ION, the world’s largest provider of trading, analytics, market intelligence and risk management solutions for capital markets, commodities and cash management, has appointed Carlo Purassanta as Vice President executive for strategy and business development.
Andrea Pignataro, founder and CEO of ION, said, “Carlo’s extensive experience leading leading global teams at the forefront of technology innovation is strategic for ION as we continue to grow and innovate in a growing number of segments.
Carlo Purassanta, Executive Vice President of ION, said, “I am delighted to join ION. The company occupies a unique and strategic position in an ever-expanding global industry. I am excited about its model which combines the financial sophistication, skill and speed of execution of large private equity funds with the depth, stability and long-term approach of a large-scale industrial operator. ION’s growth over the past 20 years has been exceptional and I look forward to helping support it further.
Carlo was president of Microsoft Italia (2013-2017) and Microsoft France (2018-2021). Prior to this, Carlo worked for IBM and was Director of Business Development for South West Europe, and Director in France and EMEA. He holds an engineering degree from Politecnico di Milano in Italy and an MBA from Henley Business School in the UK.
Carlo is currently a member of the strategic advisory board of the Graduate School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, a member of the advisory board of Only The Brave (OTB) and a member of the investment board of the French Touch fund.
ION provides critical workflow automation and trading software, high-value analytics and insights, and strategic advice to financial institutions, central banks, governments, and corporations. Our solutions and services simplify complex processes, increase efficiency and enable better decision making. We build long-term partnerships with our clients, helping to transform their business for lasting success through continuous innovation.