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FARID NAIB, Chairman of the Board

Mr. Naib has 25 years of experience in the financial technology industry as an entrepreneur, investor and manager. He served as Director of Gain Capital prior to its initial public offering in December 2010. Previously, he founded FNX Limited, a leading provider of global over-the-counter trading technology to the world’s largest financial institutions. FNX was acquired by GL Trade (now part of FIS). Mr. Naib has served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Additionally, he joined YPO in 1999, and served as YPO Philadelphia Gold Chapter Chair, and as the Northeast US Regional chair and was a member of the YPO Global Board of Directors and Chair of the Chapters and Regions committee from 2017-2020. He currently serves as the lead ambassador for YPO Global and sits on the Board of Directors of Little Kids Rock. Mr. Naib holds an M.B.A. from Wharton and a BBA from Emory University.


Mr. Hollin is a Partner at LLR Partners, a Philadelphia-based private equity firm with over $5 billion of capital under management. Prior to joining LLR in 2000, Mitchell co-founded and served as Managing Director of Advanta Partners, a private equity firm focused on the financial services sector. His experience with private equity began while an Associate with Patricof and Co. Ventures, now Apax Partners. Mitchell currently serves on the boards of Celero Commerce, CompoSecure, DaySmart Software, Midigator, PCS Retirement and YCharts. Previously, he served as a director of CyberShift, Fleet One, Heartland Payments, Global Payments, Peachtree Financial, Princeton Softech, Prophet 21 and Ultimus Fund Solutions. Mr. Hollin received an M.B.A. from Wharton and a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania.

SAM RYDER, Director

Mr. Ryder is a Vice President at LLR Partners, a Philadelphia-based private equity firm with more than $5 billion raised across six funds where he evaluates new investment opportunities and works with senior managers to enhance and create value, primarily in the Financial Technology industry. Before joining LLR, Mr. Ryder was as an investment banking associate at Fidus Partners. Prior to that he was an analyst in the structured finance advisory group at Ernst & Young.


Mr. Robert Philip Forlenza, is Senior Partner at Spring Lake Equity Partners LLC. Mr. Forlenza joined Tudor Growth Equity in 1994 and focuses on investments in software, business services, and financial technologies sectors. Mr. Forlenza served as Managing Partner of Tudor Investment Corporation’s private equity group since 1995. Previously, Mr. Forlenza served as a Vice President at Carlisle Capital from 1989 to 1994, where he played a key role in the acquisition and management of several plastics companies, which were consolidated to form Carlisle Plastics. He also served as a Management Consultant at Bain and Company where he worked in a variety of industries including communications services, financial services, and information technology. Mr. Forlenza was also an Executive with the American Management Company where he initially served as Chief Financial Officer and was later appointed Chief Executive Officer. He was a Director at Allegro Development Corporation since January 2010. He served as Director at Enherent Corp. since November 1996. He has vast years of investing and operating experience. Mr. Forlenza received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1982 and a B.S. in Accounting and Business Administration from the Washington and Lee University in 1978.


Mr. Maschler is the Chairman of Trillium Trading, a premier proprietary trading fund that excels in short-term equity trading and portfolio management. Over his 20 years in the electronic trading industry, Mr. Maschler has also founded or co-founded Lion Cave Capital, Castle Financial Management, Castle Strategic Trading, Hubb Solutions, Trillium’s Fundamental Value Fund and Small Cap Tactical Fund. Most recently, Mr. Maschler has introduced Surveyor, a next generation trade surveillance platform, to the trading community.

LON GORMAN, Director

Mr. Gorman served as the Vice Chairman of Charles Schwab from July 1999 until November 2004. Prior to Charles Schwab, he spent 16 years at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was a managing director and Head of Global Equity Trading. Previously, he was a partner at F. Eberstadt & Co. with responsibility for institutional sales and trading. From May 2003 until May 2012, Mr. Gorman served as a director of NASDAQ OMX. In addition, Mr. Gorman was the Chairman of NYFIX, a financial technology company focusing on electronic trading and straight-through processing solutions for the brokerage community, from September 2006 until December 2009.



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