What We Do

Our business is providing great algorithmic trading solutions, and your success is our success. We are not an executing broker, a proprietary trading shop, an exchange, or a dark pool.

When working with Pragma, banks, brokers, and asset managers enjoy a level of quality, control, and transparency that otherwise requires your own in-house algorithmic quant and trading technology teams. Working with Pragma allows our clients to focus their resources on their core business.

Because our business model does not conflict with our clients’, we create sustainable, value-added, long-term partnerships.

 

Our team of experienced technologists and finance professionals works every day to define a new standard in quality and service for our clients.

The Leadership

David Mechner

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
David’s background is computer science and neurobiology. He is a go master, and founded Pragma in 2003.

Eran Fishler

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Eran runs research and technology. An expert in parameter estimation and signal detection, he teaches mathematical finance at NYU.

Salvatore Giardina

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Sal, a CPA, has previously served as CFO of ConvergEx Global Markets, Ladenburg Thalmann, and other financial services companies.

Curtis Pfeiffer

CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER
Curtis runs sales, marketing and account management. Before Pragma, Curtis worked in sales management at Bank of America, Bear Stearns, and Instinet.