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Tyler Moeller
Chief Executive Officer
Broadway Technology

Holding bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tyler Moeller in 1999 became chief technology officer of, a heady spin-off of Austin, Texas, enterprise software company Trilogy. When that dot-com crashed and burned, Moeller detoured into finance, and a decade later some of the world's biggest financial firms are flocking to his high-performance trading technology. In 2003, with Trilogy colleague Joshua Walsky, a computer scientist out of Cornell University who is now his CTO, Moeller formed New York–based Broadway Technology to commercialize TOC, a multiasset architecture they had initially developed for proprietary trading firm KATS. Not going the "single-product silo" route, says the 36-year-old CEO, "our approach from day one was to be extensible to any asset class." Broadway diversified from fixed income to foreign exchange and, as of May, to interest rate swaps. The 60-employee company was a relative unknown before December, when it announced that Goldman Sachs Group had bought a minority stake. "The capital is an accelerator; we can get into new products ahead of the market," says Moeller.