Leadership

Meet the management team


Farid Naib

Chief Executive Officer


Farid Naib joined Lightspeed Financials’ Board of Directors (now Professional Trading Solutions) in September 2012 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2014. Previously, he founded FNX Limited, a leading provider of global over-the-counter trading technology to the world’s largest financial institutions. FNX was acquired by GL Trade (now part of SunGard) in 2007. Mr. Naib also has served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as a board member of GAIN Capital, and is an operating partner at LLR. Mr. Naib has over 30 years of experience in the financial technology industry as an entrepreneur, investor, and manager.


Thomas Gibb

Co-President & Chief Operating Officer

Thomas Gibb was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2018 and as Co-President in 2015. Mr. Gibb joined the Company in 2006 and throughout his tenure has held various roles including Trading Operations Manager, Director of Client Service, EVP of Brokerage Operations. Mr. Gibb has over 15 years of experience in the brokerage industry.

Kevin Ott

Co-President & Chief Strategy Officer

Kevin Ott was appointed Chief Strategy Officer in 2018 and as Co-President in 2015. Mr. Ott joined the Company in 2010, following the acquisition of Terra Nova Financial where he had served as Managing Director. Mr. Ott has over 20 years of experience and is a technologically sophisticated leader with keen insight into systems operation, front- and back-end operations, sales, product, and project management within the financial services industry.

Brian Oliveira

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Oliveira was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2018 and joined the Company in 2016. Prior to that Mr. Oliveira worked at Knight Capital Group as Vice President, Finance, supporting the Global Execution Services Division. Mr. Oliveira has held several roles at large financial institutions including Bear Stearns & Co and WithumSmith + Brown. Mr. Oliveira has over 10 years of experience in financial management and corporate strategy.

Keith Petzold

Chief Compliance Officer

Keith Petzold joined Lightspeed in 2005 and serves as Chief Compliance Officer. Before joining the Company, Mr. Petzold held a variety of senior roles in the compliance units of Schonfeld Securities and HD Brous & Company. Mr. Petzold has over 20 years of experience in the brokerage industry.

Dina Badia

Chief Marketing Officer

Dina Badia joined Lightspeed in 2021 and serves as Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Badia held a variety of senior roles in brand marketing, customer acquisition, and sales operations at GAIN Capital, a subsidiary of StoneX Group Inc. (NASDAQ: SNEX) from 2003 to 2021, most recently as Senior Vice President, Head of Americas. Ms. Badia has over 20 years of experience leading growth-focused marketing strategies for firms in the fintech and financial services verticals from startup to IPO, and mid-market to Fortune 500.

Michael Mayhew

Chief Technology Officer

Mike Mayhew joined Lightspeed Financial in 2021 and serves as Chief Technology Officer. Before joining the Company, Mr. Mayhew held various senior roles at Trading Technologies, most recently as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Mayhew held various leadership roles at large technology institutions, including Turin Networks/Force10 Networks (acquired by Dell), Tellabs, and Federal Signal Corporation. Mr. Mayhew has over 23 years of professional experience in capital markets, financial technology, futures, gaming, high-frequency trading, and telecommunications.

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