Meet the eCo Founders

Ian Green, CEO

Ian is the CEO of eCo Financial Technology. Prior to founding eCo, Ian was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, where he had worked since 2000. While with Credit Suisse he held a number of positions including Global Head of FICC eCommerce, Global Head of eFX, Rates model-based trading, Global Head of Derivatives IT and Head of IT for European Equities Trading. Ian has extensive experience in software development and electronic trading across Equities and FICC. After receiving a first class degree in Mathematics from the University of Warwick, he began his career at Allied Dunbar. Ian then spent many years at software firms leading the development of a wide range of mathematical trading and risk management products. At SunGard he developed the Panorama portfolio analysis business line. In December 2002, Risk magazine included Ian in their Hall of Fame of the 50 most important figures in derivatives and risk management over the previous 15 years.

Tosha Ellison, COO

Tosha began her career in marketing at a Silicon Valley financial tech start-up and then moved to Credit Suisse in 2000 where she held a number of positions. Tosha worked for IT in both Equities and FICC in roles spanning training, development, implementation, QA, support and project management. In 2006, Tosha joined Ian in redefining Credit Suisseā€™s eFX strategy and building out the department. As COO for eFX and then FID eCommerce, Tosha was hands-on in all aspects of the department, from developing and driving strategy to marketing and management of budgets, headcount and administration. Tosha received BAs in Psychology and Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley.

Gavin Warren, CTO

Gavin has spent his entire career (and more) learning about, building and designing technology. Prior to the formation of eCo Gavin spent a number of years at Credit Suisse and held a range of roles in technology including designing and building a distributed valuation architecture for running risk calculations over derivatives portfolios as well as developing a Rates automated algorithmic trading engine. Moving into FX, Gavin worked with Ian to design and build the tools used to create a truly automated eFX market-making stack. Prior to joining Credit Suisse Gavin held a number of roles including Head of Research and Development for a technology start-up delivering bespoke technology solutions for a range of clients. Gavin earned a first class degree in Information Technology from Brunel University.