Jack Sallen

Jack Sallen

Co-Founder and VP of Development

A founding member of the AlphaPoint team, Jack has been a driving force in creating new opportunities for global economic growth. With over 15 years of experience in futures trading and financial services, he was the first to automate electronic arbitrage on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and has developed numerous automated trading strategies and trading messaging systems. Prior to AlphaPoint, he was Lead Developer with FuturePath Trading where he helped develop PhotonTrader, a robust, plug-in scalable futures and futures-options trading platform capable of connecting to multiple backend systems, and developed integrations with GL Trade, Rithmic, and Trading Technologies. Previously, at The Photon Group, Jack developed custom automated trading strategies and tools including: TimeSlicer that splits orders up over time and can match VWAP; Photon Torpedo that connects PhotonTrader to other charting packages to capture trade signals generated by those packages; AJ Trading, a strategy framework and trade transport; and AutoStopper, a solution that sends stop orders based on time and price triggers. Jack holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.