Leadership Team

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

 


Thomas (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 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.

 


Barry Raskin, Managing Director, Market Data

Barry is Managing Director of the Market Data Services practice with extensive expertise in market data and trading solutions across the securities industry.   His in-depth market data experience and network relationships enable him to provide J&J’s clients with a wide range of consultative services based on clients’ requirements.  Most recently, Barry lead a global implementation initiative for a multi-faceted messenger system for a large investment bank.

Prior to joining J&J, Barry spent 28 years as the Managing Director of the Americas for SIX Financial Information and performed a similar role at GBST, a financial software firm.   Barry is a member of the Inside Market Data Hall of Fame and has been a frequent industry panelist and speaker at various venues.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Buffalo.

 


Chris Montagnino, Managing Director, Compliance Services

Chris provides deep insight into regulatory compliance policies, requirements, and challenges gained from twenty years’ experience across the surveillance and reporting landscape for buy-side and sell-side firms in financial services.  Currently, Chris is managing a comprehensive market access review for a client providing recommendations for improvements to system controls and procedures.

Prior to joining Jordan & Jordan, Chris was 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.  Over the course of his career, Chris has held senior compliance roles focusing on regulatory and surveillance issues with Jefferies, Credit Suisse and Citi.  He has also worked for NYSE Regulation as a Director in Market Surveillance performing assessments of 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 and is a licensed attorney in both New York and New Jersey.

 


Courtney McGuinn, Operations Director of FIX Trading Community

Courtney provides continued support and significant leadership and has leveraged her unique understanding of the association’s operational and strategic needs to ensure the ongoing growth of the FIX Trading Community and the FIX Protocol. Courtney oversees all resources and service providers globally to ensure the highest quality service and value for the FIX Trading Community and its global membership. She also interfaces with other organizations in which FIX has strategic relationships, and facilitates numerous initiatives within the association specifically around risk management, buy-side needs and new regulations. Courtney has authored numerous articles about the FIX Protocol, represented FIX as a speaker in various events and is a member of the FIX Global Trading Editorial Board.

Prior to this position, Courtney was involved in several engagements for Jordan & Jordan which have included conducting comprehensive market research, and assisting in the selection of suitable technology solutions. Courtney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers College.

 


Greg 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. OATS, 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.

 


Kathleen (Kathy) McGovern, Director

Kathy leads resource development with over fifteen years’ experience in managing projects for executive clients that include leading broker dealers, exchanges, hedge funds, investment management firms and the vendors that serve the financial services industry.

Previously, Kathy spearheaded J&J’s training activities and developed training programs and documentation requirements for clients. In addition, Kathy manages the marketing initiatives at J&J, from internal business development to marketing projects for J&J’s industry association clients. Kathy holds a BA degree from La Salle University.

 


George Francis, Director, Market Data Services

George Francis has over 11 years’ experience in market data compliance, data governance, expense management, licensing analysis and audits. He manages J&J’s NYSE Audits Practice performing quote meter, MISU and indirect bill audits on behalf of major global investment banks and discount brokerage firms. He has also performed numerous market data compliance assessments for multiple hedge funds and global banks and provided policy guidance for remediation of potential gaps as well as recommendations for cost saving opportunities. 

George joined J&J from Bloomberg where he was a Market Data Compliance Analyst focused on implementing procedures in support of market data compliance across all Bloomberg Media products and services.  Prior to that, he was a Senior Market Data Compliance Analyst for Reval.com responsible for contract negotiations, sourcing and administration related to Market Data Services. George holds a BA degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University and MS degree in Biomedical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

 


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.