About Us

Management Team

Farid Naib, CEO

Mr. Naib has 30 years of experience in the financial technology industry as an entrepreneur, investor, and manager. Previously, he founded FNX Limited, a leading provider of global over-the-counter trading technology to the world’s largest financial institutions. FNX was acquired by GL Trade (now part of SunGard) in 2007. Mr. Naib also has served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as a board member of Gain Capital, and is an operating partner at LLR. Mr. Naib joined Lightspeed Financials’ Board of Directors (now Professional Trading Solutions) in September 2012 and became CEO in 2014. He holds a Series 7 and 24 licenses.

Tom Gibb, Co-President & COO

Mr. Gibb joined Lightspeed Financial Services Group in 2018 with over 15 years’ experience in the brokerage industry. Prior to Lime, Mr. Gibb most recently held the role of Co-President of Lightspeed Trading. Mr. Gibb joined Lightspeed upon its inception in 2006 after three years of trading equities on a proprietary desk. Throughout his tenure, at Lightspeed Mr. Gibb served as the firm’s Trading Operations Manager, Director of Client Service, EVP of Brokerage Operations, and Co-President. Mr. Gibb is a graduate of Fordham University where he earned a BS in Finance. He is based out of the New York office and holds Series 4, 7, 24, 27, 55, and 63 licenses.

Kevin Ott, Co-President & CSO

Mr. Ott has over 20 years’ industry experience and is a technologically sophisticated leader with keen insight into systems operation, front- and back-end operations, sales, product, and project management within the financial services industry. Joining the firm in 2018, Kevin has held positions at Lightspeed Trading and Terra Nova Financial. Mr. Ott is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BBA in Finance. He holds his Series 7 and 24 licenses and is based out of our Chicago office.

Keith Petzold, CCO

Mr. Petzold has over 20 years’ experience in the brokerage industry. Mr. Petzold joined Lightspeed Financial Services Group in 2018, prior to this he served as Chief Compliance Officer for Lightspeed Trading. Mr. Petzold is a graduate of Lehigh University with a B.S. in Economics. He holds Series 4, 7, 9, 10, 14, 24, and 63 licenses and is based out of our New York office.

Brian Oliveira, CFO

Mr. Oliveira has over 10 years of experience in financial services. Before joining Lightspeed Financial Services Group in 2016, Brian served as Vice President, Finance at Knight Capital Group, supporting the Global Execution Services Division. He has also held positions at Bear Stearns & Co and the public accounting firm, WithumSmith+Brown during his career. Brian is a Certified Public Accountant and holds his Series 7 and 27 licenses. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from The College of New Jersey and his MBA from California State University.

Amy Kulinski, EVP, Marketing

Ms. Kulinski heads the Lightspeed marketing department and is responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s marketing strategy through an integrated multichannel approach that is results-driven. She has 13 years of marketing experience and 17 years of financial industry experience. Before joining Lightspeed Financial Services Group in 2018, she previously worked at Lightspeed Trading, National Regulatory Services, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Principal Financial, and VanKampen Funds. She earned her BS in Economics from Illinois State University and received her MBA with a concentration in marketing from Benedictine University.

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Domestic: 1.888.577.3123

International: +1-646-393-4800

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Lightspeed Locations

New Jersey Office

20 Headquarters Plaza
North Tower 7th Floor

Morristown, NJ 07960

Chicago Office

181 West Madison Street, Suite 2950

Chicago, IL 60602

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