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The 2017 Tech 40: Steven O’Hanlon

< The 2017 Tech 4034. Steven O'HanlonPresident and Chief Executive OfficerNumerixLast year: 34

Numerix was founded in 1996 as a provider of derivatives pricing and analytics — services that could make for a decent niche business today. The company, which now also offers a trading platform and risk management toolkit, has grown well beyond its roots in a makeover by president and chief executive officer Steven O'Hanlon. He arrived as global head of sales in 2002 from the worlds of enterprise software and startups, rising to president and chief operating officer in 2004 and CEO in 2013. O'Hanlon, 59, oversaw a complete technology overhaul that positioned Numerix for a jump in demand for derivative valuations and analytics around the 2008 financial crisis. In March the company said it bought real-time systems software provider TFG Financial Systems and planned to combine its capabilities with the Numerix Oneview Enterprise Platform to create "the only independent provider of real-time trading and risk with a single source of data and analytics for front- and middle-office risk." Outside of some big investment banks, systems with real-time views of risk have been elusive. "Numerix is providing technology akin to what firms like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan are providing, while remaining independent and unbiased," O'Hanlon says.

 The 2017 Tech 40Click below to view profiles
1. Adena FriedmanNASDAQ2. Catherine BessantBank of
America Corp.3. Robert GoldsteinBlackRock4. Jeffrey SprecherIntercontinental Exchange5. Lance UgglaIHS Markit
6. Shawn Edwards & Vlad KliatchkoBloomberg7. David CraigThomson Reuters8. Michael SpencerNEX Group9. Don CallahanCitigroup10. Elisha WieselGoldman Sachs Group
11. Michael BodsonDepository Trust & Clearing Corp.12. Terrence DuffyCME Group13. Charles LiHong Kong Exchanges and Clearing14. Sean BelkaFidelity Investments15. Chris ConcannonCBOE Holdings
16. Guy ChiarelloFirst Data Corp.17. Steven LieblichCitadel18. David RutterR3CEV19. Blythe MastersDigital Asset Holdings20. Alfred SpectorTwo Sigma Investments
21. Neil KatzD.E. Shaw Group22. Lee OleskyTradeweb Markets23. Richard McVeyMarketAxess Holdings24. David GledhillDBS Bank25. Seth MerrinLiquidnet Holdings
26. Antoine ShagouryState Street Corp.27. Peter Brown &
Robert Mercer
Renaissance Technologies28. Lou EcclestonTMX Group29. Peter CherecwichNorthern Trust Corp.30. Mike ChinnS&P Global Market Intelligence
31. Chris CorradoLondon Stock Exchange Group32. Neal PawarAQR Capital Management33. Gary NorcrossFidelity National Information Services34. Steven O'HanlonNumerix35. Sebastián CeriaAxioma
36. Brian ConlonFirst Derivatives and Kx Systems37. Tyler KimMaplesFS38. Michael CooperBT Radianz39. Robert SchifelliteBroadridge Financial Solutions40. Jim MinnickeVestment