BRIAN ROSS - CHief Executive Officer
Brian Ross is an industry leader in multi-asset securities trading systems with over 20 years of experience leading Wall Street software firms. As a Subject Matter Expert, he is frequently asked to speak at industry events and write content for industry publications.
After graduating from the University of Oregon, Brian began an engineering career at NASA where he led development of mission critical software and systems for the Galileo, Voyager and Hubble space missions, receiving three NASA accommodations for his leadership in developing software systems.
Brian then took his engineering and technology skills to Wall Street where he joined Blackrock, a leading fixed income money manager, where he developed and managed the database systems for Aladdin, the Blackrock Trading System.
Blackrock bought a controlling stake in Trepp LLC and Brian was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Under his leadership, Trepp became the leading provider of CMBS and commercial mortgage information, analytics and technology to the securities and investment management community.
Brian 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 - co-founder
Randy Prager 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, Randy often questions the status quo, working from the questions to develop new solutions.
At FIX Flyer, Randy 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 FIX Flyer, Randy led software development and technology teams at both startup and big companies, including Scopeware, MarketXT and Bloomberg.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, he holds a double major in Economics and Electrical & Computer Engineering.