About Us

Who are we

What we do

In this ever-changing era various financial institutions Must adapt to keep up with the technology of securities trading, new rules and new markets. Horizon itself focuses on providing services to all businesses listed on the stock exchange such as Delta-One, Structured products, Cash, Options Market Making & Trading.

Our clients can create, test, deploy Automated strategies in no time and can trade the way they want according to our “Trade your Way” concept, which is our philosophy.
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OUR MISSION

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

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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Work as a Team

We are in the same boat and are on the same team.

Strive

We strive to develop products together because we pride ourselves on shared success.

Sharp

We can make sharp decisions.

Good Problem Solved

We can overcome challenges with innovations.

Reliable

We have gained credibility with quality products

Horizon has been partnering with consulting and technology providers as well as data providers to deliver comprehensive solutions to the Capital Markets industry, to maintain efficient support services to our clients worldwide, and to contribute to sustainable development.

Business enablers

Business enablers

Talent & ESG

Talent & ECG

exchanges

150+

Stock Market
Years of customer satisfation

110+

Satisfied Customers
countries

26

Country
Happy employees

+100

Our Staff
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 Sylvain Thieullent
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 Guillaume Poitevin
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 Charles Bertrand
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 Vincent Dumontoy
Vincent Dumontoy
Head of Product Management

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 Benoit Deckmyn
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 Helene Riou
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 of 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 Emmanuel Faure
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 Francis Leclerc
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.

Damien Jenner Damien Jenner
Damien Jenner
Head of Sales EMEA

Damien joined Horizon Software in January 2018 after 15 years of experience as a Senior Quant in Tier one banks across the globe (HSBC, CBA, Commerzbank, Natixis). Today, Damien heads up the EMEA business development with a particular focus on the MENA region. Passionate about sailing, in 2021 Damien will join an international race to cross the Atlantic as a solo Sailor

Francois-Xavier Detourniere Francois-Xavier Detourniere
Francois-Xavier Detourniere
Global Head of Product Management

Francois-Xavier joined Horizon in 2002 as a trainee Software Engineer. After 16 years working in software development on Horizon solutions, and progressing to became one of the company’s CTOs, he now takes on a new challenge and will lead the team of Horizon Product Owners. He has been based in Asia since 2010 and currently oversees Horizon operations in ASEAN from Bangkok after five years performing this role out of the Horizon Hong-Kong office.

Fabrice Astrologi Fabrice Astrologi
Fabrice Astrologi
Global Head of Client Management

Fabrice joined Horizon Software early 2022. He brings a 25+ years of experience in Client Services management. He has been working for various Fintech companies such as FIS and ITIVITI. He combines his passion for complex projects alongside with customer service mindset.

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