After 17 years at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, senior technologist Lance Braunstein is appointed CIO at OptionsHouse

North American online stock and options brokerage OptionsHouse has appointed former Goldman Sachs technology executive Lance Braunstein as the company’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). OptionsHouse, which is owned by Aperture Group LLC, gains Mr. Braunstein at a critical time during which North America’s futures and options brokerages are looking toward continual technological innovation, a dynamic […]

Lance Braunstein CIO OptionsHouse

North American online stock and options brokerage OptionsHouse has appointed former Goldman Sachs technology executive Lance Braunstein as the company’s Chief Information Officer (CIO).

OptionsHouse, which is owned by Aperture Group LLC, gains Mr. Braunstein at a critical time during which North America’s futures and options brokerages are looking toward continual technological innovation, a dynamic that was apparent at the FinTech Exchange event in Chicago in April.

Prior to joining OptionsHouse, Mr. Braunstein was Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Banking Technology based in New York, a position that he held for 7 years.

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Mr. Braunstein’s institutional and banking technology experience expands over a 21 year period, a 10 year tenure at Morgan Stanley having preceded his post at Goldman Sachs.

Between 1998 and 2008, Mr. Braunstein was Managing Director of Technology at Morgan Stanley, at the firm’s New York headquarters, having joined the firm from Systems Engineering Group where he spent 3 years as a Managing Partner in Salt Lake City, Utah.

After graduating from the University of Rochester with a BA in Mathematics, Mr. Braunstein took his Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University from which he graduated in 1993. He gained his MBA from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 2005.

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