John O’Hara is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Taskize. A seasoned FinTech innovator before the term became popular, John draws on over 20 years experience delivering both trading and operations technology across the major business lines at Investment Banks.
John is the inventor AMQP, an open technology for business messaging (ISO 19464) in use at organisations including Deutsche Boerse, the US Government and Microsoft. John was also part of the original team that created FpML to make electronic trading of derivatives more transparent and accessible. FpML is now used by banks and regulators alike to represent complex transactions and improve market transparency.
Prior to launching Taskize, John held executive and Managing Director positions at leading firms including Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, RBS and JPMorgan Chase.
John holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering from Aston University (England).