Leadership Team

Jordan & Jordan is comprised of dedicated and knowledgeable industry professionals working under the guidance of our seasoned management team.


tomThomas (Tom) Jordan, President and CEO

Tom founded Jordan & Jordan in 1990 and co-founded the Financial Information Forum (FIF) in 1996. From 1985-1990, he was the Managing Director of Knight-Ridder Financial/Americas. Previously, Tom was the Chairman of Monchik-Weber, a Wall Street consulting and product development firm. He also held development and marketing positions at IBM. Prior to his business career, Tom served as an officer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1st Cavalry Division and the 1st Infantry Division.

Tom actively participates in many industry initiatives. He is the Advisory Chair of the Financial Information Forum, Advisory Committee Member of RIXML, and Co-Founder of Veterans in Financial Markets(VFM). He contributes to the industry as Advisory Member of the Securities Traders Association (STA), Consultant to the Securities Traders Association of New York (STANY), and a member of the advisory committee of the Consolidated Tape Association (CTA) and the Unlisted Trading Privileges (UTP) plan. He was inducted into the Incisive Media Market Data Hall of Fame and was recognized by FISD with a Lifetime Achievement award. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Knights of St. Patrick.

Tom holds a BS degree in Mathematics from Saint Peter's College and a MS in Industrial Administration from Union College in Schenectady, NY.


Chris MontagninoChris Montagnino, Managing Director, Compliance & Regulatory Solutions

Chris Montagnino is the Managing Director of Jordan & Jordan’s Compliance and Regulatory Solutions practice. Chris provides deep insight into regulatory compliance policies, requirements, and challenges gained from thirty years’ experience across the surveillance and regulatory landscape working for exchanges, sell-side and buy-side firms in financial services.

Prior to joining Jordan & Jordan, Chris was with Eventus, an industry leading trade surveillance provider, as a Director of Regulatory Affairs and most recently as Vice President of Professional Services. Over the course of his career, Chris has held senior compliance roles focusing on regulatory and surveillance with Deutsche Bank, Jefferies, Credit Suisse and Citi. While at Jefferies, Chris’ responsibilities included regular testing of the firm’s written supervisory procedures and controls in conjunction with the annual CEO attestation. He has also served as the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for First Republic Investment Management, Inc., a private wealth management firm with over a hundred portfolio managers and exceeding $30 billion in assets under management. Earlier in his career, Chris worked for NYSE Regulation as a Director in Market Surveillance performing assessments of the NYSE’s specialist and market trading surveillance programs. Chris began his career in the securities industry with NYSE Enforcement initially as an investigator and later as an attorney in litigation.

Chris holds a BA in Economics from New York University and earned his JD from Brooklyn Law School. Chris is a licensed attorney in both New York and New Jersey.

jim sudolJim Sudol, Managing Director of Market Data

Jim is the Managing Director for Jordan & Jordan’s Market Data Services practice; he has been helping J&J clients achieve and maintain their market data administrative and compliance goals since 2004. As Managing Director, Jim is committed to focusing his team on ensuring clients keep pace with the dynamics inherent in the market data space by imparting his experience and leveraging the collective knowledge of J&J’s colleagues. His experience has been developed from his over 17 years of experience, working with a broad range of clients including data feed providers, index developers, global investment banks, and security exchanges to assist with the development and implementation of compliance solutions that position clients to meet evolving market data administrative challenges.
Jim has specialized in application management and assessment, reviewing over 1500 unique applications across several global investment banks to ensure reporting and licensing compliance with the use of market and reference data for J&J clients. This includes identifying remediation strategies and helping to develop sustainable compliance programs such as application onboarding processes, documentation management, and computer-based training courses. In addition, Jim was instrumental in reviewing and updating a web-based application inventory system for a tier-one bank enabling the compliance team to quickly complete exchange documents and produce accurate analysis reports.
Most recently, Jim managed the market data requirements of three product launches for a global investment bank. He engaged and collaborated with vendors, exchanges, and business and tech team stakeholders to ensure compliance with exchange and index developer market data use and redistribution requirements. This involved execution of agreements, implementation of a compliant customer onboarding process including administration of subscriber agreements, putting a reporting process in place, and arranging for internal licensing allocations.
Jim has served on the FISD Executive Committee since 2010 and holds a BS degree in Business Management from the Pennsylvania State University.


Kathleen CallahanKathleen Callahan, Director Market Data Services

Kathleen Callahan manages the J&J market data audit practice, focusing on providing quote meter and multiple instance single-user audits to our clients. Kathleen manages the relationship with exchanges and the clients, ensuring firms are complying with relevant policies and guidelines through analysis and investigation, identifying issues, and offering mitigation. From a project management perspective Kathleen assists firms with streamlining processes, strategic planning, and organizational strategy.

Prior to joining the audit practice, Kathleen worked for 15 years as the Operations Director and Program Manager for the FIX Trading Community. As Operations Director, she was responsible for managing the program office team, facilitated issue resolution, and participated in strategic decision-making, ensuring that the focus and direction of the global industry organization were in line with the market trajectory. As Program Manager, she provided logistical and organizational coordination, collaborating closely with the community of asset managers, broker-dealers, exchanges, and vendors. Additionally, Kathleen maintains a position as the ISO Secretariat for SC9 WG1. Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University.

Howard MeyersonHoward Meyerson, Managing Director, Financial Information Forum (FIF)

Howard provides the management and oversight of all operational and content-driven activities, including leading several content-based working groups and subgroups.  In this role, he works directly with industry stakeholders and regulators to develop and advocate for practical solutions to several implementation-based issues on topics including SEC Rule 606, SEC Rule 605, SEC Rule 613 (CAT), FINRA Rule 2232, TRACE, EBS, OATS, SEC Rule 13H-1 and several additional regulatory initiatives.  Howard was most recently the Global Chief Compliance Officer at Liquidnet Holdings, Inc. During his time at Liquidnet, Howard managed legal, regulatory and compliance for the introduction and operation of the Liquidnet trading system in 46 countries on 6 continents.  Prior to Liquidnet, Howard worked at the Morgan Lewis law firm where he handled transactional, compliance and regulatory matters for broker-dealers, alternative trading systems, exchanges, investment advisors, hedge funds, swaps and derivatives dealers, CTFC registrants and other firms in the financial services industry.  Howard has been an active participant and leader in various financial services Committees and Industry Associations including the following: FINRA Market Regulation Committee, FINRA E-Brokerage Committee,  Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association – Technology and Regulation Committee, Financial Information Forum, and the New York City Bar Association Compliance Committee. 

Howard holds a BA from Columbia College and earned his JD from Harvard Law School. In addition, he has a Certificate in Analysis and Design of Information Systems from the Columbia University Computer Technology and Applications Program. Howard also holds the Series 7, 14, 24, 57, 63 and 65 licenses in the US and the Partners, Directors and Officers and Chief Compliance Officer licenses in Canada. 

Deirdre GoldenbogenDeirdre Goldenbogen, Executive Director, RIXML

As Executive Director of RIXML, Deirdre partners with the member firms to develop and enhance our robust suite of standards and guidance for distributing investment research and capturing investment interactions. She also manages the operational aspects of the organization and coordinates marketing and outreach activities.

Deirdre has been involved with RIXML since its inception, as a buyside representative during her tenure at Putnam Investments and Fidelity Investments, as an independent consultant, and currently as Executive Director. She has a deep knowledge of all aspects of the XML standards that comprise the RIXML Standards Suite and is passionate about helping firms leverage the standards to streamline the process of creating, distributing, aggregating, and consuming investment research and interaction data.

Deirdre began her career as a Municipal Bond Librarian at Putnam Investments, then gained experience on the equity side as Global Research Librarian. Leveraging this experience, she moved on to focus on content and market data analysis, working to define and describe the needs of investment professionals, build detailed requirements documentation, and partner with both investment professionals and IT experts to develop successful intranets and other internal systems to support investment professionals. She holds a BA in English from Bates College and a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh.


Kathy McGovernKathleen (Kathy) McGovern, Managing Director

Kathy McGovern, Managing Director and Co-Head of Market Data at Jordan & Jordan, leads resource development for the firm and has over 20 years’ experience in managing relationships with executive clients that include leading broker dealers, exchanges, hedge funds, investment management firms and the vendors that serve the financial services industry. Kathy is responsible for strategic oversight and talent management for J&J globally.

Kathy has managed various market data projects, most recently assisting clients with a vendor of record transition, MISU audits and exchange onboarding. Additionally, Kathy is the Executive Director of J&J’s Veterans Capital Markets Career Forum (www.VCMCF.com), which serves as a training program for veterans and veterans’ spouses providing information that can assist them in determining if a career in the securities industry is a good choice and further helping them launch their careers by counseling and interview preparation.

Kathy serves on the FISD’s Executive Committee, EPIC School’s Foundation Board and is a member of the Financial Information Forum. Kathy holds a BA degree from La Salle University.


gregGreg Malatestinic, Head of Technology

Greg has twenty years of experience in the financial markets as a designer of order routing networks, execution/order management systems and transactional messaging infrastructures. Greg has performed numerous trading technology assessments focused on system performance, fault tolerance and security and post-mortem analysis of service outages. He has also completed many engagements assisting firms meet compliance obligations with respect to regulatory reporting (e.g. REG SCI, Cybersecurity, EBS) and with  rules such as those addressing market volatility (Limit Up-Limit Down), risk and system integrity (Market Access), data retention (SEC 17a-4, CFTC 1.31), and alternative trading systems (Reg ATS).

Prior to joining Jordan & Jordan, Greg was an architect at Reuters where he was the technical owner of FIX routing capabilities of several execution management systems and oversaw their entire development lifecycle including requirements analysis, design, coding, integration and acceptance testing, and release management, and was accountable for their general interoperability with external routing engines. Prior to Reuters, Greg worked as a software developer at Bridge Information Systems where he designed and built their FIX routing hub and contributed to the development of their institutional order management system.

Greg is co-chair of the FIX Trading Community High Performance Working Group (HPWG) Google Protocol Buffers Subgroup where he leads the development of a methodology to use Google Protocol Buffers technology to produce fast and compact encodings of FIX messages. He holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics from McGill University and a M.S. in Computer Science from University of Delaware.


Thomas (Tom) Etheridge, Senior Market Data Advisor

Tom brings over thirty years of experience as an implementer, manager and consultant in the financial industry, with a focus on technology and market data infrastructure. An acknowledged industry expert on exchange regulations and the efficient use of market data; Tom has led market data initiatives for numerous global investment banks. Tom has a comprehensive understanding of front-office needs as well as operational and performance requirements which he uses to evaluate and implement new market data services.

Prior to joining Jordan & Jordan, Tom served as Senior Vice President of Infrastructure Planning for Citadel Investment Group and Director of Capacity Planning and Support Services for the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Tom also served as exchange representative on the OPRA Technical Committee and the FIF Market Data Capacity Planning Committee. He is on the Executive Committee of FISD. Tom holds a BA degree from Kalamazoo College.


Kathleen StoweKathleen Stowe, Chief Strategy Officer

Kathleen Stowe provides strategy, partnerships, and all financial oversight and planning for Jordan & Jordan. She has been part of the Executive team for the past decade.

Prior to joining Jordan & Jordan, Kathleen was a Principal with SV Investment Partners, a middle market private equity firm where Kathleen focused primarily on technology and media investments. While with SV Investment Partners she served on the Board of Directors for PrecisionIR and International Decision Systems. Additionally, she served as the Interim Chief Financial Officer for International Decision Systems, a software company. During her tenure she worked on expanding her portfolio companies both domestically and internationally. Kathleen began her career as an Investment Banker in the Technology group at Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup). She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.