Tim Mahoney

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Tim Mahoney
Occupation Former CEO
Employer BIDS Trading
Website www.bidstrading.com

Tim Mahoney was formerly the CEO of BIDS Trading, a New York-based alternative trading system for the U.S. equity block trading.[1] He was named BIDS CEO in October 2006 and announced his planned retirement from the position in March 2021. He has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry and global equities market.[2] [3]

He is also a board member of the New York Block Exchange.[4]


Before he joined BIDS Trading, Mahoney was head of Equity Trading for Merrill Lynch Investment Managers for seven years where he oversaw a 24-hour trading desk that traded more than $100 billion in equities. He also worked in Merrill's Unit Investment Trust Department for 16 years, where he held a number of positions including head of equity trading and chief investment officer. While at Merrill Lynch, Mahoney helped create the “Dogs of the Dow” series of investments. He started his career at Merrill Lynch in 1979 as a summer intern on the floor of the American Stock Exchange.[5]

Mahoney has been a member of the New York Stock Exchange's institutional advisory committee and market performance committee. He also served on advisory committees at Nasdaq Stock Market, the Boston Stock Exchange and the Investment Company Institute.[6] [7]


Mahoney is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross (BA) and New York University’s Stern School of Business (MBA).[8] He is a CFA.