Simon McDowell

Chief Commercial Officer

Simon is Chief Commercial Officer of genesis, having joined the company full time in September 2018. Simon is responsible for the client-facing side of the business, uses his in-depth experience of capital markets and his commercial management skills to build success at genesis and help clients navigate the ever-changing business landscape.

Simon started as a programmer in Lloyds Bank but his capital markets career started at Philips and Drew (acquired by UBS) in 1987. After a spell at Credit Suisse, Simon was part of the team that migrated to Nomura. He joined Fidessa in 1996 and was there for 15 years, growing the business across all continents. Moving to NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of the New York Stock Exchange, based in London, as COO. When it was broken up, Simon was part of the team that bought the NYFIX business into Ullink.

Prior to genesis, Simon was Head of Sales and Account Management, at niche technology vendor Fixnetix, a DXC company.