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About us

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Who we are

About what we do

In a world of constant change, financial institutions must rely on innovation to adapt steadily to new trading opportunities, new regulation or new markets. Our mission is to make sure that our clients cope with change with a short time to market. Horizon Software focuses on all trading businesses related to listed markets such as delta-one, structured products and options market making & trading. Thanks to the sophisticated algorithmic capabilities, our clients create, test and implement automated trading strategies within incredibly short timescales: they trade the way they really want, this – Trade your Way – is our philosophy.
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OUR MISSION

We provide a new generation of algo-trading technologies for a new trading experience and nurture a
more transparent, flexible and open trading environment

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OUR VISION

Anticipate the trading market dynamics
Deliver innovative technology
Develop advanced Algorithmic trading
Focus on high-quality services

OUR VALUES

TEAM PLAYER- We are on the same boat; each of us behaves as a team player
COMMITTED- We are committed to our activities because we can be proud of what we achieve
SHARP- We are able to make sharp decisions
RESOURCEFUL- We overcome dificulties by finding innovative solutions because we are resourceful
TRUSTWORTHY- We build trust-based relationships because we deserve them

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TEAM PLAYER

We are all on the same boat; each of us behaves as a team player.

COMMITTED

We are committed to our activities because we can be proud of what we achieve.

SHARP

We are able to make sharp decisions.

RESOURCEFUL

We overcome difficulties by finding innovative solutions because we are resourceful.

TRUSTWORTHY

We build trust-based relationships, because we deserve them.
exchanges

150+

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Years of customer satisfation

110+

Satisfied clients
countries

26

Countries
Happy employees

+100

Happy Employees
Meet our management team

MANAGEMENT TEAM

We believe in building trustworthy relationships with our clients the same way we do with our people. We are team players. We are proud of what we achieve and are committed to our activities to deliver innovative solutions, by being resourceful and our capacity to make sharp decisions.

Sylvain Thieullent
CEO

Sylvain Thieullent leads the strategic direction of the company, ensuring clients trade their way with Horizon’s sophisticated electronic trading solutions. Sylvain has extensive experience at Horizon Software through his previous roles as APAC Director and EMEA Head of Electronic Trading.

Guillaume Poitevin
GLOBAL HEAD OF SALES

Guillaume has extensive experience in Capital Markets and Investment Management as he previously held senior sales positions at global financial software vendors. Guillaume oversees all aspects of business development at Horizon Software including setting its strategic sales direction and developing Horizon’s market penetration.

Charles Bertrand
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Charles joined Horizon after the 2018 MBO with the objective to foster the company’s profitable growth. He has more than 15 successful years of experience in management consulting at Capgemini and previously held various Finance positions at Constellium and Alstom. He recently drove the development and transformation of a B2C retailer dedicated to seniors.

Vincent Dumontoy
HEAD OF CLIENT SOLUTIONS & SERVICES

Vincent is responsible for product strategy, solutions delivery and services operations globally. Vincent has over 15 years of experience in Equity Derivatives and Cross Asset Trading at Morgan Stanley in London, Barclays Investment Bank in London, and Société Générale CIB in Paris and New-York.

Benoit Deckmyn
HEAD OF ENGINEERING

Benoit, after a previous experience in the Telecom industry, spent seven years working for the equity derivatives department of Société Générale CIB, where he was in charge of market data, middleware and electronic trading latency optimization projects. He joined Horizon working on extending Horizon’s exchange and broker coverage and increased the quality of connectivity solutions.

Helene Riou
HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR

Hélène joined Horizon in 2019 in the new role of HR Director, to support the growth dynamic of the group. Graduated in HR, she has over 15 years experience as HR Manager in France and Hong Kong, working with international groups in industries facing digital transformation, including printing, publishing, textile and IT.

Emmanuel Faure
HEAD OF APAC SALES

Emmanuel served in various Management positions for 20 years in the financial industry in Asia such as Fimat, a global brokerage organization and part of Société General group in Japan and Hong Kong, Newedge, HSBC Futures, Jefferies HK, and Ned Davis Research  also working several years as Independent Director at Malaysia.

Francis Leclerc
HEAD OF AMERICAS

Francis manages the Horizon Software development in the US and Canada after opening the company’s new office in Montréal in 2018. Francis’ new position sees him returning to Horizon, where he worked for eight years from 2004 to 2013. He spent the last five years at Société Générale, where he developed Equity Finance and Prime Brokerage applications as the Development Team Lead.