Meriton takes long-term view as GoldenSource appoints new head
Mike Meriton, long-term chief executive at enterprise data management specialist GoldenSource, has stepped aside to make way for a new occupant of the post, John Eley.
Meriton has been appointed to the position of vice chairman, in which role he will be looking at long-term strategic growth opportunities, including powering shared service global data utilities, strategic partnerships, and alternate sales channels.
Eley was previously president and chief executive of Pivot, a collaboration and liquidity management software company owned by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Prior to that he was chief executive at Hotspot FX, an ECN that was acquired by Knight Capital. He has worked in the capital markets industry for 25 years, including positions at eSpeed and OnExchange.
Meriton has been closely involved with the EDM and reference data industries for the last decade, and was a co-founder of the EDM Council in 2005. In 2013, he was involved in the practical deployment of the Financial Industry Business Ontology semantic standard developed by the EDM Council, by making GoldenSource the first global EDM solution provider to adopt the standard.
Meriton said, “GoldenSource has led the way as EDM emerged as an area of major focus for financial institutions in all segments of the industry and in all areas of the world. The company is now accelerating to take advantage of new strategic partnership opportunities in this growing market.”