John Bryant

Chief Technology Officer, Options Information Technology, LLC


John Bryant has held the role of Chief Technology Officer for Options Technology, a private cloud service provider since 2012, having joined the company in 2008 as of Head of Technology Europe. He brings over 15 years of experience in technology and management roles in financial services, both for cloud service providers and financial institutions. His breadth of expertise in capital markets technologies spans trading, market data, data applications and straight-through processing.


Under his remit as CTO, John is responsible for the development, design and continued operation of Options' global private cloud infrastructure which underpins service delivery to over 200 corporate clients using ultra-low latency market data/trading & colocation, application hosting and full infrastructure outsourcing products.


John has led a number of technology programmes including the refresh of the Options low latency global financial network, SAN storage, platform monitoring and Internet/VPN firewall estates. Current projects include desktop, server and network deployment automation and all Options' cybersecurity initiatives including the adoption of a new penetration testing regime, security patching, vulnerability scanning and SIEM platforms.


Before joining Options, John delivered technology initiatives for Insinger de Beaufort including migrating disparate front, middle and back-office systems to a single cloud-based platform, a turn-key trader voice/VOIP solution and dealing floor fit-outs. He was also heavily involved in the due-diligence and integration of numerous acquisition and corporate finance targets.


He holds a joint bachelor's degree in French and Spanish from Liverpool University, holds a certification from the ITIL Foundation, and is a Prince II Practitioner.


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