Keith Todd assumes role as CEO of Trading Technologies

Rick Steves

The new Trading Technologies chief executive is a CBE, meaning Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He was awarded the title in 2004 for services to the Telecommunications Industry, particularly for driving the Broadband agenda. 

7RIDGE has completed the acquisition of Trading Technologies, the fintech giant that creates professional trading software, infrastructure and data solutions for proprietary traders, brokers, money and risk managers, hedge funds, and CTAs.

The growth equity firm founded by Carsten Kengeter, former CEO of UBS and Deutsche Boerse, appointed Keith Todd as chief executive of TT, who has assumed his role this week.

Aggressive roadmap for product and market expansion

7RIDGE’s acquisition of TT also brings to the table global exchanges Cboe and SGX as strategic limited partners with a stake in the fintech firm as TT becomes a leading operating system of capital markets.

Trading Technologies first announced the deal with 7RIDGE in November and the appointment of Keith Todd as chief executives. At that time, he mentioned the firm’s exceptional global client base and great relationships with exchanges all over the world, as well as robust technology and a dedicated, experienced team.

“The firm has an aggressive roadmap for product and market expansion. I have long been a firm believer in the power of SaaS to deliver to clients better technology, greater cost savings, and more efficient use of resources. I’m excited by this opportunity to lead TT into its next transformational phase with its outstanding new SaaS platform and the infusion of growth capital from 7RIDGE”, he said.

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Keith Todd, Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Keith Todd is a tech industry veteran who, since 1975, played key roles in the future of technology. First, as CFO of GEC Marconi, he then moved to CEO of International Computers Limited in 1987.

A total of more than 40 years of global technology business experience from publicly listed and large multi-nationals to start-up businesses, including being Executive Chairman and CEO of KRM22 and Non-Executive Chairman of Blighter Surveillance a private Radar business.

From 2002 to 2017 he served as Executive Chairman of Aim listed FFastFill plc (“FFastFill”), provider of SaaS to the global derivatives community. Keith retained this position even after FFastFillwas acquired by Ion Group in 2013.

He was non-executive chairman of AIM-listed Amino Technologies plc a provider of digital TV entertainment andcloud solutions to network operators from 2005 to 2017.

He also served as Non-executive Chairmanof UK Broadband Stakeholder Group (a UK Government advisory board), Easynet PLCand Chief Executive of ICL PLC.

The new Trading Technologies chief executive is a CBE, meaning Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He was awarded the title in 2004 for services to the Telecommunications Industry, particularly for driving the Broadband agenda.

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