Trading Technologies Hires Key Executives

Trading Technologies hires key executives with extensive capital market experience effective January 1, 2024. The company hired key executives with senior management roles, including the Chief Operating Officer (COO), for which the CEO, Keith Todd, hired Justin Llewellyn-Jones. 

Christopher Heffernan joins as EVP of Fixed Income and Alun Green as EVP of Futures & Options. This article covers the latest news about Trading Technologies that strengthened its team by adding industry gems.

Trading Technologies: Pioneeding Capital Markets

Trading Technologies Hires Key Executives
Keith Todd, CEO

As a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology platform provider catering to the global capital markets industry, Trading Technologies holds a blue-chip client base. This includes Tier 1 banks, brokers, hedge funds, proprietary traders, CTAs, commercial hedgers, and risk managers. Trading Technologies serve as a vital ecosystem for end-to-end trading operations. 

Exchanges leverage TT’s technology to deliver innovative solutions to their market participants, highlighting the platform’s strategic role in shaping the broader landscape of financial markets.

Trading Technologies collaborates strategically with technology companies, making their complementary offerings available to its global client base through the TT ecosystem, fostering innovation and collaboration.

Its offerings include:

  • Versatile TT® Platform: The company’s acclaimed TT® platform seamlessly connects to major international exchanges and liquidity venues, spanning diverse asset classes such as listed derivatives, fixed income, and cryptocurrencies.
  • Advanced Trading Tools: The platform offers advanced tools for trade execution and order management, empowering sell-side institutions, buy-side firms, and exchanges with cutting-edge capabilities.
  • Holistic Market Solutions: Beyond trade execution, Trading Technologies provides market data solutions, analytics, trade surveillance, risk management, and infrastructure services, ensuring a comprehensive suite for its clients.

The Roles and Responsibilities of the New Hires

Trading Technologies hires key executives to enhance its capabilities and establish itself as an industry expert to grow beyond borders. As the COO, Llewellyn-Jones will steer the firm’s market-facing business to propel multi-asset growth, working collaboratively with business line leaders.

Heffernan will focus on advancing TT’s global fixed-income business, while Green will expand the core futures and options franchise. Llewellyn-Jones and Heffernan will be based in New York, with Green operating from London.

Trading Technologies Adds Industry Leaders to the Team

The CEO, Keith Todd, discovered the most valuable industry gems in the capital market. Here is a brief profile of each new hire and their areas of expertise.

Justin Llewellyn-Jones

Justin Llewellyn

Justin has had a successful fintech and financial services career for almost 30 years, with extensive experience in London and New York. He has extensive knowledge of capital markets, particularly in equities, foreign exchange, and derivatives. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Manchester, he pursued a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Cardiff University. 

Here is a table that displays his career progression:

Broadridge Financial SolutionChief Product Officer (2022-2023)
Head of Capital Markets (Equities, FX & Derivatives) (2019-2023)
IONGlobal Head of Derivatives (2018-2019)
FidessaGlobal Head of Derivatives (2013-2019)
COO Americas (2011-2019)
Managing Director (2008-2013)

Alun Green

Alun Green

Alun has 24 years of experience in financial markets and technology and deeply understands complex financial instruments. He is a renowned industry leader in Futures and Options and has developed a thorough understanding of the derivatives market. Alun holds two Master of Science degrees in Mathematics, one from the University of Oxford and the other from Queen Mary University of London.

Here is a table that displays his career progression:

FISManaging Director (2015-2023)
SunGardEVP Deputy Head Derivatives Utility (2015)
Head of Strategy – Post-trade derivatives and securities (2014-2015)
General Manager (2008-2015)
SunGard, GMISVP, Global Head of Operations (2007)
Caylon FinancialHead of IT Business Analysis (2006-2007)
Development Manager (2000-2005)
Carr FuturesAnalyst Programmer (1999-2000)

Christopher Heffernan

Chris Hefferman

Chris is a seasoned professional with over twenty years of experience in the fixed-income market. Chris is a highly competitive individual and a leader in his industry. Over the course of his professional journey, he has unfailingly showcased his proficiency in bolstering and driving the progress and triumph of fixed-income trading enterprises. Over the past decade, Chris has been at the forefront of the evolution and electronification of the fixed-income market. 

Here is a table that displays his career progression:

Rides FARAdvisory Board Member 
Flow TradersHead of Fixed Income Sales (2019-2023)
SumRidge PartnersDirector: Institutional Sales – High Yield and Investment Grade Credit (2011-2018)
Broadpoint GleacherVice President: Institutional Sales (2010-2011) 
Morgan StanleyVice President: Debt Capital Markets – Corporate Bond Trading Desk Analyst (2007-2010)
Associate: Debt Capital Markets – General Fixed Income Sales (2001-2006)

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