Beacon is pleased to announce the appointment of Micheale Taylor as the company’s first Senior VP of Engineering, reporting directly to CEO Kirat Singh. With increasing interest in Beacon Platform’s abilities to help clients capture existing and emerging financial opportunities, the company is focused on accelerating product capabilities and sales growth. Based in New York, Ms. Taylor brings more than 20 years of experience as a leader in finance technology and engineering to the company and will lead the Core, Platform, and Front Office Suite Engineering teams. Her experience designing and building complex technology solutions at an enterprise level and transforming development organizations will be vital to Beacon’s success as it focuses on scalable and sustainable growth.

Prior to joining Beacon, Ms. Taylor led the implementation of the next-generation collateral management platform as a Managing Director in the investment banking division of JPMorgan Chase. Before that, she was Managing Director at UBS and led a variety of business and technology transformations over her 13 year tenure, which included leadership of the investment bank’s Global Financing and Post-Trade Services Technology organizations. Micheale holds a Bachelor of Science and Engineering in Computer Systems Engineering from Arizona State.

“I am delighted to be joining Beacon at this pivotal moment in the company’s evolution,” said Micheale Taylor. “Beacon Platform is transforming the financial markets with its collaborative and rapid application development platform and out-of-the-box financial solutions. It is exciting to be part of such a talented engineering organization, and I look forward to scaling our capabilities to deliver ever more powerful solutions to our clients.”

“The appointment of Micheale Taylor as SVP of Engineering will help Beacon meet our clients’ challenges through engineering excellence”, said Kirat Singh, CEO of Beacon Platform. “She brings a wealth of experience in the strategic evolution of technology and organizations and building high-performing, collaborative software engineering teams.”

About Beacon

Beacon Platform moves financial markets into the future with secure and scalable quant technology, elastic cloud infrastructure, and front-office applications. The integrated development environment and a web application framework make developing applications faster and easier. Borne from decades of collective experience developing trading and risk management systems for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase, and Goldman Sachs, Beacon Platform gives you the robustness and flexibility of these powerful tools. See how you can increase the return on research and development investments from Beacon’s next-generation platform for enterprise-scale analytics, trading, risk management, and more at www.beacon.io.