Bob Santella to Succeed Neil Barua as IPC CEO

FIS executive's appointment will be effective from April 16.

Barua will depart on April 15, spokespeople say.

Communication technology and services provider IPC Systems has named Robert A Santella as its new CEO, succeeding Neil Barua, who will leave the company to pursue other opportunities.

According to the company, Santella has a track record of leading businesses through technological transformations, including software and software-as-a-service transitions. He recently served as president of the global trading group at FIS, which he joined when it acquired SunGard in 2015. At SunGard, he was the president of its brokerage group, leading all trading software and services businesses.

Prior to that, he was the chief operating officer at Fox River Execution, which was acquired by SunGard, and before that he held senior management positions at alternative asset firms, SAM Investments and RAS Investments.

Barua, who joined IPC in 2014 after its acquisition by Centerbridge Partners from Silver Lake Partners, where he was an operating advisor. WatersTechnology named him as the best third-party technology vendor CIO or CEO at the 2017 American Financial Technology Awards, owing to his success in building out the vendor’s Unigy 360 platform.


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