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Options Announces Appointment of Micah Kroeze to Its Management Team

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Options,
the leading managed service and IT infrastructure provider to the global
capital markets industry, has today announced the appointment of former
NYSE Technologies and Vela Trading Systems executive Micah Kroeze to its
management team. Kroeze joins the New York team as VP, Product
Management where he will be responsible for driving new business growth
and supporting the firm's product development.

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Micah Kroeze (Photo: Business Wire)

Micah Kroeze (Photo: Business Wire)

Kroeze brings nearly a decade of industry experience to Options from
NYSE Technologies and Vela Trading Systems, where he oversaw the growth
of the firm's market data and hosted services product lines. Micah was
instrumental in the expansion of the firm's infrastructure, product
management, security, and business development, and in January 2018 was
subsequently elected to the FISD Executive Committee. He was directly
responsible for architecting and deploying global multi-tenant
colocation environments and information security programs to investment
bank standards.

As the latest addition to Options' management team, Micah will be
responsible for the development of Options' Managed
Colocation
services, cybersecurity offering and the overall delivery
of the firm's product roadmap for 2018. Kroeze's arrival follows the
announcement last month that Options has expanded its Managed Colocation
presence to 25
global venues, with new facilities in JSE & SGX
.

Regional Head of North America and Global Head of Sales, Tim Yockel,
commented,

"Micah brings a wealth of expertise to Options and our overall product
development team. His specialized industry knowledge ranges from
developing complex technology solutions through to delivering
infrastructure and security enhancements to the financial technology
sector. Micah's expertise further bolsters our growth in the region and
will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and meet the demands of an
ever-changing industry. We are delighted to welcome him to the team."

Speaking about the appointment, Micah added, "Options has been an
outstanding player in the industry for decades – it is a privilege to
have the opportunity to be part of that story as we continue our rapid
growth and expansion. I look forward to working with the team to further
evolve our product offering and continue to set the industry standard
for managed infrastructure services."

About Options (www.options-it.com):

Options is the
leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global
financial services sector. Founded in 1993, the company began life as a
hedge fund technology services provider. More than a decade ago, the
company made a strategic decision to become the first provider to offer
private cloud services to the financial sector. Today over 200 firms
globally leverage our award-winning front to back office managed
infrastructure: Managed
Platform
Managed
Colocation
Managed
Applications
 and technology
consultancy services
. Our clients include the leading global
investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading
firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and
exchanges. Options was named among the UK's leading growth companies in
the 2018
and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table
. In
2017, the firm received a growth
investment from private equity firm Bregal Sagemount
.

For more on Options, please visit www.options-it.com,
follow us on Twitter at @Options_IT and
visit our LinkedIn
page

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