Founder and Chief Architect
Edge Financial Technologies
Jitesh Thakkar has over 18 years of professional experience in software development and is the founder of Edge Financial Technologies, a technology company that works with banks, trading firms, hedge funds, and asset management firms to provide bespoke technology solutions. In 2008-2009, he developed and optimized a custom FIX engine to meet low latency needs of several trading firms. In 2010, Mr. Thakkar and the Edge team certified a market data handler and an order routing system to connect to CME Group in under 25 microseconds. He was invited to and served on CFTC's Technology Advisory Committee's subcommittee on High-Frequency Trading from 2012 to 2014.