Gerald D. Putnam
Gerald Putnam is a 30-year financial services industry veteran who was chairman and CEO of TruMarx Data Partners, a web-based execution platform for individual bi-lateral OTC transactions, from 2011 to 2012. He was named to the post in February 2011, succeeding Jon Olson, TruMarx's founding CEO.
He is also a former president of the New York Stock Exchange. Putnam was selected as one of Time Magazine's Outstanding Innovators in 2000. He also started the Chicago firm Archipelago, which created one of a new class of trading systems known as electronic communications networks (ECNs). He is a member of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago.
In November of 2009, Putnam, along with two other people, was ordered to pay $11 million to Lewis Borsellino, a former Chicago Mercantile Exchange trader who accused them of fraud when they bought him out of a partnership that created a now-defunct electronic trading firm, Chicago Trading & Arbitrage (CTA).
- TruMarx Names Jerry Putnam Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Press Release.
- Gerald Putnam. BusinessWeek.
- Quicker On The Draw In A Wall Street Showdown. TIME.com.
- Press Release. Security Software Zone.
- Ex-NYSE President Putnam Found Guilty Of Fraud. Reuters.