Rick Lane is chief executive officer of Trading Technologies, the private global trading software provider.
“(The expenses that) traders spend on technology has been put under a microscope,” he told Blue Sky. “We have expertise outside their competency. And nothing stays the same in the industry. We have to give ourselves a platform that lets us not always have to predict where things are going.”
Lane joined TT in 2010 when it acquired the company he co-founded, TickIt Trading Systems. He left for a product manager job at Google in September 2011, then rejoined TT in April 2012 as its CTO.
Prior to TickIt, Lane developed trading algorithms for a proprietary trading firm. Previously he worked at consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, where he created defense-analysis software.
Lane holds his bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.