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January 13th,2020
Lessons in SHIFTing gears from bootstrapped startup founder Jim Downs

Jim Downs, CEO of Chicago-based custom trading software company Connamara Systems, has had a fascinating career path. Once an avionics engineer, an Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) telemetry expert with the CIA, and market maker at the CBOT and CBOE, he founded Connamara in 1998. On today’s episode, he shares some of the lessons he has
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January 2nd,2020
2020 Outlook: Dan Curry, Connamara Systems

Markets Media Dan Curry is Head of Business Development at Connamara Systems. What was the key theme for your business in 2019? Dan Curry, Connamara The key theme for our business in 2019 was efficiency, demonstrated mainly by our EP3 technology solution. EP3, launched in March, is a ground-up rebuild of our matching engine technology,
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November 22nd,2019
Exchanges Powered by the Cloud: Connamara Systems’ Jim Downs at FIA Expo 2019

JLN FIA EXPO 2019 Jim Downs, the founder and CEO of Connamara Systems, talked with JLN at FIA Expo 2019 about the launch of their new platform EP3, which is designed to ease clients’ launch of new exchanges and asset classes, and the launch of their first client, MaterialsXchange.  He said the company wanted to
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October 30th,2019
MaterialsXchange Launches with First Raw Materials Transaction

MaterialsXchange’s digital marketplace streamlines the buying and selling of raw materials CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MaterialsXchange (“MX”), an electronic marketplace for buying and selling raw materials, went live on Monday with the first transaction executed shortly after the launch. The first listings on MX are wood products, specifically Oriented Strand Board (OSB), European Spruce (Euro Spruce) lumber, and Southern
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