Sam has over 30 years of experience in the financial services and technology sectors and has held numerous business leadership positions and appointments. Sam was formerly CEO at Liquid Holdings Group, LLC, a New York-based provider of hedge fund technology. Prior to Liquid, from 2010-2012, he served as the Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of the Financial Industry Regulatory Association ("FINRA"). From 2003-2008, Mr. Gaer served as the Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of the New York Mercantile Exchange ("NYMEX"), as well as CEO of NYMEX Europe (2005-2007), where he was instrumental in architecting its global technology strategy, its IPO, and eventual acquisition by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Mr. Gaer is the founder and former Chairman of TradinGear.com and TGFIN Holdings (the predecessor to Redify). Mr. Gaer has won several technology awards and accolades, including a two-time selection as a CIO 100 Award Winner (2005, 2007), Best IT Team (2008), and has served on the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee as well as the Global Co-Chairman of the FIX Protocol Limited Derivatives Committee. Mr. Gaer is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Marni was General Counsel at TradinGear.com, the operating subsidiary of TGFIN Holdings. She was also the Senior Vice President and General Counsel at International Newspaper Printing Company (NY). Marni is a practicing attorney for over 20 years. Her degrees include a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Marni has been the General Counsel of Redify (aka TGFIN Holdings) and a board member since 2002.
Mr. Etra is an attorney and businessman whose international experience encompasses Law, Business, Trade, Development and International Affairs. His activities include: Membre du Cabinet of the Director-General of the International Labor Organization, founding Chair of the African Affairs Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Vice-Chair of the United Nations NGO/DPI Executive Committee, Vice-Chair of the Council on UN Affairs of B’nai B’rith International, an officer of the UN CoNGO Committees on Human Rights and on Sustainable Development, the President’s Council of the Sea Research Foundation, the International Boards of Governors of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Honorary Fellowship) and the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design in Jerusalem. Aaron is President & CEO of INDEVA Corp., Chairman of the Palm Beach, FL International Cooperation Council, Vice-Chairman of the Investment Committee of the General Partner of Berkley Asset Fund I, L.P. and a Member of the Zoning & Design Committee of the Real Estate Board of New York. He was also co-founder of the Molecutec Group (Chairman) which includes PhV Corporation and Molecutec LLC (Managing Director), the Director of the International Council of ICMAN (the International Conference on Mechanisms of Action of Nutraceuticals) and Secretary-Treasurer and a Director of the Institute for Life Sciences Collaboration (ILSC). Aaron is a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the New York State Biotechnology Association, the American Society of International Law and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He holds a J.D. degree from Columbia University, a LL.M. from New York University and a B.A. from Yale University.
Mr. Greenberg has over 22 years of experience in private investments, commodities trading, and global markets. Throughout his career, Mr. Greenberg has appeared on numerous media outlets including CNN, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, and CNBC. He is frequently interviewed about commodities trading, executive board decisions, and business projections. He is a guest lecturer for the finance program at West Point Military Academy, the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, and Hofstra University. In addition, he teaches a course on the transition to electronic trading at the Museum of American Finance. Mr. Greenberg is highly sought after for his ability to explain complex corporate and trading situations. As a member of the NYMEX Board, David expressed his concerns on market movement and manipulation with the transition of open-out cry trading to electronic trading. Mr. Greenberg has been a board member since 2013.