FXStreet appoints Setxi Fernandez as new CEO to replace Carolina May who’s been in that position for almost 5 years.
Barcelona, May 3rd 2017 – FXStreet has announced today that Carolina May, Chief Executive Officer, will be replaced by Setxi Fernandez, partner and current Chief Operating Officer.
Carolina May joined FXStreet in March 2007 as Marketing assistant before being appointed Manager of the department a few months after, taking care of the advertising and client accounts. In 2010, she became part of the Board of Directors, while still keeping her role as CMO. In September 2012, she was named CEO of the company, a function that she has assumed from Buenos Aires (Argentina), with frequent trips to the Barcelona office.
COO Setxi Fernandez will be the new CEO. He is one of the partners who created the company together with Francesc Riverola and Miriam Pinatell back in 2000. Initially taking care of the website development, he naturally became head of the IT department when the company started to grow and subsequently Chief Operating Officer. Carolina May has been working very closely with him in the past years and she will give him support in the transition of the next two months, June 30th being her last day at FXStreet.
The Board of Directors and Carolina May came to an agreement that this decision had to be taken to improve the efficiency in the daily management of the company. May explains: “Since the launch of the new website in May 2016, there has been an increased need of a faster decision making and closer control over processes and tasks and this has become very difficult to do from the distance.”
“From assistant in the marketing department to Chief Marketing director to Chief Executive Officer, Carolina’s work has been just superb,” said Francesc Riverola, President of FXStreet. “As CMO she put the foundations to build the most successful marketing department on the FX publishers arena and as CEO she professionalized a startup and converted it into a real and serious company. Carolina’s work has been more than outstanding all these years and the Board of Directors (Setxi Fernandez, Miriam Pinatell and myself) would like to highlight it. We wish her every success as she pursues the next chapter of her career.”
Notes to Editors
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