Our Founder and President, Jeff Bacidore, is formerly the Head of Algorithmic Trading at both Goldman Sachs and ITG (now Virtu), the Head of Research and Consulting in Credit Suisse's Advanced Execution Services (AES) group, and Head of Research at the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to this, Jeff was a visiting Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and also taught in the Executive Education Program at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
Jeff brings over 20 years of experience in algorithmic trading and quantitative finance across multiple asset classes. He has designed and implemented algorithms ranging from low latency, machine learning-enhanced smart routers through multi-asset, multi-day portfolio trading algorithms.
In addition, he has created cutting edge trading analytics and models utilizing both traditional statistical methods as well as machine learning techniques. His research has been presented at the NYSE, Nasdaq, SEC, and numerous professional and academic conferences. Jeff has also testified in the U.S. House of Representatives on market structure issues. His written work has been published in numerous academic and practitioner journals.
Jeff has a B.A. in Economics from Knox College, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Finance from Indiana University. He also attended the University of Chicago Business School as a University of Chicago Business Fellow.
Jeff currently lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.