Former NYSE Euronext Executive Paul Cassell Launches PC IT Consulting Inc.

  Former NYSE Euronext Executive Paul Cassell Launches PC IT Consulting Inc.

PR Newswire

NORWALK, Conn., June 17, 2014

NORWALK, Conn., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Cassell, former U.S. chief
information officer for NYSE Euronext and its iconic New York Stock Exchange,
today announced the launch of PC IT Consulting Inc. The firm allows clients to
benefit from Cassell's stature as one of the nation's leading experts in how
to transform organizations by balancing cost and innovation, changing
corporate culture and leveraging automation.

Former NYSE Euronext Executive Paul Cassell Launches PC IT Consulting Inc.

"Our philosophy is simple, but profound -- the right people plus the right
products equals transformation," Cassell said. "My soup-to-nuts approach to IT
strategy gives companies the actionable insights they need to make technology
an asset, not a liability."

Cassell has held leadership positions at some of the world's most influential
firms, from NYSE Euronext to Archipelago and IBM. His 25-year track record of
transforming organizations and reputation as a trendsetter CIO have earned him
the respect of the technology community, from Wall Street to Silicon Valley.

"Paul understands technology. But what sets him apart is the ability to come
into an organization, spot weaknesses -- and fix them," said Steve Rubinow,
chief technology officer of Catalina Marketing and former chief information
officer of NYSE Euronext. "He sees the big picture, and can talk to both the
technology side and the business side."

In his most recent role as U.S. CIO for NYSE Euronext, Cassell oversaw a $300
million budget for an S&P 500 company with more than $3.5 billion in annual
revenues and a workforce in excess of 1,500 that spanned three continents and
10 countries. NYSE is the world's largest equities platform, trading more than
one-third of cash equity volume.

Larry Leibowitz, former chief operating officer of NYSE Euronext, said that
while most people think of NYSE Euronext and the New York Stock Exchange as
financial institutions, at heart they are complex technology companies, whose
ability to process three billion transactions a day keeps global markets

"Behind the scenes, Paul helped keep this massive apparatus humming and helped
transform the way the company operated," Leibowitz added.

PC IT Consulting works with clients to analyze and implement or adjust their
ITIL framework to align with the formal control objectives of the COBIT 5
framework. This includes assisting on both the "people" and "products" sides
by helping clients:

  oPeople: evaluate their talent, identify operational efficiencies, enhance
    near-shoring or off-shoring solutions, implement proper capacity planning,
    drive proper sizing of testing environments, make decisions about cloud
    usage and prepare for audits.
  oProducts: evaluate their products, evaluate their technology, leverage
    automation and implement SaaS models.

"Paul has seen it all, so he has the wisdom to buck fleeting trends and come
up with truly creative solutions," said Jeri Smith, president and founder of
Chicago-based testing giant Galmont Consulting. "He knows how to make bold
decisions, whether sourcing talent or finding ways to leverage automation."

In previous roles, Cassell served as managing director at Archipelago,
managing director at Instinet, senior business analyst at Optimark
Technologies, program trader/systems analyst for the Floor Broker Network and
as an equities trader for IBM Retirement Fund.

Among his career highlights, Cassell helped take Archipelago public, became
the lead equity trader for a $30 billion-dollar pension fund by age 30, and
created an automation group that reduced costs by $30 million in one year.
Cassell is also a demonstrated expert in technology mergers, having been
tapped to lead the technology aspects of five high-stakes mergers and

Cassell is a sought-after advisor to key boards such as Warburg Pincus and
Aruba Networks. He has been quoted in national industry media outlets and is
an in-demand public speaker.

"Paul's forward-thinking technology strategies and leadership techniques are
admired across the country," said Dominic Orr, president and CEO of
California-based Aruba Networks. "Those talents, combined with his experience
in the mobile space, make him a trusted member of our advisory board. I know
that his clients will benefit from his experience and wise counsel just as
much as we have."

Frank Slootman, president and CEO of California-based ServiceNow, praised
Cassell's innovative style.

"Paul's ability to deliver technology solutions in a cutting-edge fashion has
made him a national expert on innovation," Slootman said. "He just thinks
differently. Paul always has the customer experience in mind as he invents
creative ways to implement platforms and tools in eclectic ways."

About PC IT Consulting Inc.

PC IT Consulting Inc. transforms IT organizations by helping clients balance
cost and innovation, change corporate culture and leverage automation. Its
comprehensive approach to IT strategy gives clients the actionable insights
they need to make technology an asset, not a liability.

More information is available at


Esther Campi


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