Director Infrastructure and Security, Vela
Stacy Mallon is Vela’s Director of Infrastructure and Security, responsible for a global team supporting the infrastructure and security from both a network and systems perspective for all corporate, development, and production environments on a 24×7 basis across its locations worldwide. Stacy joined Vela through its acquisition of NYSE Technologies’ Wombat business where she worked as Technical Project Manager for the SuperFeed market data product since 2012. During the acquisition of the NYSE Technologies, Stacy managed a large number of technical integration projects and since then moved into the Infrastructure & Security area, holding her current position for over five years. Stacy has a solid engineering background having previously worked as a Senior Software Engineer at Asidua before joining NYSE Euronext and also working as a Financial Engineer at First Derivatives prior to that. Based in Belfast, Stacy wears a number hats from being responsible for the overall network and systems architecture and design of Vela hosted products, development and corporate environments and daily operation of these to the management and architecture of security processes. These include the deployment of third-party services to assist in the continued management of security and Business Continuity Management Planning (BCMP). She also ensures the compliance of processes and policies and the completion of annual security audits from different clients and vendors which are of critical importance in the financial and banking industry. She also holds the role of the Data Protection Officer to ensure that the firm adheres and complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Stacy has played a leading role in Vela’s cloud adoption in recent years and has been an advocate for cloud technologies and solutions within the company. Stacy received the 2018 Markets Media Women in Finance award for Excellence in Service Providers. She holds a MSci Mathematics and Computer Science from Queen’s University Belfast.