About Us

Our Founder and President, Jeff Bacidore, was 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. Jeff began his career as a visiting Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, and taught in the Undergraduate and Executive Education Programs at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.


Jeff has 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, multiday portfolio trading algorithms.


In addition, he has created cutting-edge trading analytics and models that use both traditional statistical methods and machine learning techniques. His research has been presented at the NYSE, Nasdaq, SEC, and numerous professional and academic conferences and featured in leading business publications including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and The New York Times. Jeff has also testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on market structure issues. His written work has been published in numerous academic and practitioner journals.  His new book Algorithmic Trading: A Practitioner's Guide is available now on Amazon and Apple Books.


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.

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* Released July 2020