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Tradier Is FINRA Regulated Fintech Company That Allows Trades In Any App

Tradier Is FINRA Regulated Fintech Company That Allows Trades In Any App

It's almost that time of year.

The 2017 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards is a competition to showcase the companies with the most impressive technology that are paving the future in financial services and capital markets.

To get you prepared for this year's awards, Benzinga will profile each fintech company that has applied. Want to get involved? Submit your company here. For this installment, we spoke with Steve Ehrlich of Tradier (answers have been edited for length and clarity).


What does your company do? What unique problem does it solve?

Tradier is a unique Company as it's a financial technology firm, but also acts as a FINRA regulated Broker/Dealer. The Tradier product offering allows many of the Benzinga Award Companies to allow their customers to execute trades and see their account balances, positions and holdings from their application.

At Tradier, we believe customers should be able to trade their accounts from any application on any device at any time.

Who are your customers?

Our customers include any idea-generation platform whether it's a mobile application, desktop application, news service or newsletter and their end customer.

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How long have you been in business?

Tradier has been in business for four years, although only actively engaging with customers over the last 24 months.

Where are you located?

Tradier's main office is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Who is your company's leadership? What kind of experience do they have?

After successful stints as CEO and Founder of Lightspeed Financial -- building Lightspeed into the fourth-largest U.S. broker/dealer based upon trades per day and the Head of Brokerage Strategy for E*TRADE -- Stephen Ehrlich joined Tradier at the Benzinga Fintech Awards in 2016. Ehrlich has been in the brokerage business for over 20 years starting at TR Securities in 1994 under the tutelage of Jarrett Lilien, who is a Board Member of Tradier.

Dan Raju, Tradier's founder, is instrumental in the design of the Tradier infrastructure. Dan has previous experience as the Chief Information Officer of TradeKing.

Is there anything else Benzinga should know about your company?

Tradier is uniquely positioned to help solve problems for many of the startup platforms that participate at the Benzinga Fintech Awards. Our state of the art suite of APIs can help any sized company deliver their products in a fast, efficient and low cost manner.

If you're looking for cool fintech startups and access to top financial institutions, and are sick of attending stuffy corporate conferences, the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards is the event for you. From its first year in 2015, the competition grew to over 250 applicants and over 500 attendees in 2016.

Connect with us on social media — use the hashtag #BZAwards and #Fintech to spread the word.


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