We offer a suite of financial technology services to increase broker dealer profits & productivity.

Launched in 2010, SpeedRoute provides broker-dealers the ability to cost effectively and intelligently navigate the U.S. Equity Markets. Clients maximize profitability through reduced costs, more efficient access to venues, greater speed, and streamlined processing. Led by some of the most experienced people in the financial technology sector, formerly from Sonic, Bank of New York, Merrill Lynch, Herzog Heine & Geduld , Nasdaq and other leading firms. Our senior management averages over 28 years of experience with over $20 Million invested in technology and infrastructure.

What We Do:

SpeedRoute provides services to Broker Dealers focused on the routing and execution of U.S. equities. Our technology is domiciled in NY4. We are integrated with a majority of the leading Front-Ends and Order Management Systems as well as numerous proprietary order execution systems. These integrations allow our clients to connect to every U.S. Equity Exchange, over twenty dark pools and other off-exchange liquidity sources. We pride ourselves on reducing the overall cost of execution, concentrating on minimizing fees/optimizing rebates as well as delivering quality executions. SpeedRoute provides custom smart routing solutions to execute in both lit and dark markets in order to achieve our clients’ goals. We understand that there are various different trading styles, strategies and types of order flow, each demanding different functionality and routing logic in order to be executed in the most efficient and economic manner. Whether you are a trader looking for a most cost-effective route to take liquidity, a boutique broker looking to receive top tier rebates or a sophisticated algo provider looking to optimize the execution quality of your child orders, while minimizing market impact - SpeedRoute can help.

Our Mission:

There are currently twelve U.S. equity exchanges, over forty dark pools and hundreds if not thousands of other liquidity providers. SpeedRoute helps firms and traders that are struggling with market fragmentation and increasingly complex order types. One connection into SpeedRoute allows you access to over forty sources of liquidity while minimizing the costs associated with order execution. While executing intelligently at exchanges is important, SpeedRoute focuses on developing technology to effectively source all available liquidity across most disparate pools of liquidity. Speedroute has developed relationships with a majority of the largest and most active dark pools and is continually reaching out to grow its network of liquidity providers. In order to achieve the best execution, broker dealers need to connect to a majority of these pools, understand how to best utilize the available order types and incorporate exchange fee schedules into routing decisions. This knowledge of equity market structure and regulation is needed to develop fast, intelligent and compliant order routing technology. Speedroute's leadership team, relationships and network of liquidity providers coupled with their intelligent routing technology allows broker dealers the ability to execute trades efficiently and cost effectively by establishing a single connection into SpeedRoute.

 

Our Executive Team

 

Alex Vlastakis President

Mr. Vlastakis is President of SpeedRoute. He also serves as the President of PRO Securities, a registered broker-dealer affiliate of SpeedRoute, and Chief Administrative Officer of tZERO Group a global leader in the development and commercialization of blockchain-based financial technology as well as SpeedRoute’s and PRO’s parent company.   He brings over 19 years of brokerage and financial services experience, including executive management, market structure and trading systems.

Mr. Vlastakis was formerly with Bank of New York through multiple positions and acquisitions, with a focus on business development.  He joined SpeedRoute as Director of Business Development and Operations and was directly involved in the sale of SpeedRoute and its affiliates to Overstock.com the following year.  In 2017, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer with responsibilities including oversight of the operations and sales teams.  In 2019, he was named President of Speedroute and Pro Securities.

Additionally, as Chief Administrative Officer of tZERO Group, Mr. Vlastakis is focused on the strategy and adoption of the firm’s fintech products.  He had a principal role in the planning and execution of the firm’s security token offering.  His participation started early in the structuring process and continued through to the close.   

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Brian Capuano Chief Compliance Officer

Brian’s years of diverse industry expertise and experience is pivotal in understanding client needs and demands. This experience has helped to maintain client relationships throughout numerous business transitions. He has twenty-plus years of trading floor experience at Philadelphia Stock Exchange working in a fast paced trading environment for major firms. He manages trading operations and also oversees client onboarding, route optimizations as well as regulatory issues as they pertain to trading and other related functions.

 
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Steve Bailey CFO/ FINOP

Steve Bailey is the Chief Financial Officer and FINOP of SpeedRoute, LLC and the Finance Controller of tZERO Group, Inc, SpeedRoute’s parent company. He is a Chartered Accountant and member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Steve has worked in the finance department or on securities lending trading desks of various banks and broker-dealers for over 20 years in London and New York. Prior to working in London, he was a Senior Investigator with the Inland Revenue Department in New Zealand.

He holds FINRA licenses Series 7, 27 and 63.