Rob Forbes has been appointed as the company's new COO as part of its strategy to double down on growing its B2B platform and intermediary client base.
Commencing the role in December 2022, Forbes will be responsible for driving the expansion of Openmarkets' B2B market infrastructure services, as well as accelerating the growth of its primary client base of financial advisers and intermediaries.
Forbes is a recognised industry leader with over 30 years of experience in financial services. He joins Openmarkets from HUB24, where he spent four years as Head of Business Development, Technology Solutions.
Prior to his tenure at HUB24, Forbes was Chief Executive at Pershing Australia, Australia's largest third-party execution and clearing business, where he was instrumental in the creation and growth of the business.
Dan Jowett, CEO of Openmarkets, says Forbes' appointment will enable Openmarkets to accelerate the company's B2B market strategy.
"We are delighted to welcome Rob, a highly respected financial services leader, to Openmarkets at a critical time for our business," says Jowett.
"Rob's strong credentials, deep relationships and intricate knowledge of execution, clearing and settlement services will be instrumental in our next stage of growth, enabling Openmarkets' to pursue new strategic opportunities, growing our client base and supporting intermediaries through shifting market conditions."