Joe Wald is the CEO of ClearPool. He has over 18 years of experience building and managing innovative trading technologies, platforms and execution systems for institutional market participants. Prior to joining ClearPool, Joe was responsible for leading GTX, GAIN Capital’s institutional business. Joe has also served as a managing director and head of Knight Direct, Knight Capital Group’s institutional electronic trade execution business. He oversaw the strategy, development and implementation of Knight Direct’s products and services and was responsible for sales, marketing, operations and support. Prior to Knight Capital, Joe was CEO and co-founder of EdgeTrade Inc., which pioneered the development of agency-only, liquidity seeking algorithms and provided direct market access technologies for the equity markets. EdgeTrade was sold to Knight Capital Group in 2008. Joe holds a B.S. in Business, Management and Finance from Brooklyn College.