Michael Tsafas is a ﬁnancial technology veteran with over 30 years of management, technical and business experience.
Michael held senior position/global head roles at several financial firms: Global head of equities technology at Jefferies, Global head of client connectivity at Bear Stearns, Head of Engineering and Head of Market Operations & Participant Services at NASDAQ, Head of new technology at Prudential Securities.
As the head of technology at these firms, he was responsible for leading market data, operations and global infrastructures including trading platforms for equities, derivatives, HFT & Algos, prime brokerage, global connectivity, SecFin, and he is an expert in mapping data to front middle and back office processes.
Under these roles, Michael efficiently managed multi-million dollar budgets and large global teams of architects and technologists.
Michael also has an entrepreneurial side with successful exits.