Kevin is Mako’s Chief Technology Officer and a founding partner of the Mako Group. Kevin is the architect of Mako’s proprietary trading system and is the principal author of its pricing/risk management and order routing infrastructure. Kevin was the Head of Technology for the London-based options trading firm Saratoga for two years before Mako was founded. Between 1993 and 1998, Kevin was a partner in the Chicago-based options trading firm Hull Trading Company where he was the lead developer of Hull's electronic trading arm prior to its purchase by Goldman Sachs. Before his career in finance, Kevin worked at Science Horizons from 1989 to 1993 where he developed seismic data acquisition and processing systems used for Nuclear Test Ban Treaty monitoring. From 1985 to 1989 he worked at Systems, Science and Software modelling nuclear weapons effects. Kevin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (1985) and a Masters degree in Applied Mechanics (1988) from the University of California, San Diego where he was pursuing a PhD in Structural Mechanics. Kevin is a member of the University of California, Berkeley Parent's Board for charitable giving.