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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 5% to 10% 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. Since its start in 2005, BATS grew to become the 3rd largest stock market in America, providing competition to NASDAQ and the NYSE. BATS expanded to also become the largest market in Europe.
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.
Eric Boles is a chronic puzzler who leads Tradebot's trading initiatives across all asset classes and geographies. Eric joined Tradebot's Board of Directors in 2008.
Before coming to Tradebot in 2002, Eric was the Vice President of Operations at BizSpace, an Internet publishing company. He holds a master's degree from Yale University in Literary Theory, and bachelors degrees in both Biblical Languages and Theology from Ozark Christian College.
He is an avid bike rider, who also loves playing with his two kids, and helping his wife lead the disability ministry at their church. His family lives in Shawnee, Kansas.