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Eventus hires industry veteran Robbie McDonnell as Sales Director, Australia & New Zealand LeapRate


Multi-asset class trade surveillance and market risk solutions provider Eventus announced on Wednesday the appointment of Robbie McDonnell as Sales Director, Australia & New Zealand.

McDonnell brings nearly 30 years of experience in financial markets technology, serving in a range of senior roles, including in global sales and regional expansion in the Asia-Pacific region.

In his new role, McDonnell will report to the firm’s Managing Director, APAC, Scott Leader, who joined the company earlier this year.

Scott Leader commented:

Scott Leader, Eventus

Scott Leader
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We’re delighted Robbie has joined Eventus to grow out our business in the Australia and New Zealand markets. He brings extensive capital markets sales and global technology experience and a strong track record of building relationships with sell-side and buy-side clients, as well as exchanges, over the course of his career.

The US-based company has been expanding its presence and client base in the APAC region, adding experienced people to its team in Hong Kong, Singapore and the Republic of Korea, in addition to Australia.

Robbie McDonnell joins Eventus as Sales Director, Australia & New Zealand

Robbie McDonnell said:

Robbie McDonnell, Eventus

Robbie McDonnell
Source: LinkedIn

Eventus has been growing by leaps and bounds, with industry-leading technology for trade surveillance and management of market risk. The firm is helping financial institutions navigate an ever-changing and complex marketplace with an easy-to-use platform they can easily customize to their unique needs. I’m just delighted to be part of the next stage of the journey.


McDonnell joins Eventus from a consultancy business specializing in risk management and anti-money laundering (AML) systems that he ran. He also served as CEO of Confideregroup, a business mentoring and executive coaching business in Sydney.

Over the course of two decades at Chicago-based Trading Technologies, McDonnell held a variety of sales leadership positions, including EVP/Managing Director of Sales for APAC, operating out of Sydney. He also held the position of EVP/ Global Head of Sales in Chicago, led operations in Europe and the Middle East from London, and drove expansion across APAC.

At an earlier stage of his career, McDonnel held sales management roles at Future Source Tradestation, Dow Jones Markets and Allied Irish Bank.

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