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Jim Northey Joins the Esprow Advisory Board

Esprow is delighted to announce that Jim Northey has joined our Advisory Board, bringing over 30 years of experience as a business leader in the financial services industry, combining stewardship experience with fintech innovation. Jim's unparalleled industry experience will play a pivotal role as Esprow grows its offering across new markets, serving as strategic partners to global financial institutions integrating automated testing into their operations.

Jim serves as the CTO and CISO of CalcGuard Technologies, Inc., an industry consortium for capital markets order routing transparency, analytics, and execution quality. Jim was a Senior Vice President of Strategic Research focusing on Protocol Engineering and Standards at Itiviti Group AB, following acquisition of The LaSalle Technology Group, LLC in 2015, which he co-founded in 2006.

Jim is a non-executive director of FIX Protocol Ltd, and recently started his second term as the Chair of ISO TC68, the ISO Technical Committee for Financial Services. Jim served as the Global Technical Committee Co-chair for the Americas until his election as an FPL director. He is a past member of the US Treasury Office of Financial Research Financial Research Advisory Committee and the US CFTC Technology Advisory Committee Subcommittee on High Frequency Trading. Jim previously served in the roles of FIX Americas Region Co-chair and the co-chair of the FIX Global Derivatives Committee. He was awarded the FIA Annual Achievement award in 2006 as part of the team that created FIXML for listed derivatives clearing standardization.

Jim holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Indianapolis and an M.S. in Financial Markets and Trading from Illinois Institute of Technology. He is an adjunct instructor of Finance at Michigan Technological University where he teaches courses on Derivatives, Financial Engineering, and Financial Technology. He also serves on the board of the Keweenaw Financial Corporation in Michigan and is the US Director for V2G Limited based in Camelford, UK. Outside of the financial services industry, Jim serves as a director of the Copper Country Angel Mission and CopperDog, Inc. nonprofits.

“Esprow is a leader in promoting and supporting open industry standards and improving the quality, reliability, and security of these standards, while at the same time reducing total cost of ownership via testing and certification automation. I am delighted to join the firm on its mission to provide world-class testing and certification solutions to its growing network of enterprise clients” – Jim Northey, Member of the Advisory Board at Esprow.

"We are thrilled to have someone of Jim's caliber join Esprow's Advisory Board. His extensive experience, business contacts, and insights will prove invaluable to the company as it continues to grow." – Francesco Lo Conte, CEO at Esprow.

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Esprow is a leading global provider of testing and compliance automation solutions for the financial industry. The Esprow Enterprise Testing Platform (Esprow ETP) provides an integrated suite of applications to automate testing of multi-protocol financial systems, on-boarding and certification of counterparties, and simulation of native exchanges and brokers. Esprow clients include marquee banks, brokers, exchanges, and market data vendors in North America, EMEA, and APAC.

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