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Shwayhat Steps Up: GreenKey Technologies Announces New CEO


Voice software and VoIP network solution provider GreenKey has a brand new boss.

A fintech veteran with experience in sales, business development, and product management, Nader Shwayhat will join GreenKey as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Shwayhat takes the helm from Paul Christensen, who was named CEO of the company last April. “Greenkey is challenging the entire notion of financial phone, turret, and transcription services,” Shwayhat said. “I’m thrilled to help bring our disruptive products to the entire industry.”

Anthony Tassone, founder and Chief Product Officer for GreenKey added that Shwayhat’s “domain expertise and executive leadership within capital markets” made him an ideal candidate to lead the company, “We are confident that he will infuse GreenKey with the same enthusiasm and commercial focus that he has throughout his impressive career,” Tassone said.

GreenKey_NaderShwayhatShwayhat served as a strategic advisor to GreenKey for five months before being tapped as the company’s new CEO. Previous to GreenKey, he was Head of Global Sales at Novus Partners, and held Executive Director and Senior Director positions at CME Group where he worked for more than four years. He was founder, Senior Product Manager, and Director of New Business Development for Pivot, a company that developed instant messaging technologies for financial market participants. Pivot was sold to CME Group for an undisclosed sum in 2012. Shwayhat earned both a Bachelors and a Masters of Science in Engineering from University of Michigan.

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, GreenKey demonstrated its technology during its FinDEVr presentation on voice software at FinDEVr New York. Senior Software Engineer Rohan Bedarkar and VP of Engineering Joe Heenan showed how GreenKey’s voice workspace supports remote collaboration with video conferencing and screen sharing while providing necessary insight for compliance officers (such as access to real-time transcribed conversations), biometric logins, and military-grade encryption.

GreenKey unveiled its new mobile turret app last December, a solution that is fully integrated with its VoIP network and its current turret hardware capabilities. In August, the company launched its Design Partner Program to make it easier for developers to work with the platform, and in May, GreenKey appointed Richard Garnier as its new Chief Revenue Officer.