Rick Lane

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Rick Lane
Rick Lane CHAIRMAN & CEO of Trading Technologies.jpg
Location Chicago
Twitter @R1ck_L4n3
Website www.tradingtechnologies.com
Blog Trade Talk

Rick Lane is the former chairman and CEO of Trading Technologies, a Chicago-based privately held independent professional trading software firm.[1] He left the firm in early 2021.[2]


Before taking the CEO role and later the chairman's post, he was the executive vice president and chief technology officer at TT and led TT’s global engineering, support and technology initiatives. He was appointed CTO on April 2, 2012 and became CEO on February 5, 2014, replacing Harris Brumfield. He replaced Brumfield as chairman of the company in December 2018.[3] [4]

Lane rejoined the company in 2012 from Google, where he worked as a product manager on their display ad serving technology. He first joined TT in June 2010, when TT acquired the company he cofounded, TickIt Trading Systems with Michael Unetich.[5][6][7][8]

Lane first joined TT in June 2010, when TT acquired the company he co-founded, TickIt Trading Systems. At TickIt, he was the principal architect of ADL, a visual programming platform for automated trading. Using drag-and-drop building blocks, ADL allows traders and programmers alike to rapidly design, test and deploy automated futures and options trading programs without writing a single line of code. ADL is now fully integrated with version 7.11 of X_TRADER, TT’s signature order entry screen. X_TRADER 7.11 and ADL were released to customers in March 2012 as part of a milestone trading platform upgrade.

Before cofounding TickIt in October 2009, Lane worked for a proprietary trading firm, where he developed trading algorithms for the Chicago futures markets. Before entering the financial sector, he worked at consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, where he developed defense-analysis software for the U.S. Department of Defense and other government agencies.

John Lothian News Interviews[edit]

The Great Migration - Rick Lane, Trading Technologies
Trading Technologies Chairman and CEO Rick Lane talks about revitalizing an entrenched product, TT’s order management system, and the decision to offer infrastructure-as-a-service.

Rick Lane of Trading Technologies Talks Mobile Trading and Legacy Systems
Rick Lane, chief technology officer of Trading Technologies is overseeing a major overhaul of how Trading Technologies develops its solutions. In part 1 of this two-part video with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf, he talks about mobile trading trends, the legacy challenges for the futures industry and rebuilding Trading Technologies’ entire architecture — and how this will all come together. In Lane’s view, rethinking the way technology is built and delivered means finding a balance of buying existing software and combining it with new solutions, a departure from the firm that traditionally built everything in-house. Published Dec. 1, 2012.[9]

In this video of JLN's annual series with industry leaders, Lane talks more about TT’s work with GDAX in the cryptocurrency space and the necessity for industry service providers to harness the copious amounts of data they love to talk about.

MarketsWiki Education[edit]

Lane participated in the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in 2014 in Chicago.


Lane graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.