Connamara Systems is pleased to welcome Stephen Brodsky to its Board of Advisors. Steve brings deep capital markets experience to the Board having held 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.
Steve is actively involved in a broad range of charitable, educational and civic organizations including Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and the National Organization of Investment Professionals. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University and his Juris Doctor and MBA from Northwestern University.
“Steve’s breadth of knowledge in equities, futures and derivatives will be invaluable to Connamara as we extend our software engineering services to new geographies and new asset classes,” said Jim Downs, CEO of Connamara. “And we will particularly benefit from his years of experience in investment banking and private equity as we consider strategic alternatives for the expansion and marketing of EP3, our highly regarded exchange platform and matching engine.”
About Connamara Systems, LLC
For over 22 years, Connamara has been fulfilling the business needs of capital markets clients by combining certainty of delivery with the highest possible quality. With unparalleled responsiveness to client needs, Connamara has engineered matching engines, trading platforms, risk systems, execution and order management systems, trading user interfaces and dashboards for exchanges, brokerages, fund managers, market makers, and proprietary traders. Its clients include innovative new marketplaces as well as leading global exchanges who rely on Connamara for the breadth of its domain knowledge and engineering expertise in market structure, trading, and system design. Connamara’s latest version of its platform, EP3, was released in March 2019. Built from the ground up utilizing Connamara’s best practices for design, testing, configuration, and deployment, EP3 offers extraordinary speed, resiliency, scalability, and self-healing capabilities.