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Founders

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David Rutter
Founder, CEO

With over 30 years of experience leading some of Wall Street’s top institutions, David is a longtime creative thought leader in financial markets and innovation and has played a significant role in the adoption of electronic trading in the global OTC derivatives industry. David served for ten years as the CEO of Electronic Broking at ICAP Plc, the world's largest interdealer broker, where he led the BrokerTec fixed income and EBS foreign exchange platforms. Prior to ICAP, David was co-owner and CEO (Americas) of Prebon Yamane.

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Jesse Edwards
Co-Founder, CFO

Jesse is a Co-Founder of R3 and serves as the firm's CFO. Jesse helps lead corporate development within each of R3's three business verticals, including executing early stage venture investments in next generation financial services and technology companies as the Director of Investments for R3 Ventures. Prior to founding R3, Jesse was an investment banker at Sandler O'Neill & Partners and more recently AGC Partners, where he covered large global financial institutions and financial technology companies. 

Todd McDonald
Co-Founder, COO

As Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Todd has led R3's exploration into distributed ledgers, meeting and establishing relationships with the largest venture-backed blockchain companies and recognized thought leaders in crypto-finance. Prior to R3, Todd spent fourteen years at Standard Chartered Bank in financial markets trading and management, where he held the roles of Global Head of eFX Trading and Managing Director, Head of FX Americas.