Robert D'Arco

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Robert D'Arco
Occupation CEO
Employer Rival Systems
Location Chicago, IL
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Rob D’Arco is the CEO of Rival Systems, a derivatives execution and risk management software firm launched in 2015. He is responsible for overseeing all operations and technology for the firm.


D'Arco has used his technology and finance background to build advanced trading systems for over 12 years. Before joining Rival, he was the director of technology from 2003-2015 for Ronin Capital LLC, a proprietary trading firm in Chicago. At Ronin he oversaw the development of the firm’s options trading and risk management platform and worked with traders to build automated trading strategies across all asset classes.

Before he worked in the trading industry, D'Arco was a project manager for Sapient Corporation from 1999-2002, overseeing global software development projects. He started his career in technology consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he designed, developed and implemented IT systems for Fortune 500 clients.

He has also been involved in other businesses and organizations. In 2002 he partnered with a childhood friend to open Moto Restaurant in Chicago. From 2012 to 2014 he worked with the One11ven Hospitality Group to help open and manage the finances for Jellyfish Restaurant in Chicago. He currently serves on the Finance Commission for the Village of Hinsdale. [1]


D'Arco holds a bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and in 2011 he received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

MarketsWiki Education

D'Arco participated in the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in Chicago in July of 2016.


  1. Class of 1994 20th Reunion Award Recipients. St. Ignatius Prep Alumni.