Global Head of Sales & Managing Director, EMEA
Barry Purkis has worked in financial technology for over 25 years, with extensive business development and sales experience in telecommunications, trading systems, network services and managed services. As Global Head of Sales and Managing Director, EMEA, Barry is responsible for managing Cloud9 sales teams, ensuring high standards of conduct and sales excellence, new sales, geographic and revenue growth, and launching and managing Cloud9’s EMEA operation
Before joining Cloud9, Barry was the Senior Vice President and Global Head of Sales for IPC, where he was responsible for growing the business and the successful sales launch of IPC’s Unigy trading system and Connexus data services. Prior to his extensive role with IPC, Barry was a founding member and Commercial Director at Gains International, before being acquired by IPC. In this role he was responsible for all sales and commercial activity, identifying business opportunities, ensuring business profitability and the personal development of all team members.
Barry holds an MBA from Anglia Ruskin University and a DMS and CM from the Open University, both in the United Kingdom. Before he began his career in financial technology, Barry spent nine years in the British Royal Navy, where he earned an HNC and City & Guilds in Electronics.