Max Colas

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Max Colas
Occupation Chief Product Officer
Employer CameronTec
Location New York, NY, USA

Current Responsibilities

Max Colas is the Chief Strategy Officer of CameronTec. In this role, he is in charge of the long-term product management and business development for the firm and articulates the firm's market strategy across all product lines and business units.

Max spent 7 years at British software provider Fidessa before joining the Orc Group in 2007. His success in establishing a best-practice product management framework for Orc's leading FIX engine CameronFIX that poised the technology for further strong growth, predictable revenue and expansion led him to subsequently accept the role of Chief Product Officer at CameronTec where he crafted the vision behind Catalys, the new reference infrastructure for FIX ecosystems which was ideally aligned with the business insight and cost efficiency needs of an industry recovering from the financial crisis. In August 2012 as the firm grew and positioned itself for further expansion, he became Chief Strategy Officer.


Max commenced working in the financial industry as a software consultant on cash equity sell-side infrastructure in London and New York for the Fidessa group. During this extensive period Max completed professional services and project management assignments at BNP Paribas, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America and JPMorgan, where he built and deployed solutions addressing the changing landscape of financial technology; from the emergence of direct market access to regulatory milestones like RegNMS. While at Fidessa, Max held the position of Vice President Marketing and Product Manager for its US direct liquidity access offering. Prior to Fidessa, Max worked on a number of high-technology marketing and publishing projects.


Max studied Economics at the University of Cambridge (England) and is an Ingénieur (MSc) of the Ecole Centrale Paris.

  • Master of Science in Engineering with Economics from Ecole Centrale Paris
  • PgD Economics from University of Cambridge, UK