Tim Geannopulos inspires the next generation of tech-driven entrepreneurs

Doctor of law and institutional trading technology executive Tim Geannopulos visited Syracuse University’s Blackstone LaunchPad at SU Libraries on January 30, 2023

Tim Geannopulos is no stranger to entrepreneurship and taking risk. He originally joined Trading Technologies (TT) in 1999 and left in 2014 to launch technology firm Neurensic in Chicago. He left the firm, which was focused on compliance and operations software for firms in the financial industry, in 2016.

Geannopulos held the position of Executive Vice President and Head of Sales for more than 15 years before becoming Chairman and CEO. Indeed, the financial technology veteran shared that story, and lessons from more than 20 years in the fields of finance, investment, and software, at the Syracuse University Blackstone LaunchPad to student entrepreneurs.

He joined an intimate roundtable that included Aidan Mickleburgh ’22 G’23 (College of Engineering and Computer Science and an MBA from the Whitman), Justin Gluska ’23 (College of Engineering and Computer Science) of The ChatGPT Promptbook, Brandon Henry ‘24 (Maxwell School of Citizenship of Public Affairs) of Beyond the Box, Ud Joseph ‘25 (iSchool), Ryan Joaquin Sylvester ’25 (College of Arts and Sciences) and more.

“Find your X-men power at the intersection of what you’re doing and your passion,” said Geannopulos.

Geannopulos provided inspiration to the student entrepreneurs attending the event and shared future opportunities to stay connected. As Chairman and CEO his responsibilities include managing key partner transactions and guide TT through the next chapter of growth and expansion. The role he is most proud of is father to his children, one of which is a student at Syracuse University.

Trading Technologies (TT) creates professional trading software infrastructure and data solutions for a wide variety of users, including proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, commercial hedgers and risk managers. In addition to providing access to the world’s major international exchanges and liquidity venues via its TT® trading platform, TT offers domain-specific technology for cryptocurrency trading and machine-learning tools for trade surveillance.

The event was organized by Syracuse University Blackstone LaunchPad at SU Libraries in partnership with Advancement and External Affairs (AEA).

Source: Trading Technologies