Donovan is an expert in trading applications, infrastructure and data. For the last 10 years, he has been providing consultancy services to help banks, investment firms and vendors create, operate and buy front-office applications and market data services. His successes include building an award-winning Precious Metals customer application at ICBC, building DevOps and IT Operations services at Standard Bank and EBRD, reducing the IT and market data expenditure at Credit Suisse, RBS and Morgan Stanley, and advising vendors such as Bloomberg, Interxion and Dell on their products and services for banks and exchanges.
Prior to consulting, Donovan held senior business, product management, and IT positions at Thomson Reuters and Dow Jones Telerate and Business Recovery Services. Donovan read an Economics and Marketing degree at the University of South Africa and an IT Diploma at the University of Johannesburg.