Tom Jordan is President and CEO of Jordan & Jordan, a company providing securities industry domain expertise through three practices: Market Data, Management Consulting & Compliance, and Industry Solutions. The Market Data practice specializes in expense management and risk mitigation while the Management Consulting division focuses on strategic endeavors and regulatory compliance. Through the Industry Solutions practice, Jordan & Jordan manages the FIF (Financial Information Forum), and RIXML (Research Information Exchange Markup Language).
Tom recognizes the value of being involved in industry initiatives and throughout the years has taken a leadership role enacting change throughout the industry. Tom was instrumental in the creation of FISD and served as the organizations first co-chair. Since 1999, Jordan & Jordan has been an active member of the FISD Executive Committee. Tom is also a member of the advisory committee of the Consolidated Tape Association (CTA) and the Unlisted Trading Privileges (UTP) plan. Tom was inducted into the Inside Market Data Hall of Fame, and Jordan & Jordan has won the Inside Market Data (IMD) award for Best Supporting Services Provider three of the four years the award has been in existence. Tom is co-founder and chair of the FIF Advisory Committee which coordinates industry responses and defines best practices for implementation in response to regulation and technology changes. Some examples are Market Data Capacity projections and coordination of the market data and trading aspects of industry projects such as Y2K, decimalization and business continuity.
From 1985-1990, Tom was the Managing Director of Knight-Ridder Financial/Americas where he led the transition from a commodity niche solution provider to a complete financial information offering. Prior to this, he was the Chairman of Monchik-Weber, a Wall Street consulting and product development firm, that led the industry in options analytics, ticker plant creation and consolidated market data feed. Tom started his career with IBM where he held various management positions, both on the technical and the marketing side of the business. Prior to his business career, Tom served as an officer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Korea. He was also a Captain in the National Guard with the 50th Armored Division. Tom holds a BS degree in Mathematics from Saint Peter’s College and a MS in Industrial Administration from Union College in Schenectady, NY.