Barchart Hires Keith Petersen and Mark Wator to Senior Executive Positions


Barchart recently announced that is has promoted Keith Petersen as its new Chief Strategy Officer and Mark Wator as its new Head of Financial & Media Sales, effective immediately.

Recently announced in a press release, Petersen, a strategic execute specialist, has been appointed as Barchart’s new Chief Strategy Officer to oversee commercial enablement, business development, data science and product strategy. In addition, Wator, a financial sales executive has been named the Head of Financial & Media Sales to focus on expanding Barchart’s sales team and the breadth of solutions the company provides to the marketplace.

Petersen’s and Wator’s Vocational Background

Before this announcement, Petersen fulfilled the position of Head of Strategy and Corporate Development at Barchart. For almost four and a half years, he focused on product strategy across Barchart’s media and solutions business units.

Prior to his experience at Barchart, CME Group hired him as its Business Development & Strategy for Financial Products. Located in Chicago, Petersen developed the strategies and business development for its Equity Index, FX and Intellectual Property businesses.

Earlier on, he studied for an MBA over eight months at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

In early 2010, Petersen worked in corporate development for three years at IMC – financial markets. He was responsible for the sourcing and implementation of new strategic business initiatives. Previously, he was a Trader for two years where he created and managed the US Event-Driven Trading desk.

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