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Mark Reece – Independent Consultant


Now an independent consultant, Mark Reece has more than 25 years experience of architecting, designing and delivering multi-million pound technology solutions to major institutions.

He specialises in architecting business solutions for performance and reliability along with diagnosing related issues in existing systems. His areas of expertise therefore include IT strategy, application and infrastructure architecture, capacity planning, latency (designing systems with low latency and practical analysis of system latency), vendor selection and delivery (including practical experience in establishing JVs around technology and selecting/working with high tech suppliers) and FIX protocol. Mark’s industry focus is Exchange trading and clearing and settlement systems – designing, architecting, building, testing, deploying, purchasing and selling. He has deep exposure to markets in Europe, North America, Africa and the Far East including cash and derivatives.

Key assignments as an independent include consulting to the London Stock Exchange where he led the definition of the strategic IT Roadmap for the replacement trading systems. At the same time he had responsibility for capacity planning and performance management of the live trading systems. Combining these roles gave a focus to the emerging competition and corresponding requirements of low latency, high throughput and high resiliency.

Prior to working as an independent, Mark held senior positions at both Capco and Accenture. As a partner in Capco, Mark headed up the UK’s technology practice where he built a core team of 40 consultants. During this time he sold and delivered a number of projects within the global financial services industry including a joint venture with Reuters. Prior to Capco, Mark was an associate partner in the technology practice at Accenture where his main focus was technology architecture and its delivery within large scale projects. He had leadership roles in a number of very large scale implementation projects as well as providing the technology input in business strategy projects in financial services and telecommunications. Mark also led practice development in the then emerging area of internet security.

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