Getco Names New CTO

Getco announced on Monday it has appointed Jon Ross as the market maker’s chief technology officer. Ross will oversee the firm’s strategic technology platform and the development of its suite of trading technology and execution services products.

Ross will be based out of Getco’s Chicago headquarters and will report to Dan Coleman, the company’s chief executive officer.

Coleman said in a statement that Ross’s deep understanding of market structure will provide valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities facing investors as they seek optimal trading and execution experiences. 

A long-time technology veteran, Ross has been in the trading industry for the past eight years and with Getco for the past four. Prior to his appointment as CTO, Ross was head of Getco Execution Services (GES) in Europe and oversaw order management, execution and technology solutions for the company’s European clients.

Previously, Ross served as CTO of the Nasdaq stock market and of the alternative trading system Inet. He has held technology leadership roles at Microsoft, Island and Instinet.

Getco also recently appointed Robert Smith as head of Europe and Farid Moslehi as head of Asia.