We have a highly skilled, experienced and diverse workforce at AQMetrics. Today, we introduce you to our Senior Sales Executive, Olivier Halimi.
Senior Sales Executive. I’m responsible for our French and European sales.
Describe your job in three words:
Motivating, liberating, challenging.
What are you working on right now?
Right now we are working on the migration of MiFID II clients from NEX Abide. The CME unexpectedly wound down its reporting business a few months ago, and so its clients are having to find a new solution in the next few months.
We are also seeing more and more interest in our MiFID II transaction reporting overall.At AQMetrics we give firms’ assurance and peace of mind that they can rely on AQMetrics as a provider for the long haul. It is becoming a differentiator of ours as more and more firms look for a reliable and reputable regulatory reporting software vendor.
What does a typical day look like?
The morning will start with a Zoom call with my team, no matter where we are in the world (some of us are in France, while others are in the U.K. or Ireland). I’ll then follow up with prospects and have meetings. There may be a product demo that involves our quantitative developers or customer success team as well.
And when I find the time, I am trying to find new markets and business opportunities for AQMetrics. We’ve expanded into France this year, which has been great for me as I get to speak French a lot more! It has been challenging at times, but also very rewarding as it’s a new and untapped market for us.
How has your background helped with your role in AQMetrics?
My previous role at NEX Abide helped a lot, as that was 100% focused on regulatory reporting. So regulatory reporting has been a speciality I’ve been able to take with me to AQMetrics.
Before that, I worked as a broker at BGC. As well as learning about financial markets and regulations, that also taught me how to generate business and remain resilient.
Best thing about working in AQMetrics?
Smart and very experienced colleagues from whom you learn a lot. I genuinely mean it.
What websites do you visit the most?
News and football. I am also addicted to twitter. I never post anything, but I do read my feed a few times a day. I love it.
Tell us something about yourself we don’t know.
When working at BGC, I liaised with a new sports channel on French TV and submitted a concept for a TV program that I wanted to present. They declined but I still believe it would have been popular. The pitch: anything you need to know about football off the pitch.