Dave CummingsDave Cummings

Chairman & CEO

Dave Cummings is the owner of Tradebot Systems and Tradebot Ventures. Tradebot uses computer algorithms to provide liquidity to the stock market. Dave started Tradebot in 1999 out of a spare bedroom with a $10,000 investment. Some days Tradebot accounts for up to 5% of the total U.S. stock market volume. In 2008, Dave started Tradebot Ventures to help Kansas City build the next generation of high-growth technology companies. Dave is the founder and former CEO of BATS Trading. BATS grew to become one of the three largest stock markets in America, providing competition to NASDAQ and NYSE. In February of 2017, BATS was acquired by CBOE Holdings, Inc. for approximately $3.4 billion.

Dave holds a degree in Computer & Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He is a life-long member of Platte Woods Methodist church. He lives in Parkville, Missouri with his wife and two kids.

Thad DavisThad Davis

Managing Director, Head of Healthcare, North America at HSBC

Thad Davis is the managing director, head of healthcare, North America for HSBC. Davis was previously at Jefferies, where since 2009 he was managing director of leveraged finance for the bank’s healthcare group. Prior to Jefferies, he was at UBS Investment Bank, where he worked across investment banking, financial sponsors and leveraged finance.

Thad holds a Bachelor's of Science in Management from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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