CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--YCharts, a modern investment research platform that enables smarter investments, today announced Michael Kraines, President and CFO at Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
Kraines’ joining YCharts’ board demonstrates the firm’s continued commitment to its rapid growth, recently surpassing 3,000 clients, and accelerated expansion of its presence across the investment research market. Kraines will augment that growth by leveraging his extensive professional network and fintech experience to help catalyze larger strategic relationships akin to YCharts’ partnerships with industry leaders TD Ameritrade Institutional, Dynasty Financial Partners and Lord Abbett.
“YCharts has grown significantly since its founding in 2010, and with our recent customer and partner successes, we are accelerating rapidly on our growth trajectory,” said Sean Brown, President and CEO of YCharts. “As we chart our path forward, we will continue to surround ourselves with proven and capable veteran strategic advisors who can help us to successfully navigate future growth opportunities. Adding Michael, who has developed stellar financial services credentials and fintech contacts, will help us to evaluate and execute the right strategies moving forward.”
“YCharts currently stands at the vital crossroads between big data and vastly scalable, highly intuitive technology and analytics tools,” commented Kraines. “The company’s unique combination of valuable data and powerful tools represents a massive opportunity to further penetrate the investment and wealth management space. I am excited to help YCharts and its talented team as they continue on their path towards becoming a leading company in the wealth tech market.”
Kraines’s career has been dedicated to helping financial technology companies flourish. In his current senior role at Trading Technologies, Kraines oversees the company’s global sales and customer success organizations, directs business development and commercial partnerships, and focuses on the company’s strategy, financial and operational growth and financial strength. Prior to joining TT, Kraines spent 25 years as an investment banker in the financial technology sector, working at Sandler O’Neill + Partners and Wasserstein Perella & Company. Previously he practiced as a venture capital attorney with Kirkland & Ellis.
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