Symphony, a provider of secure communication solutions for global markets, has appointed Brad Levy president and chief commercial officer.
Levy will lead the firm’s efforts in the global financial services space, focussing on expanding the company’s commercial offering on capital market workflows and solutions, Symphony said in a statement.
Prior to his appointment, Levy was a partner at global analytics and information provider IHS Markit. He also served as chief executive of MarkitSERV and global head of its loan settlement and software services division.
He was recently awarded the prestigious Markets Media Markets Choice Neil DeSena Market Advocate Award for his dedication to driving change as a global leader in financial services. In 2018, he was fourth on Institutional Investor’s Trading Technology 40.
Levy spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs, culminating in his role as managing director and global head of its Principal Strategic Investments Group.
He currently serves as chairman emeritus of FINOS, the Fintech Open Source Foundation, as well as a member of the Technology Advisory Committee of the US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, and chairman of its Distributed Ledger Subcommittee. He has served on numerous other boards within the financial sector and is an oft-requested advisor and speaker.
Since Covid-19, Palo Alto, California-based Symphony has seen usage spikes on its platform with messages sent up 2.1 times, meetings hosted increasing 4.3 times, and mobile users up 1.7 times.
It currently has over 525,000 users from more than 340 companies worldwide, powering over 60 million monthly messages.
Deutsche Bank recently became one of the first companies to adopt its Symphony Connect Solution for secure chat and collaboration with its clients via WhatsApp.