RedSky Financial names Robert Fitzsimmons CEO

Source: RedSky Financial

RedSky Financial, a Chicago-based broker-dealer and FCM that specializes in direct access for multi-asset class trading, announced today that Robert Fitzsimmons, 43, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.

Fitzsimmons is responsible for developing and implementing RedSky's strategic and financial planning. Fitzsimmons will report to RedSky's Board of Directors and co-founders, Brent Starck, Joseph Perry, and Stefano Durdic.

Most recently, Fitzsimmons served as Chief Executive Officer of NQLX, 2003-2004. Fitzsimmons also held other executive positions after joining NQLX from The NASDAQ Stock Market where he was an Executive Director. Prior to NASDAQ, Fitzsimmons was a Managing Director with Nomura Securities International, Inc. He created the financial futures' group in 1990 and built it into one of the leading Futures Commission Merchants.

About Fitzsimmons’s appointment, RedSky’s Co-Founder, Brent Starck, said, "Bob brings deep experience from the exchange, trading technology and regulatory perspective. Our clients will be well served by his leadership and foresight. We are very pleased to have him join us in taking RedSky to the next level."

Fitzsimmons added, "RedSky has a superb technology platform in R3 and multiple, robust yet extremely low latency APIs that we will continue to improve on. I'm excited to lead a dedicated and skilled staff in offering clients the best combination of service and technology solutions."

Fitzsimmons graduated from Harvard University and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. He was a member of both the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago. He resides in Chicago with his wife, Lisa, and their four children.

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