Mantara – Transforming Global Electronic Trading
Fueled by demand for trading efficiency, transparency and functionality, we have built a new generation ultra-low latency, trading platform that delivers all the functionality you need for high-performance trading.
From our management team to our developers, we are industry veterans, visionaries and technology innovators. We are focused on creating and bringing to market a game-changing technology that truly meets the demanding needs of the trading community.
Our experienced people are applying their knowledge and leveraging new technology to bring our customers a fresh, modern approach to fast, accurate, agile trading. Our hard work is paying off and today we are proud to include some of the world’s most prominent exchanges, broker-dealers and buy-side firms among our clients.
The Mantara Difference
Mantara is a premier provider of global electronic trading solutions for the world’s financial markets. We’re building a groundswell in the trading industry for several reasons including:
- Our approach is unique and solutions oriented
- We deliver an elegantly simple, yet powerful solution
- We partner with our customers and give them the service they need to succeed
We deliver the power of:
- Access – connectivity to the broadest spectrum of liquidity venues at the lowest latency
- Aggregation – integrated dashboard to view and control risk across assets and markets
- Agility – ultra-low latency pre-trade risk layer and market connectivity
|Michael is co-founder of CM Capital, a pioneer in the Australian venture capital community, and is one of the leading IT & telecommunications private equity investors in Australia. He has over 25 years of senior telecommunications experience in both the U.S. and Australian commercial markets. In 1981 he co-founded Technology Concepts Inc., builder of the first full implementation ‘Signaling System No.7′ used in the Intelligent Network deployed by the Regional Bell Operating Companies throughout the U.S. The company was acquired by Bell Atlantic in 1986. Following the acquisition, Begun worked on business development transactions for Bell Atlantic International in the Asia Pacific region and became founding CEO of Pacific Star, a JV between Bell Atlantic and Telecom NZ. Under his leadership annual company revenues grew to $250m in 3 years. Mr. Begun founded venture capital firm, CM Capital, in 1998.|
|Michael is president and CEO of Mantara, Inc. and brings over 20 years of experience in financial trading and capital markets to the position. Prior to Mantara he spent nine years in executive roles at TradingScreen, Inc., most recently serving as president and global head of sales and a member of the board of directors. While at TradingScreen, Chin built and oversaw the global sales, marketing and client services functions. Earlier, Mr. Chin spent 13 years at JP Morgan and served as head of JP Morgan Investment Management’s Fixed-Income Trading Group immediately prior to joining TradingScreen. During his tenure at JP Morgan, Chin held a series of regional and global trading and management positions, operating from New York, London, Tokyo and Singapore, including head of FX options trading and marketing for North America, business manager for FX derivatives for Asia/Pacific, and global business manager for JP Morgan’s energy derivatives business.|
|Bob is a founding managing director of Southern Cross Venture Partners, and earlier spent eight years as a general partner and member of the investment committee of Allen & Buckeridge. Mr. Christiansen has more than 30 years of experience in computer services, software and technology with large global and small entrepreneurial companies primarily in the U.S. and Europe. He spent seven years in senior operations and technology roles with Automatic Data Processing Inc.(ADP) in Europe and the U.S. Later he helped found two U.S.-based technology companies, including Corbel & Co, which grew from a software start-up to a leading provider of computer and related services for the U.S. employee benefits industry. Corbel & Co. was successfully sold to NASDAQ-listed, Broadway & Seymour Inc. in 1993. Later Christiansen acted as chief technology officer for the Advisor Technology Services Division of Fidelity Investments in Boston, the world’s largest mutual fund company. He also currently serves as director of the Queensland Government-supported technology incubator iLab.|
|Matt is a Managing Director at UBS Investment Bank in New York and is Head of Business Development for the Direct Execution team, the firm’s institutional equities electronic trading business. He is responsible for overseeing electronic trading business operations in areas such as algorithmic trading, direct market access, and low-latency trading in addition to strategic growth of UBS’s electronic trading business across the globe. Joining UBS in 2010, Mr. Senecal spent the last 11 years in various roles establishing and driving growth in electronic trading for Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers / Barclays Capital preceded by 10 years in technology roles at Lazard Freres, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.|
|Jim is a general partner at MDV (Mohr Davidow Ventures) and leads investments in software and systems companies. He is also active in extending MDV’s relationships with leading universities and research centers. Prior to MDV, Jim spent six years developing computing architectures and integrated circuits for high-performance multimedia systems at Silicon Graphics, Inc. He has authored and refereed numerous papers on computing systems and circuit design and spent three years as a researcher in the Computer Systems Laboratory at Stanford University.|
Gerard von Dohlen
|Jerry co-founded Broadhaven Capital Partners, an independent investment bank and growth equity investor serving the global financial technology sector. Prior to Broadhaven, Mr. von Dohlen served as Managing Director and Global Head of the Exchange, Brokerage and Trading sector for the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. He held similar posts at UBS and Credit Suisse First Boston prior to Goldman Sachs. Jerry has advised on over $45 billion in completed M&A transactions and raised over $9 billion in capital for clients. He began his career as a technology consultant for Anderson Consulting (now Accenture) where he designed and implemented integrated information technology systems.|