization Group for Vela
Tel: +44 7974 937970

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