OptionMonster® Holdings, Inc. announced today that its CTO, Sanjib Sahoo, was selected as the 2013 CIO of the Year award honoree by The Executives’ Club of Chicago, the Association of Information Technology Professionals and the Society of Information Management. OptionMonster Holdings, Inc. is the parent of tradeMONSTER, the online brokerage industry’s leader in user experience.
Sahoo was selected from a group of top Chicagoland IT executives, including those at technology leading Fortune 100 companies. A panel of 13 judges reviewed nominations scored in 11 weighted categories, and announced the winner at a May 16th luncheon. Sahoo received the highest scores in several categories including Leadership in Driving Business Value, Vision and Tactics and Managing the IT organization.
Sahoo, who joined in 2006, the year OptionMonster Holdings was founded, oversees all aspects of its technology and development. He is the visionary technologist who with his team built the tradeMONSTER’s award winning platforms. In his leadership role Sanjib has inculcated a culture of innovation and collaboration at OptionMonster Holdings, and assumed a key role in the recent launch patent pending tradeMONSTER Mobile.
“I am very honored by the recognition and thank The Executives’ Club, AITP and SIM for their consideration. This is a great honor that embodies the talent, grit, and passion of our technology team. When you put the customer’s needs first and work from there, incredible and disruptive technology can bloom. The CIO of the Year award goes to a single person, but it has really been conferred on our entire enterprise. And what’s better, I believe that our best is yet to come,” said Sahoo.
Dirk Mueller, co-founder and CEO of OptionMonster Holdings, Inc. commented, “Sanjib is well deserving of this accolade. Under Sanjib’s leadership our technology team has now twice delivered ground-breaking innovation in our industry allowing us to provide “Anytime, Anywhere” trading and investing. To that end, our innovative use of HTML5 with tradeMONSTER Mobile, has successfully replicated the ease-of-use and high performance of our desktop trading platform on nearly any mobile device.”
Melisa Bean, President & CEO of the Executives' Club of Chicago, offered, “Congratulations to Sanjib Sahoo for receiving the CIO of the Year Award. This prestigious recognition from The Executives’ Club acknowledges his contribution to Chicago’s information leadership community and for sharing innovative best practices.”
Awarded since 2003, past CIO of the Year honorees include technology executives from Motorola, Boeing, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Allstate Insurance.
About The Executives’ Club of Chicago
One of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious organizations, founded in 1911, the Club facilitates strategic relationship development, intellectual exchange and development of future leaders. Through its Global Leaders, Women’s Leadership, Chicago CEO Series and other programming, the Club brings together business, civic and academic leaders from all industries to discuss strategies that address challenges and opportunities affecting Chicago and the world.
About OptionMonster Holdings
Co-founded in 2006 by Jon (‘DRJ’) and Pete Najarian and Dirk Mueller, a group of professional traders, financial executives, and CNBC contributors, the OptionMonster Holdings is a financial services company providing brokerage services through its subsidiary tradeMONSTER at www.trademonster.com and financial news, analysis and education services through its subsidiary optionMONSTER at www.optionmonster.com.
The vision of the OptionMonster Holdings is to provide best of breed information and tools intended to narrow the gap between self-directed and institutional investing, by providing retail investors with the best options content (including education) in the industry and an online brokerage platform, which provides an amazing user experience “Anywhere, Anytime”, is the easiest to use and gives any investor all the necessary professional grade tools to trade successfully in the markets.
optionMONSTER's (www.optionMONSTER.com) unique perspective marries high-tech analysis of the day's market activity to the pro trader's insights and makes it accessible to everyone. The Chicago-based company delivers news and analysis, educational resources, and subscription services in the fields of options, equity, and exchange traded funds, helping investors evaluate trading opportunities and make disciplined decisions about their portfolio.
Rated "Best for Options Traders", tradeMONSTER (www.trademonster.com) is setting a new standard of excellence and innovation in the online brokerage industry. tradeMONSTER was the first online broker to deploy a streaming desktop-like trading experience in a web-browser, featuring professional grade tools in a dynamic and customizable interface combined with integrated investor education, transparent commissions and an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated customer service team. Additionally, tradeMONSTER is offering a groundbreaking mobile experience on all major mobile platforms and devices through tradeMONSTER Mobile. tradeMONSTER's technology team prides itself on constant customer driven innovation and currently has been granted several patents with numerous patents pending for its technology and one-of-kind investment tools embedded on the tradeMONSTER platform. All securities and investments are offered through tradeMONSTER. Member FINRA/SIPC/NFA.
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