Moving On

A few days ago I decided it was time for a change – I resigned from Finetix. I’ve worked at Finetix for a number of years (every year has been a blast) and at multiple locations around the world; New York, London, Florida, Toronto. Finetix has been my passport to the world; I’ve had the time of my life. I’ve been on some really cool projects (see here) which have been a real blast. There’s nothing like designing, architecting and seeing the solution making money for the trading desk. The latency issues that go hand in hand with certain trading system have been one of my favour areas of work – tuning code to run fast on CLR/JVM is fun. The Finetix Partners Steve, Dave and Dave have been like a second family, I’m sure I’ve made a significant impact (introducing .NET, Agile, Grid Computing into Finetix) in assisting them to move the firm along since they took it over May 2005 into an employee friendly, agile direction. However, in the last few months I’ve slowly come to the conclusion that its time to move on. I’ve done my time with Finetix, I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, and would do it over again for sure, and now its time to try something new. I’ve no idea what, but I know its time. I’ve noticed over the last year or so Microsoft has advertised a number of cool jobs, maybe I’ll apply. Then again, maybe I’ll stay in investment banking, it is kinda fun 🙂 Anyway, I’ll still be blogging, so keep reading, and if you know of any cool jobs drop me a line.

~ by mdavey on March 30, 2006.

13 Responses to “Moving On”

  1. Shame, you seemed very eXtreme. Maybe you would be interested in working with me?

  2. Thanks Matt, for all the hard work and then fun that we have had over the years that we have worked together. It has been a pleasure. I will miss working with you.

    All the Best for the future

  3. What a loss for Finetix. Will you be moving somewhere else to work? How about lovely Tacoma, WA, home of Russell Investment Group? Not terribly far from Microsoft. Lots of opportunities here.

  4. Dude, I thought you were a permanent fixture there after so many years. Speak to me!

  5. Congrats on your escape Matt, and welcome to the ranks of ex-finetix ! I’m sure you won’t regret your resignation, though I expect you’ll regret not having done it sooner 😉 There are plenty of opportunities here at BarCap if you fancy going permie.


    It’d be my pleasure to guide you through the process.

  7. Need a trip to our ski cottage to think through plans – most welcome 🙂



  8. Good luck, mate. It has been a pleasure working with you – sorry to see you go. Keep in touch.

  9. I wish you well Matt, sorry to see you leave Finetix before we got to do any work together. I will keep reading here as you always have intersting things to say.

    My Best;

  10. Matt

    What I can say! I am truly sorry to see you go! We’ve worked together a long time through old and new. We’ll certainly miss your “telling like it is” attitude around here but our paths will cross again I am sure …until then…keep on blogging, we’ll keep on reading.

    Stay in touch.

  11. Donna, thanks for the comment. Yep, old and new. Some things change, some things don’t. “Telling like it is” 🙂 Least I’ll be remember for something 🙂

  12. […] Just as Mike joins my employer, I leave – agree with Mike on the gamble viewpoint. Since my Moving On posting I’ve been lucky enough to have been contacted by a number of consultancies, investment banks, and other venture with regards to future employment. I’ve narrows the opportunities down to a handful, giving myself until Friday to make a decision. Expect a posting next week on my future. […]

  13. I’d like to talk to you about Finetix…can I email you or can you email me?

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