NinjaTrader snatches CTO Hazim Macky from US crypto exchange Coinme

Rick Steves

Hazim Macky’s career includes leading roles at Coinme, Remitly, Amazon, and Microsoft.

NinjaTrader Group has appointed Hazim Macky as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), a newly established role that reports to chief executive Martin Franchi.

The provider of clearing, brokerage, and technology solutions for active traders will now count with Hazim Macky, who brings more than 20 years of experience, to lead the technology department in the group’s two subsidiaries, NinjaTrader and Tradovate.

Hazim Macky joins NinjaTrader from US-based cryptocurrency cash exchange Coinme, where he was VP of Engineering & CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) since January 2021. At Coinme, he ran the engineering, infrastructure and security, and data analytics organizations.

Prior to 2021, he held the role of Director, Financial Systems of Remitly, a leading digital financial services provider for immigrants and their families in over 170 countries. Remitly went public in September 2021 via initial public offering.

His career also includes software engineering management positions at Amazon and Microsoft.

At Amazon, he led engineering teams that propelled voice shopping via the Alexa personal assistant and oversaw the homepage and shared navigation engineering teams to ensure the quality of the Amazon.com customer experience.

At Microsoft, he was a member of the engineering leadership team driving the Customer Experience for the company’s Bing search engine.

Prior to moving to the United States, he held multiple roles at various subsidiaries of Egypt-based mobile telecommunications company Orascom Telecome Holding.

NinjaTrader to expand team to build out new products and offerings

Martin Franchi, Chief Executive Officer at NinjaTrader, said: “NinjaTrader Group is committed to innovation and, through technology, making futures available to a broader audience. Hazim has a tremendous track record of building and enhancing easy-to-use technology that has a tangible impact all over the world, including with iconic brands like Amazon and Microsoft. His experience and leadership will bring the technology experience we offer our clients to an entirely new level.”

Hazim Macky, Chief Technology Officer at NinjaTrader, said: “I’m excited to join NinjaTrader Group, an organization committed to unlocking value for its fast-growing client base with technology that is best-in-class and intuitive. Technology is a key differentiator that enables NinjaTrader’s mission of transforming retail futures and meeting the trading community’s growing demand for innovative products and services. Over the coming year, we’ll be significantly expanding our team, attracting great talent and investing in diversity as we build out new products and offerings.”

NinjaTrader and Tradovate have double down on its cryptocurrency offering by offering trading from day one of the new Nano Bitcoin futures launched in June by Coinbase Derivatives Exchange.

The NinjaTrader Group continues to expand its retail trader audience, especially since the acquisition of retail broker Tradovate, having reported a year-to-date trading activity at the combined entity exceeding 65 million futures contracts.

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