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