Don is an entrepreneur who has walked in the founder and CEO’s shoes. As co-founder and CEO of the U.S-based online brokerage firm TradeKing, he was responsible for charting the company’s business course and overseeing the firm through tremendous growth, up through its successful sale to Ally Financial (NYSE: ALLY) in 2016. Don has been at the forefront of online trading since its infancy, driving the evolution of the modern retail brokerage by connecting investors’ needs with visionary ideas made possible through breakthrough technology – all while balancing the reporting and risk management requirements of a highly-regulated industry.
Before co-founding TradeKing, Don was founder and president of SureTrade, Inc., an NASD member brokerage firm and a subsidiary of Quick & Reilly and later Fleet Financial. Under Don’s leadership, SureTrade grew to be the eighth largest online brokerage firm worldwide, processing over 50,000 trades daily.
Don earned his J.D. from The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law and B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.