We are excited to announce that our client Chicago Trading Company has hired two individuals into their Quantitative Leadership team. Paulo Zanjacomo joins as Senior Financial Engineer and Adel Ahanin as Financial Engineer, both reporting to Greg Sobczak, Head of Financial Engineering at CTC.  

Most recently, Paulo served as a Senior Quantitative Analyst at Voltaire Capital.  Previously, he worked as a Senior Research Associate for IMC Financial Markets, Senior Quantitative Analyst for Sun Trading and Director, Quantitative Analyst for Automated Trading Desk, a Citigroup Company.  Paulo began his career with Altera Energy and Delfin Energy in a leading Research and Design position.  Paulo earned a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, a MSc in Applied Mathematics from University of Sao Paulo and BSc in Computer Science from University of Sao Paulo.  Paulo and his family live in Glenview, IL.

Most recently, Adel was a Quantitative Researcher at DRW Holding. Previously, Adel served as Intern Researcher for Forth Hill Capital Management, Research Assistant for MIT Ralph M. Parsons Laboratory and Civil Engineer for Yekom Consulting Engineers. Adel earned a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Master of Engineering degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran.  Adel and his family reside in Chicago, IL.

These searches were conducted by J. James O’Malley, Partner and Jennifer Chapman, Director, Executive Search.

About Chicago Trading Company

Chicago Trading Company (CTC) is a highly analytical, team-oriented derivatives trading firm that employs a dynamic, disciplined approach to trading across a variety of products and strategies. They take decisive action to position themselves at the forefront of the financial markets.  CTC actively trades in a broad spectrum of asset classes that include Equities, Interest Rates, and Commodities. They have grown dramatically since their inception in 1995. Recognized as a leading provider of liquidity and pricing on numerous derivatives exchanges globally, they trade more than 20 hours a day, six days a week.  With offices in Chicago, New York, and London, CTC’s success and growth are due to their market experience, state of the art technology, risk management capabilities, and financial engineering expertise.

About TalentRISE

TalentRISE provides consultative, highly tailored recruitment solutions to meet an organization’s most pressing talent acquisition challenges. The firm’s core service offerings include retained executive search with built-in 100-day assimilation and on-boarding program; a flexible, scalable recruitment model for all hiring needs beneath the executive level, from key, time-sensitive functional roles to longer-term, enterprise recruitment process outsourcing (FlexRPO); and talent acquisition consulting to bring industry best practices to a client’s strategy and processes.  TalentRISE takes a hands-on, partner-led approach, specializes in serving middle market industry innovators, and possesses particular depth in the professional services, banking and financial services, healthcare, technology and consumer/industrial manufacturing sectors.



J. James O’Malley

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Jim has spent 25 years on both ends of the table, developing HR and talent solutions to align leadership, talent, and business needs.

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