Paris – 28 April 2011 – Horizon Software, a leading provider of software and services for financial institutions, announces that Patrick Archer has been appointed as EMEA Sales Director.

Patrick will be in charge of leading the sales strategy that will achieve sustainable growth in the EMEA region.

Before joining Horizon Software, Patrick Archer – whose career spans over 14 years in the financial markets software industry – played major roles in organizations within the financial services sector, including Reuters, Murex and Linedata.

“Horizon Software is an innovative player on the highly competitive market of software solutions for finance. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a company with talented people and great potential” says Patrick.

“We are delighted that someone with Patrick’s extensive international experience is joining our team. Not only has he in-depth knowledge of the financial markets, he also possesses a perfect understanding of the business and technology requirements of the top tier buy-side and sell-side institutions. This makes him particularly well placed to help our business expand by delivering exactly what customers need” says Jean-Marc Delfarguiel, Founder and CEO.

Created in 1998, Horizon Software continues to grow every year. To meet the market demands, both the headquarter in Paris and international branches are expanding their teams and new offices are opened at strategic locations.