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Barchart announces major leadership changes

The changes highlight Barchart's focus on expanding its services in finance, media and commodities.

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Barchart, a prominent market data and technology solutions provider, has announced significant changes to its executive team, aiming to enhance its services in the financial, media, and commodity sectors. The reshuffle includes the appointment of Mike Ehrenberg as Chief Technology Officer, Chris Harrison as Chief Product Officer, Colleen Sheeren as Chief Marketing Officer and Andrew Ward as Head of Commodity Sales.

CEO Mark Haraburda expressed enthusiasm about the new appointments, particularly highlighting Andrew Ward's role in leading the commodity sales team. Ward, with a background in trading, commodity risk management, and software, is expected to contribute substantially to Barchart's market intelligence, trading, and risk management solutions for agribusinesses.

Mike Ehrenberg, who joined Barchart in 2011, has been promoted from Head of Engineering to Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he will lead the development of advanced data and software solutions across various markets, including equities, options, futures, commodities, and currencies.

Chris Harrison, previously the Chief Technology Officer since 2018, will now take on the role of Chief Product Officer. Harrison will oversee the product management of Barchart's services, focusing on the cmdtyView platform and Barchart's charting platform, crucial for both retail and institutional solutions and third-party integrations.

Colleen Sheeren, who has been with Barchart since 2015 and most recently served as Head of Marketing, steps into the Chief Marketing Officer role. She will manage strategic marketing initiatives, including digital marketing, events, and the Barchart Impact advertising program, aiming to boost Barchart's growth through brand recognition and effective communication.

Andrew Ward, with a background in commodity risk management and technology at companies like Macquarie Group, JP Morgan, and Refinitiv, will oversee sales of Barchart’s commodity-related workflow and data solutions.

These leadership changes reflect Barchart's commitment to growth and innovation in providing market intelligence and technology solutions to its clients across various industries.

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