Our proprietary technology, Fusion, drives best execution and is changing the dynamics of equity trading by focusing on what equity investors and traders care about most: transparency, anonymity, liquidity and client alignment. Our approach is the first to provide best-in-class compliance, risk management, speed and performance. Our unique technology represents a clean break from business as usual and provides for a trading environment that is free of conflict while also enabling the user to access class leading compliance tools all at the touch of a button.

Simon Librati – Chairman
For his entire career, Librati has been deeply involved in all areas of trading – from trading with major brokerage firms in Canada to funding and managing teams of traders as well as setting up trading offices in over 180 cities. Over the past 15 years, Librati has been a leader in restructuring how traders execute their trades to maximize trading profits. Librati’s deep knowledge of trading, coupled with his insights on the impact that ECNs were having in the market, led him to eventually build the Clearpool Group of companies with an impressive team. In 2009 Librati entered the US market with a vision to create a technology company that would help make the markets fair and efficient for all investors equally, regardless of their size. Librati’s efforts have enabled him to build a presence in equity trading that represents roughly two percent of U.S. equity trading volume on a daily basis.
Joe Wald – CEO
Joseph Wald has 20 years of experience in building and managing innovative trading technologies, platforms and execution systems for institutional market participants.

As CEO of Clearpool Group, Joe’s trusted reputation and vast industry relationships are helping to grow the firm’s business. He is focused on Clearpool’s vision of transforming market integrity, compliance and risk into competitive strengths within a new electronic trading frontier.

Prior to joining Clearpool, Joe was executive vice president with GAIN Capital where he ran GTX, the institutional electronic FX trading business. He also served as a member of GAIN Capital’s executive operating committee. Earlier, Joe was a managing director and head of Knight Direct, Knight Capital Group’s institutional electronic trade execution business. He oversaw the strategy, development and implementation of Knight Direct’s products and services and was responsible for sales, marketing, operations and support. Before Knight Capital, Joe was CEO and co-founder of EdgeTrade Inc., the pioneer developer of agency-only, liquidity seeking algorithms and direct market access technologies for the equities markets. EdgeTrade was sold to Knight Capital Group in 2008. Joe holds a B.S. in Business, Management and Finance from Brooklyn College.

Brian Schaeffer – President
Schaeffer has spent over a decade of his career as a top specialist on the New York Stock Exchange. Starting as a floor clerk, Schaeffer reached head specialist, managing trading activities in the top equities in the U.S. market: Disney, Hewlett Packard, and Pfizer to name a few. After ten successful years, he was named Chief Executive Officer of Van Der Moolen Capital Markets, one of the largest listed global trading and technology companies. Schaeffer also served under John Thain as a public relations representative at the NYSE. During his tenure, he supervised the visits of many of the most prestigious guests to visit the NYSE: President George W. Bush, various Disney executives, ambassadors and dignitaries from around the world. As an exclusive analyst for CNBC, Schaeffer has appeared on Fast Money, Halftime show, Closing Bell, High Net Worth, and Morning Call. He regularly shares insights on Bloomberg, Fox Business News and other financial media networks.
Ray Ross – CTO
As Chief Technology Officer of Clearpool, Ray Ross oversees all software development, network infrastructure, market connectivity, implementation and support for the firm. Ross has more than 10 years of extensive industry experience, rising to Managing Director of Knight Capital Group. At Knight Capital Group he was responsible for the technology behind Knight Direct, the firms electronic agency algorithmic and market access product. Ross attended Trinity College earning a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Right out of school, Ross started as a software consultant at Tallan Inc., a technology and business process consulting service to enterprise and mid-sized companies throughout the United States.
Peter Kenny – Chief Market Strategist
Peter Kenny was formerly Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist at Knight Capital Group. He has more than 30 years of experience in the equity trading industry and prior to joining Knight was a member of the New York Stock Exchange for two decades. Mr. Kenny joined Knight in December 2006 from Jefferies Execution Services where he served for three years as Managing Director overseeing direct executions. Prior to that tenure, in 2001, Mr. Kenny founded and was Chief Executive Officer of Kenny and Co., a division of Van Der Moolen N.A., a Dutch market maker. Mr. Kennys career also includes six years as NYSE Senior Floor Official while serving on six internal committees, including as an AFB Board Member. A former contributor to, Mr. Kenny appears regularly as an equity market commentator in various broadcasting venues and publications, such as CNN, CNBC Fox Business, Reuters, BBC and Bloomberg TV, radio and print. Kenny’s Commentary, his daily morning note, is read and used by most major media outlets in the Americas and the EU. Additionally, it is one of the most widely read notes on Wall Street and in the financial community. Mr. Kenny serves on the board of directors of Bank of the Ozarks and Imprimis Pharmaceuticals and the non-profits Cento Amici Foundation and Tri-County Academic Fund. He has degrees in Economics and Political Science from Warren Wilson College in North Carolina.
Tom Joyce
Private Investor and former Chairman and CEO of Knight Capital Group

Tom Joyce is a recognized leader in the financial services industry. He has over thirty years of experience, most recently as Chairman and CEO of Knight Capital Group. He joined Knight in 2002 and retired in July 2013. From January through May of 2002, Mr. Joyce was Global Head of Trading for S.C. Bernstein & Co. Prior to that, he held a variety of leadership roles in the Global Institutional Equity business during his almost fifteen years at Merrill Lynch & Co. He is a member of the Boards of Special Olympics Connecticut, the Ronald McDonald House of NYC, and the Alfred E. Smith Foundation. Mr. Joyce received an AB in Economics from Harvard College in 1977. He resides in Darien with his wife, Lisa. They have three children.
Peter Kizenko
Goldman Sach’s former head of Equity Trading, Moscow

Peter Kizenko earned a Bachelor of Economics from Rutgers College in 1988. Peter Kizenko spent five years on the NYMEX, the last two at Cooper Neff and Associates. Kizenko then moved to Russia in 1993 and traded the FSU physical oil market with the Vitol Group, focusing on Kazakhstan. In 1995, he made the shift to the Russian capital markets and headed up equity trading for ING Barings for three years. In 1998 he founded the Donaldson Lufkin &Jenrette trading desk in Moscow before moving to London to run their Eastern Europe and Russian equity trading division. In 2001 Kizenko returned to Russia where he served as Director of Equities Trading for UBS-Brunswick. In 2006, he left to open the Russian equity trading desk for Goldman.


Fusion Technology offers a high speed, fully customizable trader centric platform that allows users to leverage their own unique trading style and strategies.A business built around providing pre-trade compliance tools, risk management and trading systems to hedge funds, broker/dealers and other institutional clients.

Clearpool Group’s Fusion technology is live today and being accessed by thousands of traders around the globe executing billions of shares. The Fusion one button approach is the first to provide class-leading compliance, speed and performance.