About Us

Paul Alves

Paul Alves is a senior managing director at State Street and global head of the FX Connect and FX Connect Trade Services product suite.

Mr. Alves has more than 20 years of experience working with trading technologies, for both buy-side and sell-side financial institutions. Before taking on his current role, Mr. Alves was global head of sales for FX Connect and has been with State Street for more than 10 years. Prior to State Street, Mr. Alves held senior sales and relationship management roles at MoneyLine-Telerate and Thomson Reuters, and he began his career at The Boston Company Asset Management.

Paul graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

Lora Britko

Lora Britko is managing director at State Street with more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry.

As Global Head of Sales & Relationship Management for the FX Connect business line, Ms. Britko also oversees FX Connect’s relationships with banks and broker-dealers globally.

Ms. Britko has been with State Street for more than 9 years. Prior to joining State Street, Ms. Britko held senior sales and relationship management roles at Bank of America, Macgregor and Thomson Financial focused on all aspects of the trading and operations workflow. Ms. Britko started her career at The Boston Company Asset Management and graduated with degrees in finance and economics from Ithaca College.

Vasile Grigoras

Vasile Grigoras is managing director and head of development for the FX Connect trading platform. He is the senior architect and development lead for FX Connect, providing his expertise and technical vision to various aspects of the business line.

Mr. Grigoras has more than 15 years of experience in developing and architecting enterprise applications with a focus on low latency, parallel computing and enterprise integration.

Mr. Grigoras joined State Street in 2007 from InfoMedics Inc. (acquired by Physicians Interactive), a marketing and technology startup. During his tenure at InfoMedics, Mr. Grigoras held several roles, starting as a senior application developer responsible with architecture, design and development of the web platform, and was later appointed as Chief Technology Officer.

Mr. Grigoras holds a Bachelor of Science degree in math and computer science from the University of Galati “Dunarea de Jos,” Romania.

Jamie Trickett

Jamie Trickett is managing director and head of product management for the suite of FX Connect products, where she is responsible for overall product strategy and execution along with client and third-party integration.

Ms. Trickett has more than 15 years of experience in the financial markets industry with a significant focus on the full stack of trading systems. She has over 7 years of experience in the FX markets with deep expertise leading product management teams and strategies. Prior to joining State Street, Ms. Trickett held strategic positions at The Boston Company Asset Management, where she focused on managing technology vendors across the trading lifecycle. She has also worked for Eze Castle Software, a leading multi-asset class technology provider, where she helped various hedge funds and asset managers automate their trading and investment process.

She possesses a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bates College.