Brian Ross is an industry leader in multi-asset securities trading systems. Ross has over 20 years of experience leading Wall Street software firms including frequently speaking at industry events and writing for industry publications.
After graduating from the University of Oregon, Ross began an engineering career at NASA where he led development of mission critical software and systems for the Galileo, Voyager and Hubble space missions. Ross received three NASA accommodations for his leadership in developing software systems.
In 1995, Ross took his engineering and technology skills to Wall Street where he joined Blackrock, a leading fixed income money manager. Ross developed and managed the database systems for Aladdin, the Blackrock Trading System. At Blackrock, Ross met George Kledaras. They worked together on the Blackrock trading systems from 1994 to 1996.
In 1997, Blackrock bought a controlling stake in Trepp LLC and appointed Ross Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Under Ross’s leadership, Trepp became the leading provider of CMBS and commercial mortgage information, analytics and technology to the securities and investment management community.
Brian is now Chief Executive Officer of FIX Flyer. Ross has graduate degrees in management and computer science from the Claremont Graduate School and Johns Hopkins University. He has also completed graduate studies in mathematics from the Courant Institute at New York University.
Randy Prager is co-founder of FIX Flyer. He is known and followed widely in the technology community for his leadership in creating next-generation software platforms in electronic trading, securities analysis, and knowledge management. In writing and talking about technology issues, Prager often questions the status quo, working from the questions to develop new solutions.
At FIX Flyer, Prager is leading the development of software and other technology advances FIX, FIXML and electronic trading. The goal is to provide a cost effective and open solution so that FIX becomes standard across all security types and counterparty communications.
Before joining Kledaras in his new ventures, Prager led software development and technology teams at both startup and big companies, including Scopeware, MarketXT and Bloomberg.
Prager is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where he held a double major in Economics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering.