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Collective2 People

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Matthew Klein, Founder, Collective2 LLC

Matthew Klein founded Collective2 LLC and wrote the early versions of Collective2 software.

In addition to contributing to Collective2, Matthew is also a novelist.

Matthew graduated from Yale University in 1990, and dropped out of Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1996. He lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife Laura, his two sons, and a whippet.

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Francis Gingras, Founder, Trade Integration LLC

Francis has been developing software since the DOS days. One day, in the mid-nineties, frustrated by TradeStation 4's limitations, he decided to create his own software to automate his personal trading.

He fell in love with the idea of not having to monitor a computer all day to place trades. This project eventually evolved into TradeBullet, a commercial automation tool for traders launched in 2004. In 2006, he co-founded Trade Integration LLC, a company devoted to providing advanced server-based AutoTrading for all Collective2 systems.

Francis holds a MBA from the University of Wales.

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Bohuslav "Bob" Svancara, Head of Super Secret Projects

Bob works on Super Secret Projects at Collective2. Among the projects Bob has developed are The Grid, C2's TradeStation and MetaTrader interfaces, C2's FastFill Order-Book Simulation, and several other middleware layers that make C2's plumbing flow.

Bob has been a programmer for his entire professional life. He has a degree in Computer Science and Math. He lives in Boskovice, in Czech Republic.

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Vladimir "AtmanActive" Stojic, Software Developer

Vladimir eats Perl for breakfast, munches SQL for lunch, and sleeps on a bed made entirely of Linux servers. In 2004, he single-handedly developed and started a MetroEthernet ISP company called BEOGRID, which operates to this day and serves about 5,000 homes with high quality symmetrical broadband internet access.

Today Vladimir develops software for Collective2, spearheading C2's localization efforts, in order to bring C2 to all the world's traders. He lives in Malta with his wife, Sandra, and their daughter, Aleta.

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Melissa Karty, Customer and Broker Sherpa

Melissa has worked in the world of financial services world for over ten years, focusing primarily on customer service. Her cheery voice (and equally cheery emails) are the sound and typeface of Collective2. Melissa guides customers, brokers, and software partners through the sometimes-challenging terrain of automated trading.

Melissa has an Associates Degree in Social Science. She resides in sunny Southern California.

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Alen Salvador, Customer Help Manager

Alen has a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication, Major in Journalism. She was one thesis defense away from earning her MBA degree when she decided to go backpacking in Europe. When Alen is not managing the Collective2 Help Desk, she does freelance writing. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their three girls.

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Sebastian "Bas" Van Hilten, Manager Collective2 Europe B.V.

After studying economics, Bas received his broker license and started his career as a broker. For the past fifteen years, he has worked in Europe as manager for several large broker firms and asset management companies. Recently, his fascination with automated trading brought him to Collective2. Sebastian is responsible for developing Collective2's European operations.

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Enosh Aharoni, Manager Collective2 Israel

Enosh started trading when he was sixteen years old. It took him several years to realize that he was only human, and - as a mere human - he would never be able to trade as well as a computer. From this realization sprang his desire to work in the field of automated trading. Since then, he has managed and consulted to several algorithmic trading projects and firms. When he discovered Collective2, he made it his mission to bring Collective2 to Israel.

Today Enosh serves as the Manager of C2 Israel. In addition, he is the CEO of BeTrader, which is the largest brokerage firm in Israel.

Enosh has a degree in economics and management. He lives in Rison Lezion, Israel.