David Rutter

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David Rutter
Occupation Founder and Managing Partner
Employer R3
Location New York, NY
Twitter @daviderutter1
LinkedIn Profile
Website r3.com

David Rutter is the co-founder and CEO of R3, a financial innovation firm that works with more than 50 global financial institutions to design and deliver distributed ledger technologies to the global financial markets. It is also the company responsible for creating the Corda distributed ledger platform.[1][2]

He previously served for ten years as the CEO of electronic broking at ICAP PLC, the world's largest interdealer broker, where he led the BrokerTec fixed income and EBS foreign exchange platforms.[3]

In September 2014 he agreed to join the strategic advisory board of Green Key Technologies.[4]


Before joining ICAP, Rutter was co-owner and CEO (Americas) of Prebon Yamane. His tenure at Prebon began in 1988. He later served as managing director of the Americas for Prebon Yamane USA, Inc. from 1992 to 1997. From 1997 to 1999, he took on the role of global head of e-commerce for Prebon. He has served in various capacities including global chief executive officer of Prebon Energy and managing director of the Americas. He has served as chief executive officer for a number of entities in the financial world in addition to Prebon, including BrokerTec USA LLC of Brokertec Global, LLC, and R3 CEV LLC. He has also served on several corporate boards of entities in the e-commerce field.[5]

David Rutter founded R3 CEV in 2013.[6] He has described the platform as "the operating system for finance," likening it to Apple's App Store.[7]


David Rutter received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Villanova University in 1984.[8]


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  2. R3 Will Close Blockchain's Biggest-Ever Investment in Q1, CEO Says. Coindesk.
  3. ICAP Executive Team. ICAP.
  4. David Rutter To Join Green Key's Advisory Board. Digital Journal.
  5. David Edward Rutter. Bloomberg.
  6. David E. Rutter. Linkedin.
  7. This Wall Street veteran has raised $107 million to build the 'app store' of financial services. Business Insider.
  8. David E. Rutter. Linkedin.