Jim Eckstein             CEO

     Jim Eckstein

Jim is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of TradeRocket. In 2013, Jim organized and led a syndicate that provided TradeRocket with its initial funding. In the fall of 2015 members of the Board asked and Eckstein agreed to join the company as CEO. Jim is a serial entrepreneur having founded, built and sold multiple Fintech company’s over his career.

Jim holds a BBA Information Systems/Finance from the University of Cincinnati College of Business.

Santiago Venegas              GM

Santiago Venegas

Santiago helped to develop the core TradeRocket technology and is continually working with customers to make sure that it remains in alignment with their dynamic needs. Santiago has worked extensively in information solutions on a global scale for companies such as Equifax and Tellermate, helping to shape and market products. He has successfully delivered data based products to some of the largest companies in the world and is applying this expertise to TradeRocket’s market. He holds a BBA from Valdosta State University, Langdale College of Business.

      John Monroe            COO

      John Monroe

John has the challenge of managing TradeRocket’s operations, including legal, human resources, customer service and sales support. With over 30 years of experience in finance, treasury operations and accounting, he has worked as for a variety of companies. Most recently he worked as the Treasurer for Wells Real Estate Funds, Inc., a national real estate investment management company that raised over $10 billion of equity and acquired over $12 billion of office real estate.  John holds a BS from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.


    Jeff Gapusan    Head of Capital          Markets

    Jeff Gapusan
   Head of Capital          Markets

Jeff manages TradeRocket's relationships with financial sponsors, investors, and other financial counterparties. He brings a unique expertise, understanding and sensitivity to these sophisticated relationships. Prior to entering the startup world, he worked with the world's leading institutional investors on their securitized and structured credit investment needs. With an unrivaled passion for FinTech, Jeff hopes to revolutionize the way businesses fund themselves. He holds a BS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from McGill University.

    Albert Assad  VP of Business      Development

    Albert Assad
 VP of Business      Development

Albert leads TradeRocket's business development and sales department. He brings extensive experience and understanding of the complexities the mid-market and international companies live with day-to-day. Prior to joining TradeRocket, Assad worked as a financial and management consultant focusing on strategic planning, management improvement and funding opportunities on both a national and international level. He is a dynamic, multi-lingual leader with a passion to guide companies to success and is convinced that TradeRocket holds a powerful tool that companies can leverage to help themselves and their suppliers to succeed. Albert holds an MBA and two other master degrees from several universities abroad.

   Michael Fulmer            CTO

   Michael Fulmer

Michael oversees TradeRocket’s technology strategy to insure that it is in harmonic alignment with the business strategy. He has established the company’s technical vision, leads all aspects of its technology development and is attuned to market needs that are satisfied with an innovative technology solution. Michael had an extensive history holding key product architecture, engineering and IT positions at TransUnion. He received a BS from the University of Georgia and an MS from Florida State University. 

       Cisco Vila          Head of     Technical Ops

       Cisco Vila
         Head of
    Technical Ops

Cisco owns the operational design, operation and support of TradeRocket’s  cloud-based distributed infrastructure and product portfolio. His charge is to deliver industry-leading service uptime and anticipate end-customer operational needs, to ensure that TradeRocket’s offerings integrate seamlessly into many varied customer settings. Cisco has over 15 years of experience operating web infrastructures and services in both startup and corporate environments. He recently worked as Technical Director at Turner, where he led the Site Reliability Engineering team and Digital Operations Center helping to support and monitor Turner’s digital brands and their supporting services.


Board & Advisors

Michael McGovern
Private Equity Investor




Chris Stenglein
Alternative Finance




Rich Weinstein
Investment Banking




Doug Curling
Private Equity