We’re changing the biggest market in the world

Freeing traders to innovate

Through our API, banks, brokers and funds can connect to over 90+ trading venues and instantly trade on currency markets around the world.

We handle connectivity – cross-connects, network, hardware, software, latency monitoring and support, so you can focus on alpha-generation, pricing, hedging and risk management.

Careers

Fintech in global markets
We’re starters and doers who are characterized by an innate passion to get products out to market quickly and often. Click to see our open opportunities below.

Giving

Giving back to the community globally
We knew we wanted to start giving when we started ‘getting’. Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of working with various organization. For more details click below.

Team

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Darren M. Jer

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Darren co-founded MarketFactory in 2008 with a vision of providing clean, fast code to the FX market. Currently, he serves as chief executive officer.

Prior to founding MarketFactory, Darren led sales and operations in the financial services markets for over a decade. Darren was head of new business sales Americas for EBS/ICAP. Prior to that, he was sales executive for IBM Wall Street accounts.

Darren earned a bachelor’s in English and political science from Duke University.

Outside of MarketFactory, Darren is an active member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York and All Souls Langham Place in London. When necessary, Darren can hurt a lot of people’s ears at karaoke.

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Eugene Markman

Chief Operating Officer

Eugene joined MarketFactory in March 2014 and is currently Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining MarketFactory, Eugene was chief operating officer of the US interest rates product desk at Credit Suisse, in both New York and Switzerland. Prior to that, he worked at Citi as a financial analyst.

Eugene earned a bachelor’s in financial economics from Binghamton University and a master’s from NYU Stern School of Business.

Outside of work, Eugene is our resident coffee and espresso aficionado and an active Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor.

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Michael Shapiro

Chief Technology Officer

Michael joined MarketFactory in 2020 as the Chief Technology Officer.

Prior to joining MarketFactory, Michael was COO/CTO of Liquid Capital, where he worked for over a decade. He has been in the market making industry for over twenty years in a variety of roles covering all aspects of trading including compliance & regulation, finance & tax, legal, risk, quantitative trading, trading, and technology.

Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a bachelor’s of science in Computer Science and at the University of Chicago.

Outside of MarketFactory, Michael’s committed to hiking all the Wainwright peaks with his golden retrievers, learning conversational Japanese, and convincing his wife to cheer for Chelsea.

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Christian Reiss

Director of Sales - Americas and Asia-Pacific

Christian joined MarketFactory in February 2008. He’s held a number of roles at MarketFactory and is currently director of sales for clients in the Americas and Asia-Pacific.

Prior to MarketFactory, Christian was an associate at KBC Financial Products. Prior to that, he was assistant vice president in FX technology at Merrill Lynch and associate in FX risk at Societe Generale.

Christian earned a bachelor’s in computer science and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Outside of MarketFactory, Christian attributes his level-headedness to all of the working out he does. An amateur bodybuilder at one point, Christian won the Mr. Penn title. If anyone has a copy of that yearbook photo PLEASE get in touch.

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Matthew Whitaker

Director of Product

Matthew joined MarketFactory in June 2017 as director of product.

Prior to joining MarketFactory, Matt worked at several tier one investment banks including Deutsche Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as well as large retail banks, including Lloyds and BBVA. On the ECN side, Matt has worked for Bloomberg and BGC Partners where he was responsible for their client API on-boardings to their various matching engines. In total, Matt has nearly two decades of technical leadership experience specialising in FX ECN integration and client API connectivity.

Matt earned a bachelor’s in engineering from Imperial College London.

Outside of MarketFactory, Matt can usually be found riding or racing one of an assortment of bicycles.

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Sanjiv Panchani

Director of Trading Operations

Sanjiv joined in June 2018 as director of trading operations.

Prior to joining MarketFactory Sanjiv worked at several leading banks including Barclays Capital, BAML, Standard Chartered and Credit Suisse. Sanjiv has spent his career working in financial services and the FX market in a variety of roles including technical support, client service and product delivery.

Sanjiv earned a bachelor’s in computer science from The University of Manchester.

Outside of MarketFactory, you can find Sanjiv cycling the “hills” of Essex.

Advisors

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Pat Richie

The Table Group

Pat Richie is a consultant at The Table Group, a Patrick Lencioni company dedicated to helping organizations, and the people who work within them, become healthier and more effective. The foundation of their teachings are in the book The Advantage. Pat has been an advisor to the MarketFactory management team since early 2017 with a focus on organizational health.

Pat works regularly with CEOs and executive teams to quickly and effectively apply the concepts captured in all of Pat Lencioni’s books. He makes a strong connection with every client, illustrates Lencioni principles with distinctive strokes, and is known for helping organizations deal gracefully with very thorny issues and for challenging top teams to stay on top.