Nick is the founder and CEO of Vertex Integration LLC, a software consulting company focussed on the financial services industry. Prior to founding Vertex, he ran the engineering consulting practice for Lab49 for four years and was responsible for projects at major financial and trading institutions across North America. Additional experiences include two years in the M&A group at Jefferies LLC and Putnam Lovell NBF (which was acquired by Jefferies) and three years at Interactive Brokers. Nick has a Master’s degree in Engineering (with Honours) from Durham University and an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Nick moved to the US from north western England in 1998 and lives in Westchester County, NY with his wife and two children.