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“When I joined OSTC I felt like I was finally where I should be. The company has given me a great chance to prove myself and acquire a lot of new knowledge.”

Roman, Trader, Lodz Poland

Meet Our People

TRADING PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR, UK

Rob Brophy

TRADING PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR, UK

One of the original founding members of OSTC Group, Rob Brophy shifted gears in 2019 to assume the role of Trading Performance Director. With over three decades of trading experience under his belt, as well as effectively managing OSTC’s global risk profile, Rob began his career back in 1991 as an independent trader on London’s LIFFE exchange. Joining forces with Danny Langley eight years later, they launched On Screen Trading to meet the key needs of traders looking to continue in the industry after open outcry exchange floors closed. So, in 2003, On Screen Trading and Trading Connections merged to become OSTC.

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Market Analyst, India

Kritika Gupta

Market Analyst, India

It’s been an exciting rollercoaster for one of our top stars in India. Recently celebrating a five-year professional milestone, Kritika Gupta is one of the most experienced OSTC analysts in the Indian hub and proof that if you set your mind to something, the possibilities are limitless. Joining the Group in2013, she admits that “the past five years at OSTC have been a thrilling experience. The ups and downs have made me a better person professionally and personally.

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Head of Business Analysis, UK

Monika Dudkiewicz

Head of Business Analysis, UK

Monika joined OSTC in 2009 straight after completing her degree in Corporate Finance and Strategies. She immediately knew that “OSTC ticked all the boxes regarding the industry and global footprint, while providing an amazing opportunity to work in the world of global exchanges alongside key market players.” Initially, Monika began her journey in our Warsaw office as an Assistant Accountant. With the support from the Group CFO, she quickly progressed into an accountant role, and then onto the Finance Analyst FP Manager and Commercial Controller position based in the UK. By then she was working closely with the Business Development side of OSTC, and was offered to join the team and support the Director of Business Development in diversification of OSTC risk through private investments. She currently manages a portfolio of investments into various start-up companies across a range of industries. Monika says of the opportunity, “I would never have been able to imagine this in 2009, which is what makes OSTC great.”

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Junior Analyst, China

Shen-Hui

Junior Analyst, China

Shen-Hui still remembers how he felt the day after the OSTC job interview for the role of Junior Analyst. “I was so excited that I couldn’t fall asleep.” His excitement was also coupled with anxiety, which led to one long night of insomnia wondering what he would do if he wasn’t successful. Fortunately, Shen-Hui got the job, and was welcomed into the team as a new recruit in OSTC Hangzhou. The office has a warm atmosphere, with very nice people.

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Head of Origination, UK

Danny Langley

Head of Origination, UK

Starting his career at Lloyds Bank, OSTC Co-founder Danny Langley became an independent trader on the LIFFE exchange floor. He quickly recognised the need for traders like him to access a screen-based trading environment. So in 1999, Danny and Robert Brophy set up Onscreen Trading to provide that service, which later merged with Trading Connections to become OSTC. Today Danny uses his negotiating and networking skills in his role as Head of Origination.

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Trader, Warsaw

Lukasz Galicki

Trader, Warsaw

Before I started my career in trading, life was all about sport. I was a professional football player but even back then I was interested in finance and invested my savings on the stock exchange. I had a basic knowledge of how the stock market works, but it was only when I joined OSTC that I learned what trading is really about and how to succeed professionally. The success didn’t come overnight though.

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Market Analyst, India

Aditi Agarwal

Market Analyst, India

First joining the OSTC Mumbai office back in 2012, Aditi recently celebrated her six-year anniversary and is one of the most experienced Market Analysts in the Mumbai office. Speaking of the milestone, Aditi said: “Working with OSTC has been an amazing experience both personally and professionally. I have enhanced my skills, learned new strategies and made some wonderful friends. OSTC has given me a fantastic platform and provided a solid backbone of support and guidance throughout the ebb and flow of my career.”

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Market Analyst, India

Ravish Raja

Market Analyst, India

“My journey at OSTC has been a roller coaster ride, but I continue to enjoy every bit of it. I come from an engineering background, which meant I went through a steep learning curve to get up to speed with the fundamentals of finance and core trading terminologies when I joined. Every day is a different experience, so it’s important to learn how to manage your emotions on the days when things don’t go according to plan. You’ll almost certainly lose money in the beginning, but OSTC has a great philosophy of inclusion and guidance so there’s always people looking out for you, having your back, guiding you at every step. If you are performing well, you are rewarded with bonuses, which have been at times more than my actual salary. From my experience in the industry, what distinguishes OSTC from other trading firms is the faith and commitment it has toward its employees.”

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CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER, UK

Ian Firla

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER, UK

Ian is one of the longest-serving members of the OSTC team, having joined in 2005. After 13 years in Warsaw, he is now based in London as our Chief Operations Officer. Initially hired to establish the Polish division of the business, Ian immediately embraced OSTC’s vision where anyone, anywhere, can learn and trade. He began with just nine traders in Warsaw; today there’s a 180-strong team working in five locations across the country.

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Creative Content Manager, UK

Sophie Cookson

Creative Content Manager, UK

Joining the Swansea office in 2017 as an Administration and Operations Assistant, Sophie’s background in Conference and Event Management placed her in great stead to transfer her creativity and drive into OSTC’s global branding and communications team. Sophie’s journey with OSTC has been filled with opportunities so far. She was offered the chance to take over global branding and communications alongside her previous role in October 2017 to become Operations & Social Media Specialist.

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With 12 offices in some six locations worldwide, our 485 strong team bring local knowledge with plenty of global flavour.

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