Jarrod Yuster, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, is a financial services industry veteran with more than 14 years in institutional equity trading. Most recently Mr. Yuster was a Managing Director and Global Head of Merrill Lynch’s Portfolio and Electronic Trading, where he oversaw the business from inception in 2002. He was responsible for sales, trading, risk, service, product development and quantitative analytics for these products worldwide. His trading products reached over 85 global equity markets and were used by institutional clients, hedge funds, broker dealers and retail clients as well as Merrill Lynchâ€™s internal trading desks. His team built electronic and quantitative trading strategies and provided consulting to clients on execution, transaction cost analysis, trading technology and market structure. Mr. Yuster was on the equity management committee responsible for strategic investments and partnerships and held several Director and Advisory roles for portfolio companies and industry committees (including a member of the NSX Board of Directors, OES Marketgroup Board of Directors, FTEN Advisory Board, the NYSE electronic trading committee (ELTAC), and a NYSE seat in his name representing Merrill Lynch).
Mr. Yuster has extensive experience starting trading businesses. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Yuster led the quantitative and automated trading efforts in the portfolio trading group at Schwab Capital Markets where he joined from a Schwab-led start-up investment bank, Epoch Partners, which was sold to Goldman Sachs in 2001. Mr. Yuster has held positions in quantitative research and program trading at Bank of America Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities, both start-up trading desks.
Jarrod Yuster received his M.S. in electrical engineering from Columbia University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Yale University. Prior to working on Wall Street, Mr. Yuster worked as a product engineer, performing semiconductor research at Intel Corporation.