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tradeMONSTER CTO Sanjib Sahoo Receives 2014 InfoWorld Technology Leadership Award

tradeMONSTER, a leading web-based brokerage co-founded by renowned options traders Jon and Pete Najarian, announced today that IDG’s InfoWorld Technology Leadership Awards recognized tradeMONSTER’s CTO Sanjib Sahoo in the “technology creation/enhancement” category for his vision, leadership and novel approach in creating tradeMONSTER’s patent pending mobile platform.

The Company created the trading industry’s first HTML5 mobile platform that has provided users with the functionality and consistency of its desktop real-time trading platform on their mobile devices. In March, tradeMONSTER Mobile received an unprecedented perfect score in Barron’s online brokerage rankings.

The Technology Leadership Award winners are selected based on the excellence and quality of the work environment by a panel of InfoWorld editors, and honor the nation’s best leaders in four technology categories:

  • Business Management
  • IT Management
  • Technology Creation/Enhancement
  • Technology Deployment

“InfoWorld's eight 2014 Technology Leadership Awards winners show that essential combination of creativity, vision, management, and political savvy that are necessary to stand out from their peers in helping their businesses grow, in rearchitecting their IT strategies, in deploying critical emerging technologies, and in innovating technologies themselves. We salute these leaders, and hope they inspire many others as well,” said Galen Gruman, Executive Editor/News and Features, InfoWorld.

Dirk Mueller-Ingrand, tradeMONSTER’s co-founder & CEO, commented, “Sanjib leads a dedicated team who consistently deliver technology that has proven itself remarkably stable, robust and user friendly. More important, their ‘bleeding edge’ work enables tradeMONSTER to deliver an amazing user experience seamlessly across desktop and mobile devices.”

Sahoo offered, “I am honored to receive this award from InfoWorld and be recognized among these other elite technologists. tradeMONSTER has come a long way in five years, but one thing has remained the same and will never change -- our determination to develop and deliver the absolute best technology solutions to our customers. If you have the discipline and hunger to engage the markets, you should have the best available tools and technology at your disposal. tradeMONSTER customers engage the markets with this confidence.”

Sahoo has been with tradeMONSTER’s parent company, tradeMONSTER Group, Inc., since 2006, the year when the Company was founded. In 2013 he was awarded “CIO of the Year” by The Executives’ Club of Chicago and was recognized last week in the Chicago Techweek100 list.

About @tradeMONSTER

tradeMONSTER, rated by Barron’s as “Best for Options Traders” and #1 for Mobile, Research Amenities, Customer Service & Education, and Usability, is making professional-grade tools accessible to all online traders, regardless of experience level. With its innovation focus on combining state-of-the-art analysis with an intuitive user experience, tradeMONSTER’s technology team has been granted several patents with numerous patents pending for its technology and unique investment tools embedded on the tradeMONSTER platform. All securities and investments are offered through tradeMONSTER. Member FINRA/SIPC/NFA.

In May of 2014, global growth investor General Atlantic (“GA”) , announced they will acquire a majority interest in tradeMONSTER from its shareholders and separately will acquire OptionsHouse, from PEAK6 Investments, L.P. The transactions are expected to close in the third quarter, pending regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. GA will own a majority stake in the new combined company.

About InfoWorld

InfoWorld helps IT decision makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in the independent InfoWorld Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at

About International Data Group

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 websites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CITEworld, Computerworld, CSO, Greenbot, InfoWorld, ITworld, JavaWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, and TechHive, as well as the DEMO conference. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. More than 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at

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