Team

The AlgoTrader development team is made up of the following specialists with skills in quantitative finance, software development & algorithmic trading:

Andy Flury

Founder & CEO

Andy Flury is a serial Entrepreneu and Software Development Expert. He served as senior project manager and software architect at Siemens Switzerland AG. Amongst others, he led projects at the Swiss intelligence Agency and various major banks and insurance companies. After leaving Siemens Andy Flury became partner and Head of Algorithmic Trading at Linard Capital AG, a small swiss hedge fund, where he was responsible for the definition, implementation, operation and monitoring of quantitative trading strategies. Andy Flury holds a Masters in Industrial Management and Manufacturing Engineering from ETH Zurich and an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen.

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Martin Trepp

CFO & Head Business Development

Martin Trepp has extensive experience in an array of managerial activities. He supervised large-scale construction projects at Implenia. He also directed turnaround activities and held a number of managerial positions in Finance at Implenia. Following the successful merger with a leading construction firm, he coordinated post-merger activities and spent several years in senior leadership positions within Implenia. Crossing industry lines, Martin next became Chief Financial Officer at Hug Group, a market leading wholesale and retail firm. During this time, he also oversaw the acquisition and successful integration of a number of companies. Since 2010 he assists numerous national and international companies as consultant and interim manager in different roles such as CEO, COO and CFO. One of his last assignments was COO and CFO at the Silicon Valley Startup Balluun. In 2016 he joint AlgoTrader as CFO & Head Business Development. Martin Trepp is Swiss Certified Expert in Accounting and Controlling and holds an Executive MBA from the University of Applied Sciences Bern.

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Taylor Nigro

US Director of Sales

Taylor Nigro has 15 plus years of financial sales experience including 6 years as NYSE sales trader. He was director of sales at a cash management solutions company, director of sales at an algorithm software execution company. Taylor Nigro has successfully sold to C-Level officers at pension funds, hedge funds and asset management companies. In addition Taylor Nigro successfully helped setting up a start-up Algorithmic Trading company. Taylor Nigro graduated at Adelphi University with B.A. in Communications.

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Oleg Kalnichevski

Architect & Lead Developer

Oleg has over 15 years of practical experience in design, development and maintenance of large scale financial applications. He is a principal contributor to several open-source projects such Apache HttpClient (a component integrated into every Android Phone), Apache HttpAsyncClient and Apache Mime4J and is a member of Apache Software Foundation. Oleg holds a Master of Science (hons) in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems from London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Robert Kolar

Quantitative Strategy Developer

Robert has over 20 years of experience in building large scale enterprise information systems. He has served as lead software developer and architect at many companies in a diverse range of industry sectors including financial services, telecommunications and health care. His core areas of expertise are Java/JEE programming, real-time processing, distributed systems, cloud computing, web services, network technologies and big data. He has over 10 years of experience in derivatives trading with special focus on algorithmic trading systems design and development. Robert holds a Master of Computer and Information Science and Telecommunications.

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Vince Golding

Quantitative Strategy Developer

Vince is a passionate software engineer who has over 15 years of experience building highly available near real-time distributed systems. Having worked across a variety of sectors including process automation and telecommunications, he has spent the last 10 years working for some of the world’s largest investment banks building Fixed Income and FX trading systems. Some of his other interests include machine learning, artificial intelligence, distributed systems and Big Data.

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Ricardo Ribeiro

Senior Quantitative Trading Systems Developer (until April 2016)

Ricardo Ribeiro has over 20 years of experience in portfolio and risk management for the investment and finance sector in positions ranging from software developer to proprietary trader and portfolio manager. He holds a Professional Risk Manager (PRM™) designation from the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) and is a 2016 Level II Candidate in the CFA Program.

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Alexander Temerev

Quantitative Strategy Developer

Alexander Temerev is a consultant financial software engineer with more than 15 years of experience in FX execution, smart order routing and FIX protocol solutions, having major Swiss banks and hedge funds as his clients. After working for many years as a CEO of his own consulting company in Geneva, Switzerland, he decided to join AlgoTrader to bring his immense experience and existing developments to the team. He maintains wide array of interests in network science, epidemic models, functional programming, computational biology, neuroscience and artificial intelligence.

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Marco Terzer

Quantitative Strategy Developer

Marco has over 15 years of experience in software design and development. He holds a PhD in Computational Science from ETH Zurich and has published several research papers during his academic career. He has implemented sophisticated multi-core algorithms to solve hard optimization problems from computational geometry and systems biology. After his research period he has specialized in the trading domain and has quickly become an expert on FX trading algos, smart order routing, low latency applications, zero garbage systems and the development of quantitative trading strategies. Marco has been working in the financial industry in Zurich and Melbourne for over 10 years. Because his work is also his passion, he has (co-)initiated and contributed to several open source projects: unix4j, javasoft decimal, polco, efmtool etc. He has been involved in the AlgoTrader project since 2011.

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Guillermo Zunino

Eclipse Developer

Guillermo Zunino is a Systems Engineer with more than 10 years of experience with Eclipse related technologies, designing and developing RCP products and Eclipse plugins, both commercially and open source.
With a strong focus on automated testing, he has also lead distributed teams developing Mobile and Enterprise solutions in the bank, insurance and health industry, following Agile methodologies.

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Karel Vavra

Quantitative Strategy Developer

Karel Vávra spent most of his career as a leading software developer and architect of one of most popular recruitment technologies in Netherlands. At the same time, he dedicated many years to research and development of automated trading systems. He used to focus mainly on application of various machine learning techniques to build adaptive trading systems. In 2011 he started researching mean reversion strategies based on statistical arbitrages and since then he focuses on these. He is owner and lead developer of the Pair Trading Lab project. Karel Vávra holds a Masters in Computer Sciences / Information Technologies from Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Ranjit Rathod

Java / JEE Developer

Ranjit has over 8 years of experience in design, development and support of software applications and products. He holds MCA (Master of Computer Applications) and played a role of Technical Lead for Orange, O2 and T-System. He is SCJP, SCBCD, SCWCD and SOA fundamentals certified and mainly involved in Java/J2EE developments. He is part of the core AlgoTrader development team responsible for new features and enhancements.

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