George Kledaras is a leader in developing financial software for
instantaneous global trading anywhere, anytime, and most importantly,
by everyone. He is the founder of technology company FIX Flyer and advocates open
electronic trading standards, and a frequent speaker on the major
technology issues of our time.
The goal of FIX Flyer,
he said, is to re-invent high-volume electronic trading.
He is well known throughout the technology world as the founder,
in 1996, of Javelin Technologies Inc. At Javelin, he was recognized
as the leader in the Financial Information Exchange (FIX) industry,
especially through his initiative in creating the first high-speed
messaging FIX engine built entirely in Java.
Then, in 2000, he helped to ignite the world of high-speed global
trading with Appia. Javelin was sold in 2002 to Nyfix, Inc.
Kledaras received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh
University in Bethlehem, PA, and an MS degree in Mathematics from
the Courant Institute at New York University. He is currently an
adjunct professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Business,
lecturing on entrepreneurship.
serves a principal advisory role at Lehigh University in helping
develop new engineering, business and finance majors customized
to the ever-changing worldwide demands for financial technology
and software expertise.
With his home and office in New York City, Kledaras says he lives
and works in the two greatest cities of the world, the East
Side of Manhattan and the West Side of Manhattan.
While he never stops talking about the future of technology, he
treasures the early days of the computer, so much so
that he still has first computer, the Atari 800 with its 48K of
memory. To this day, the machine works great, he says, and it is not