Michael Kraines is chief financial officer and president at Trading Technologies International, Inc. As CFO, Kraines focuses on the company’s strategy, financial and operational growth model, and financial strength. As president, he oversees TT's global sales and customer success organizations and directs business development and commercial partnerships. In addition, he has day-to-day operational responsibilities for TT's functional departments. He also previously served as chief commercial officer at TT.
Before joining TT, Kraines spent 25 years as an investment banker in the financial technology sector. He joined TT from Sandler O’Neill + Partners, where he was a managing director and led the financial technology effort and advised on transactions in the market structure sector beginning in 2004. Previously he was a managing director in the financial institutions group with Wasserstein Perella & Co., starting in 1992, and prior to that he practiced as a venture capital attorney with Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Kraines earned a B.A. with distinction from Cornell University, a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School.
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