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Beacon Announces European Head of Sales

Beacon Platform Inc., the leading all-in-one developer platform for quantitative investment analysis and risk management, is adding global sales expertise to its European sales team. The company is pleased to announce that John McCann has recently joined as Head of Sales for EMEA. 

As Beacon enhances its product offerings, deepens relationships with existing clients, and expands into new markets, it needs to continue building out and adding expertise to the sales and business development teams. Based in London, John brings nearly 30 years of experience selling technology and services targeted to the financial industry and building global sales organizations. In his prior roles, he and his teams delivered consistent annual recurring revenue growth of 300 to 400 percent. He will lead the next phase of growth for Beacon’s EMEA sales, focusing on building out standardized sales processes and developing a team to support the company’s strategic growth plans.

John joins Beacon from SigTech, where he was SVP of Global Sales and built out the sales and marketing teams for the quant technology company. Prior to SigTech he was Chief Revenue Officer for Nucoro, and SVP of Business Development at Red Deer, a technology spinout from a UK alternative investment manager. He holds a BA in Economics from UC San Diego, and an MBA from Bayes (formerly Cass) Business School in London. Originally from California, John has lived and worked in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong before landing in London in 2005.

John shares the following: “I am excited to join a fast growing, competitive, and diverse team at Beacon. Capitalizing on the sales team’s successes, I plan to focus on solidifying existing account growth, accelerating new client acquisition, and making Beacon’s strong growth plan a reality.” 

“We are excited to have someone with John’s experience lead our sales team in EMEA,” said Beacon President James Corrigan. “His experience with multinational investment banks, hedge funds, alternative asset managers, pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds is an excellent match for Beacon’s growth ambition in the region.”

About Beacon Platform

Beacon Platform ushers in the future of financial markets with secure and scalable quant technology, elastic cloud infrastructure, and front-office applications. Its unique integrated development environment and web application framework make developing fintech applications faster and accessible to clients beyond the largest investment banks. Bringing decades of collective experience developing trading and risk management systems for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase, and Goldman Sachs, Beacon Platform offers its clients the robustness of these powerful tools with an unprecedented new layer of flexibility and security. To learn more about Beacon’s next-generation platform for enterprise-scale analytics, trading, and risk management, visit at www.beacon.io.