Delivering Financial Software Excellence for 25+ Years

Connamara’s leadership team brings decades of experience, a foundation in financial services, trading, capital markets, and a global perspective.

Connamara Leadership

Jim Downs

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mike Gatny

Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Curry

Chief Revenue Officer

John Vatianou

Chief Information Security Officer

Kevin Siamis

Vice President and Director of Engineering

Amanda Peterson, CPA

Director of Finance

Connamara Advisory Board

Travis Schwab

Travis Schwab has worked across a diverse set of companies and asset classes in front-, middle-, and back-office roles. Currently the CEO of Eventus Systems, Inc., a regulatory technology software firm, he has a broad background working in product sales in the financial services industry at firms such as Trading Technologies and Calyon Financial (now Société Générale). Mr. Schwab holds a Bachelor of Finance from Loyola University Chicago.

Maureen Downs

Maureen Downs is a respected industry veteran with over 35 years of experience in derivative financial instruments, holding executive roles at brokerages, trading firms, regulatory bodies, and trade associations. She is Chair of the National Futures Association, the self-regulatory body for the futures and swaps industries. She is also CEO of MC Downs & Co, a business advisory firm. She holds a Bachelor of Business in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Law School.

Stephen A. Brodsky

Stephen A. Brodsky is a highly regarded capital markets professional with years of experience in senior roles at exchanges, trading firms, brokerages, and investment firms. He has served as President of CHX Holdings, CEO of Spot Trading LLC, Managing Director of Vernon and Park Capital, Vice President of Investment Banking at Mesirow Financial, and Chief Strategy Officer of R.J. O’Brien. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University and his Juris Doctor and MBA from Northwestern University.

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