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About John Helme

Peter LindmarkJohn Helme is COO (Chief Operations Officer) at Asymptotix. He is a commercially focused Programme Director with accomplished stakeholder management skills. Specialties: Management of change, Project&Programme Management, Board level directorships. John has an MBA in CHange Management at Lancaster University and studies Maths at the University of Sheffield. 

Services Delivery Director at ASPone
March 2005 – September 2010

Founding partner in ASPone,built the SI business revenue from zero to £2.5million/ annum in 6 years.  Also set up and managed the operations side of the business providing business critical services into major brokers and banks across Europe and Asia.

Interim IT Director at Martin Brokers
2005 – 2008

Projects included, post MBO IT restructuring of staff and processes to support new business model, vendor and contract negotiations, implementation of market data backbone with non-homogeneous data from multiple vendors, STP implementation of RTNS post trade services and managing the RFP process and subsequent implementation of financial consolidation and reporting.

Chief Technology Officer at Prebon Yamane
November 2001 – February 2005

Global head of all IT projects with budgetary responsibility £25million GBP/ annum.  Established a delivery based culture with the successful implementation of projects in market data consolidation and delivery, Oracle Financials global rollout, Financial reporting and consolidation, and a global broking/ STP solution.

Programme Manager at Ericsson
2001 – 2002

Programme manager responsible for all software/ system activities in the sale of a major division of Ericsson involving a team of @50 and a budget of £20millionGBP.  Also the implementation of Programme Office/ associated controls and outsourced development of several IT projects.

Software development Director at Riva Software International
1999 – 2001

Responsible for staffing and building a separate software division within Riva (Riva Software International) with associated professional methodologies. 

Development Manager at Aremissoft
1996 – 1999

Responsible for a team of @100 based in UK/ USA and India.  Responsible for outsourcing  development activities from the UK to India.