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Symbiont hires Blackrock index data veteran as Director of Product for Data

Symbiont, a financial technology company that is creating the next generation of financial markets infrastructure using blockchain technology, announced the addition of Doug Spillane to the firm. Spillane, a Financial Services veteran who most recently served as the Index Product Manager at BlackRock, joins Symbiont as the Director of Product for Data. Spillane will develop solutions for financial institutions, index providers and distribution partners that mitigate risk, cut costs and create new revenue opportunities leveraging Assembly™, Symbiont's enterprise blockchain platform.

“Doug brings valuable industry knowledge and a proven ability to execute on transformative data solutions,” said Mark Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of Symbiont. "We are excited to have him on our team and know he will accelerate the growth we are seeing in our data business.”

Spillane brings more than 20 years of experience in financial services, with positions at SS&C (Advent Software), and Bank of America Investment Services in addition to his recent stint at BlackRock. He specializes in data solutions that optimize performance scalability and operator efficiency. At BlackRock, Spillane played an instrumental role in modernizing and automating the data services functionality of BlackRock’s Aladdin product.

"Over the years, I have formed amazing partnerships across the Index Provider community,” said Spillane. “I am excited by the opportunity to introduce Symbiont‘s next generation enterprise blockchain technology to further advance efficiencies and expand functionalities in this space.”

Enabling data producers and consumers to share a single source of truth, a comprehensive, immutable audit trail for high value index data, and a common set of smart contract-driven consistency checks, Symbiont’s Assembly blockchain eliminates reconciliations, automates distribution and guarantees consistency across all network participants. Data management costs fall, distribution speeds accelerate, and data accuracy improves.

About Symbiont Symbiont is the enterprise fintech company creating the next generation of financial markets infrastructure using blockchain technology. Assembly™, Symbiont’s enterprise blockchain platform, creates efficiencies, eliminates manual data replication and reconciliation processes, and enables real-time data sharing with complete privacy. The world’s leading financial services firms, including Bank of New York Mellon, Citi, Franklin Templeton, Nasdaq, Ranieri, State Street and Vanguard, choose to work with Symbiont to solve their toughest business problems.

Headquartered in New York City, Symbiont is led by a team of experts in capital markets and blockchain technology. We operate across a variety of use cases, e.g., Mortgages (mortgage issuance and servicing), Financial Data Management (financial index management, payment networks), Fixed Income & Currencies (ABS and bond issuance on chain, OTC derivatives collateral management, CDBC) and Alternative Assets (private digital equities, alternative markets, supply chain & trade finance). To learn more about Symbiont, please visit or contact the team at [email protected].

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