Putting the fun in finance!
I want to help people like you and me to a better financial life. Bricknode does this by bringing new financial services to the market. We do this through our cloud based platform and ecosystem where partners who have the same values and beliefs as us can participate.
Ever since I traded my first stock I have been fascinated by the technicalities of financial markets. In 1998, at the age of 21, I started learning everything I could about technical analysis of the global stock markets and started a company that sold stock market research.
I quickly used my computer skills to build automated trading systems and my own testing software to try to beat the markets. I had great success in the US stock and futures markets and went to Chicago in 2001 where I started my own hedge fund.
Since then I have created numerous software applications to use in my own companies with the largest project being a spread betting and CFD trading operation, that company is still active today and called Ayondo (www.ayondo.com). During this time I have also operated a proprietary trading company with 40 traders and I have built a group of companies within Peer-to-Peer lending.
During 2006 I realized that financial technology, FinTech, would revolutionize the financial marketplace and in 2010 I founded Bricknode in order to function as a core platform for financial institutions, FinTech innovators, financial app developers and expert advisors. I set out to create a FinTech Ecosystem where numerous stakeholders could share the same standardized infrastructure in order to speed up the time to market for new financial innovations.
Bricknode has spent the years learning and developing a number of versions of its software, Bricknode Financial Systems (BFS), and at the end of 2016 we released the first real scalable version of our Ecosystem with a global focus.
My greatest hope is that people will start to use BFS in ways that I never imagined and that Bricknode will be a part of delivering great financial products to the consumer for many years to come!