Eventus names FinTech veteran McDonnell as sales director


RegTech firm Eventus has appointed Robbie McDonnell as sales director for the Australia and New Zealand regions.

McDonnell is a 30-year veteran of financial markets technology and has served in a range of senior roles, including in global sales and regional expansion in the APAC region.

McDonnell will report to Scott Leader, who is Eventus’ managing director in APAC.

Leader said, “We’re delighted Robbie has joined Eventus to grow out our business in the Australia and New Zealand markets. He brings extensive capital markets sales and global technology experience and a strong track record of building relationships with sell-side and buy-side clients, as well as exchanges, over the course of his career.”

McDonnell has held a range of sales leadership roles including 20 years at Trading Technologies, where he held roles such as EVP/managing director of APAC sales, as well as EVP/Global Head of Sales.

Most recently, McDonnell ran a consultancy business specialising in risk management and anti-money laundering (AML) systems. He also was CEO of Confideregroup, a leading business mentoring and executive coaching business in Sydney.

Earlier in his career, he held sales management roles at Future Source Tradestation, Dow Jones Markets and Allied Irish Bank.

McDonnell said: “Eventus has been growing by leaps and bounds, with industry-leading technology for trade surveillance and management of market risk. The firm is helping financial institutions navigate an ever-changing and complex marketplace with an easy-to-use platform they can easily customise to their unique needs. I’m just delighted to be part of the next stage of the journey.”

Trade surveillance and market risk solution developer Eventus will provide AirCarbon Exchange with its technology as part of a new partnership.

AirCarbon, which is a global exchange hoping to revolutionise the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM), will leverage Eventus’ technology to release the first comprehensive market surveillance program for the VCM.

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