ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mike Scott, director of application architecture at online investing services company, Scottrade, Inc., was recognized as a 2013 Premier 100 IT Leader by IDG’s Computerworld.
“Mike has proven his leadership by implementing reliable, user-friendly trading tools, developing essential trading applications and improving trade executions with the construction of a patented automated brokerage system.”
“It is an honor to receive this recognition for Scottrade and join this year’s class of innovative IT leaders,” Scott said. “During the past 12 years working in IT at Scottrade, I have had many rewarding opportunities to work on projects that directly affect self-directed traders and investors. I have a lot of passion for my work, and am supported by all areas of the business to continue to provide engaging solutions to our clients.”
Specifically, Scott was recognized for his work in redesigning the company’s IT department to more quickly anticipate and react to rapidly-changing needs of self-directed traders and investors. He led the creation and remodeling of various trading platforms and applications, translating to consistent, dependable and secure trading websites used by millions of traders and investors, securing Scottrade’s position as an industry leader.
“When I look to determine what qualities make a leader and mentor, it’s not one facet that someone does really well, but a number of skills that are performed time after time exceptionally well,” said Joe Tocco, development managing director at Scottrade. “Mike has proven his leadership by implementing reliable, user-friendly trading tools, developing essential trading applications and improving trade executions with the construction of a patented automated brokerage system.”
Other Scottrade associates Computerworld recognized as Premier 100 IT Leaders include:
- 2012 – Anne Coleman for enhancing clients’ online trading experiences and growing her team from 23 associates to more than 160 associates in just five years.
- 2010 – Mike Tully for bridging the gap between internal business departments, technical groups and external third-party vendors.
- 2009 – Joe Tocco for growing and restructuring the development group, resulting in a more collaborative environment, higher quality products and more successful projects.
- 2008 – Ian Patterson for building and leading an IT team that supports one of the nation’s leading online brokerage firms, including designing a state-of-the-art data center.
“The Premier 100 awards program showcases the exceptional work of a dedicated group of technology-savvy business leaders who are driving huge change in their organizations through IT,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “Every day, these exemplary business leaders make strategic technology decisions that track to their organizations’ top priorities. These 100 men and women keep a keen eye on the changing landscape of political, economic, regulatory and technology trends that are driving significant shifts in IT.”
Earlier this year, Scottrade’s IT department was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in IT for the fifth consecutive year by Computerworld. The company also secured a spot for the sixth consecutive year on InformationWeek’s annual ranking of the 500 most innovative technology organizations.
About Scottrade, Inc.
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