MACD Management

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George Macdonald

CEO MACD

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As CEO of the financial IT company MACD, George Macdonald is responsible for the future-oriented expansion of the systems and products through his highly qualified team, which works closely with numerous customers and partners from the financial sector.

More than 20 years ago, George founded Macdonald Associates GmbH (now MACD) with the aim of enabling banks to automate securities trading. He came up with the idea while working as an IT consultant for the SIX Swiss Exchange from 1996 to 2003, when he was involved in the pioneering "Electronic Stock Exchange Switzerland" project, helping some of the banks participating in the Swiss stock exchange to switch from ring trading to electronic trading.

From the very beginning, he was fascinated by the ongoing digitalisation of the financial markets. Since 2001, he has been involved in various areas for the non-profit organisation FIX Trading Community, where he also served as a director for a time.

 

 

Kurt Meister

COO MACD

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Kurt Meister, COO and member of the executive board at MACD, is driving forward the development and expansion of the growing product base. He has been working in the financial industry for 30 years and has extensive experience in project management, product design, software architecture and development as well as system administration for trading systems.

From 1994 to 2017, Kurt led the software company OARIS and was responsible, among other things, for the development of software for Swiss Post, cantonal and private banks, for example the first order routing system (ORS) for connection to EBS (today SIX Swiss Exchange).

 

 

Lucas Fowler

Stream Lead Software Engineering / System & Business Analysis

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As Stream Lead Software Engineering and System & Business Analysis Lucas is responsible for achieving the company's IT development goals to bring value to our customers. Inspired by the Agile Manifesto he strives constantly to ensure that the software development process is innovate whilst delivering working software and maintaining a sustainable pace. An important part of this role is to consult with our large customer base and listen to their requirements as the market evolves. Lucas completed a Masters in Computational Science during his professional activity.

Lucas has worked on many IT consulting projects in Germany, Netherlands, the UK and Switzerland - mainly in the banking sector - for more than 30 years. From 2001 he built up the MACD development department in Aachen. This included developing the GLOX trading system together with George Macdonald.