Management Team

FTLabs senior management group is composed of a core team of fixed income technology experts with the track record and business credentials to drive innovation and successful enterprise-level solutions.

James Rucker


James has earned a distinctive reputation within the technology industry and has a proven record of innovation and business leadership. Bringing over 25 years of fixed income technology experience, James founded FTLabs, Inc. in 2005 and is currently serving as President. Prior to joining FTLabs, he worked in a variety of technology management positions in the fixed income industry, and serving as CIO for a fixed income ECN, and CEO for a consulting firm.

James holds an MBA with an emphasis in Technology Management, a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science, and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He is involved in several professional organizations including Project Management Institute, International Association of Financial Engineers, MENSA International. He is also involved with ROTARY International.

Tommy Hannon

Vice President

Tommy serves as Vice President bringing over 25 years of experience in the fixed income technology industry. He is considered an industry expert in the use of the Financial Information Exchange (FIX) messaging protocol in fixed income trading and in the design and development of electronic trading systems. Prior to joining FTLabs, he was the Chief Technology Officer for ECN and software developer for Applied Intelligence Group.

Tommy holds a BS in Computer Science (emphasis Biology and Physics).

David Trammell

Vice President

David serves as Vice President bringing over 20 years of progressive leadership in the fixed income technology industry. He has extensive experience in the design, development and implementation of cutting-edge user interfaces for real-time systems. Prior to joining FTLabs, he was the Director of Development for a leading gaming software company.