With over 15 years’ experience in sales roles in the global financial markets industry and an in-depth understanding of the technology requirements of retail FX brokers, Mike is ideally placed to help Gold-i grow its business across key territories.
He began his career in the IT department at ODL Securities reporting into Tom Higgins, Gold-i’s founder and CEO, who was CTO for the firm. Mike transitioned into an institutional sales role in October 2001 and, after five years at ODL, joined One Financial Markets as Head of Sales, working in London and Dubai. Subsequent sales roles include Head of Sales at BlackPearlFX and VP Sales at Prior FX before joining PrimeXM to focus on new business development, growing existing clients and exploring new markets.
Tom Higgins, CEO, Gold-i comments, “I’ve known Mike for many years – he’s a great personality with an in-depth understanding of our market and a proven track record in global sales. He’ll be an asset to the team and I’m really looking forward to working with him again.”
Mike Dugdale adds, “Gold-i is an excellent organisation with significant growth potential and I am excited about playing a key role in its next growth phase. Gold-i’s technology stands out from its peers. I’m particularly impressed by Gold-i Visual Edge - its capabilities in terms of risk management and reporting are critical for brokers in the current environment and I believe there’s a huge opportunity to increase sales.
“Tom has created an exceptional company, with great employee values and market leading products. It’s a company which I very much wanted to be part of.”
Mike Dugdale’s appointment in this newly created role follows a series of hires at Gold-i, as it continues to expand its sales team. These include Ricky Strachan, who joined the firm in March from FinTech firm IRESS and Dan Picone, also from IRESS, who is heading up Gold-i’s new Sydney office.
Gold-i is a world-leading FinTech company which develops software in-house to help brokers to make more money, cut costs, reduce risk and differentiate from competitors. Its innovative products focus on multi-asset liquidity management, business intelligence and risk management, as well as MT4/MT5 plug-ins.