M Science hires global head of sales

M Science, a portfolio company of Leucadia Investments, a division of Jefferies Financial Group Inc, has named Gerard Varjacques as global head of sales. Previously, he ran global sales for ICAP, now Nex, and was chief operating officer of Traiana.


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–M Science, the pioneer in data-driven research and analytics, has hired Gerard Varjacques as Global Head of Sales to further strengthen its distribution capabilities and expand upon its industry leadership position.

As Global Head of Sales, Varjacques will be responsible for all sales functions and marketing initiatives for the company. Varjacques brings vast experience building divisions and leading sales organizations for various financial technology companies servicing institutional investors and corporations. Previously, Varjacques ran global sales for ICAP, now Nex, and served as chief operating officer of Traiana. He also served as CEO of the U.S. division of GL Trade.

“We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Gerard as we continue to invest in our client service model. M Science continues to be the employer of choice in the alternative data space, evidenced by our ability to attract and retain top industry talent,” said Michael Marrale, CEO of M Science. “Given the rapid growth in our sales and client service organization to over 20 globally, Gerard’s proven leadership in managing sales teams will serve our clients well.”

Over the past several years M Science has continued its strategic expansion into new client segments, geographies and sectors. In 2018 alone, M Science acquired TickerTags, launched Systematic serving quantitative investors with data feeds and back-end tools, and enhanced the Corporate Information Services business serving private equity investors and corporations. M Science continues to push boundaries, expanding M Analysis to written coverage of over 180 companies and providing data on almost 4,000 companies globally. 2019 will continue with a full slate of unique data and insight solutions catering to both fundamental and quantitative investors.

“I am impressed with the quality of people at M Science, their enthusiasm and vast expertise in research and alternative data,” said Varjacques. “This is a fascinating industry and I am delighted to be joining a pioneer in this space that combines fundamental and innovative solutions.”

About M Science
M Science is a data-driven research and analytics firm, uncovering new insights for leading financial institutions and corporations. M Science is revolutionizing research, discovering new data sets and pioneering methodologies to provide actionable intelligence. Our research teams have decades of experience working with massive amounts of unstructured data in near real-time to discern critical insights that help clients make more informed decisions. We combine the best of finance, data and technology to create a truly unique value proposition for both financial services firms and major corporations in a variety of industries.

M Science is a portfolio company of Leucadia Investments, a division of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF). For more information, please visit www.mscience.com.