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Posted on by Anna Shearer

Fintech Visionary Joins ChartIQ

Julie Armstrong joins ChartIQ as Chief Commercial Officer, bringing extensive global experience. 

ChartIQ welcomes Julie Armstrong, who will be responsible for executing all sales, marketing, and communications strategies worldwide. With nearly two decades of experience in the financial marketplace, Armstrong adds tremendous expertise and strategic thinking to ChartIQ's growing leadership team. Her experience in product strategy, combined with connecting customers, partners, and vendors is unparalleled. See coverage of Armstrong's hiring in WatersTechnology here.

As key evangelist for the ChartIQ suite of products Armstrong will bolster the ChartIQ mission to deliver solutions to evolve finance world technologies. Her knowledge of the company is unique, as she previously held the independent board seat at ChartIQ for two years, helping the company complete its Series B funding round in February and overseeing a major strategic investment by Citi in the company. 


Throughout her career Armstrong has remained committed to evolving the financial marketplace with new products and technologies, while remaining loyal to customers and teammates. For nine years Armstrong worked at Townsend Analytics (TA) where she held many roles-including head of sales, implementation, and multi-broker. After TA was acquired by Lehman Brothers, Armstrong was named the global account manager between the two firms. Armstrong's next role was at CME Group in business development, where she was a part of launching CME Co-Location Services in 2012. From there, she started the first Market Technology Sales team at CME Group, combining teams worldwide focused on selling market data, software executions tools including a trading and chat platform, co-location and connectivity.

By the end of her tenure at CME Group Armstrong led a team of over forty employees focused on both sales and product development.

"I approach the marketplace with candor and a zeal for meaningful actions which will evolve our industry. Engaging with market participants and vendors around the globe to uncover new technology channels is my speciality. I plan to carry my experience whole-heartedly into my new role at ChartIQ."
— Julie Armstrong

As a fintech thought leader and visionary, in 2017, Armstrong received a Markets Media Women in Finance award in the Excellence in Exchange Technology category for her innovative work at CME Group, including the creation of the conference platform CME's Tech Talk, which ran for seven years in Chicago, New York, London, Singapore and Tel Aviv. Driven by her belief that evolution is fostered by collaboration, Armstrong helped create the first employee driven internal group at CME Group called the Women's Initiative Network (WIN).