Rick Lane is EVP/CTO at Trading Technologies. He was a a founding partner and director of technology for TickIt Trading Systems LLC, which Trading Technologies acquired in 2010.
As chief technology officer, Lane leads TT’s global engineering, support and technology initiatives. He assumed this role in March 2012 after re-joining TT from Google, where he worked as a product manager on their display ad serving technology.
Lane first joined TT in June 2010, when TT acquired the company he cofounded, 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 XTRADER, TT’s signature order entry screen. XTRADER 7.11 and ADL were released to customers in March 2012 as part of a milestone trading platform upgrade.
Prior to 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.