Sanjib Sahoo


Sanjib directs all aspects of information technology for tradeMONSTER Group’s online retail brokerage, tradeMONSTER.com, and its financial media site, optionmonster.com. He has been with tradeMONSTER since it was founded in 2006 and was the visionary architect of our innovative, award winning brokerage technology platform. During his tenure at tradeMONSTER, he led and masterminded the entire technology brokerage platform which is now rated as one of the top 2 trading companies in North America and also the top options trading platform nationally by Barron’s.

As CTO, Sanjib oversees software development, quality assurance, production support and hardware and network infrastructure and is also a member of the senior executive team. As a leader, he strongly focuses on aligning the IT initiatives with business strategic goals while working within budgetary and timeline constraints.  He has been engaged with technology for financial services businesses for over 16 years and has a wide range of expertise in technology management, architecture, open source platforms and design, project management and building real time trading systems. Previously, Sanjib has architected and built trading/financial platforms for XpressTrade (now Charles Schwab), Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Desjardins Bank and several other organizations.


This year Sanjib was awarded the 2014 Technology Leadership Award and was recently named on the TechWeek 100 List.  Last year Sanjib received the prestigious 2013 CIO of the Year award presented by the Executives' Club of Chicago, AITP and SIM.  ITA Citylights nominated Sanjib as a finalist for the 2013 Technologist of the Year and he was also a finalist for the 2013 Supernova Awards for Innovation in Matrix Commerce and CITE Award for Best Customer App. His technology team received the ITA Citylights 2013 Outstanding Technology Development Award and the AITP/SIM 2013 CIO Most Effective IT Team. He is currently nominated for the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader Award and is a finalist for the Chicago Innovator of the Year by the Executive’s Club of Chicago. Last year, Sanjib was recognized as one of the most innovative CIOs in CIO Magazine for innovation and collaboration in technology.  

Sanjib, as a thought leader has spoken at several events and IT conferences organized by  TEDx, CIO Magazine, NetworkWorld, PMI,IDG, CITE, CDM Media etc.  focusing on innovation in technology and how his leadership style has built a successful nationally recognized IT team. He has been a featured contributor to Harvard Business Review, NetworkWorld, Wired, NBC Chicago etc.  and has been covered by several media outlets such as the Wallstreet Journal, Techcrunch, Network World, Crain’s, CIO Magazine, Citeworld, Biztech magazine, Wallstreet & Technology etc.