Bloomberg Tradebook global risk head joins Dash Financial as information chief

Steven Bonanno joins Dash after almost three years leading risk operations for the Bloomberg Tradebook agency brokerage business.

US agency brokerage Dash Financial Technologies has hired the global head of risk operations for Bloomberg Tradebook in a senior technology role.

Steven Bonanno has been appointed chief information officer at Dash Financial, where he will lead the firm’s IT infrastructure and technology platform operations, reporting to CEO of Dash Financial, Peter Maragos. Bonanno has more than 25 years’ experience working in equities trading technology.

He joins Dash after almost three years at Bloomberg Tradebook where he led risk operations for the Tradebook agency brokerage business. Bonanno also served as global head of alliance support, overseeing key projects on the transition of Tradebook from an executing agency broker to a FinTech provider.

“Steve is one of the most well-regarded technology executives in the capital markets, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome him to the DASH family,” said Maragos. “He has headed the technology organisations at several of the most innovative and disruptive firms in our industry, and we are thrilled at the prospect of him leading our technology operation teams as we continue to empower our clients with bespoke, performance-driven solutions.”

Prior to Bloomberg Tradebook, Bonanno served as chief technology officer at stock exchange Direct Edge, where he oversaw trading operations and technology. He also led the operator’s merger with the International Securities Exchange (ISE) and the launch of the EDGA and EDGX exchanges. Bonanno has also previously worked at Instinet and Nasdaq.

“Dash’s award-winning platform has repeatedly broken the mould, ushering in the era of highly-tailored, fully-transparent routing and execution solutions that the investment community today enjoys. I am extremely excited to be joining Dash’s talented technology team as we work to continue propelling the industry forward,” Bonanno commented on his appointment.