10 years as a High Frequency Trader (HFT), coding and creating mathematical models to trade listed companies worldwide Kenny understands edge and value. Helped grow Getco, an elite HFT firm, from a 15 employee startup to a 1,500 employee public company. He worked in both Chicago and London. He also founded and managed a boutique alternative asset fund. In his free time, Kenny enjoys setting challenges for himself. He’s an Ironman, a private pilot, an advanced open water SCUBA diver, a passably good skier, and a lover of travel. Kenny is married with two children.
BS Truman University (Math & Computer Science)
MBA Chicago Booth (2019)
Timing is everything, and no one knows this better than a trader. Jeff traded his own money at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and was on its board. In the mid-nineties, he was part of a group of equity owners that saw a huge opportunity and remade the entire exchange. When he joined the CME Board, it was worth less than $200 million and had less than $20 million in the bank. CME was the first exchange to demutualize, and the first to go public in November of 2002. Today it is a $55B company and the largest exchange in the world. In April of 2007, he used his market intuition and network to help found Hyde Park Angels. HPA is one of the most active angel groups in the United States. Jeff actively recruited like minded investors dedicated to fostering the entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout the Midwest. In 2017, He was an advisor to the G7 on the future of work, artificial intelligence and big data.
BS Gies College of Business University of Illinois
MBA Chicago Booth