Trading Technologies Hires COO and Chief Growth Officer

Russ Cotton and Craig Mohan will join the company in November.

There have been a number of changes at Trading Technologies International, Inc. Namely, the global provider of high-performance professional trading software and infrastructure has announced the appointment of two new executives this Tuesday.

In particular, the company has hired Russ Cotton as its chief operating officer and Craig Mohan as chief growth officer. The two new team members will take on their new roles next month.

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Cotton will be joining Trading Technologies from Intercontinental Exchange. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President of Operations but has spent the past 17 years working with the firm. He has also been employed at Morgan Stanley and CQG.

As the COO, Cotton will be in charge of making sure Trading Technologies’ platform remains stable. He will also manage the site reliability engineering and global support teams and oversee the global operations, securities, and IT organizations.

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Mohan, on the other hand, as the chief growth officer, will be responsible for ensuring the company’s continued growth, with a focus on product and business development for data and infrastructure products and services.

Most recently, Mohan was CME Group’s Managing Director of Market Technology and Data Services. During his career, he has also held senior positions at numerous companies, including Citadel and Accenture.

Trading Technologies Partners with MOEX

According to the statement released today, the appointment of Cotton and Mohan come at a time the company is “rapidly expanding” into new markets. This includes connecting to international exchanges, including cryptocurrency exchanges.

In a separate statement, the Moscow Exchange (MOEX) also announced this Tuesday that it has partnered with Trading Technologies, in order to launch trades in derivatives through the Trading Technologies platform.

Under the agreement, clients of the data and infrastructure company will be able to use its full suite of tools, including automated and mobile trading, to trade all of the products listed on MOEX’s Derivatives Market. This includes futures and options contracts on currency pairs, including the USD/RUB contract, indices, precious metals, and energy products.

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