Why Lightspeed and who we serve

Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC supports professional traders, established and emerging hedge funds, high net worth individuals, trading groups, and registered investment advisors (RIAs) through a complete suite of technology, Regulation T and portfolio margin leverage, access to our agency-only trade desk, as well as execution services. Offices are located in both New York and Chicago, and remote access to all products is available. The client experience perfectly balances robust and flexible technology solutions with focused, experienced, and high-touch customer service.

Our team

Tom Gibb - Co-President

Mr. Gibb joined Lightspeed Financial Services Group in 2018 with over 15 years’ experience in the brokerage industry. Prior to Lightspeed, Mr. Gibb most recently held the role of Co-President of Lightspeed Trading. Mr. Gibb joined Lightspeed upon its inception in 2006 after three years of trading equities on a proprietary desk. Throughout his tenure at Lightspeed Mr. Gibb served as the firm’s Trading Operations Manager, Director of Client Service, EVP of Brokerage Operations, and Co-President. Mr. Gibb is a graduate of Fordham University where he earned a BS in Finance. He is based out of the New York office and holds Series 4, 7, 24, 27, 55, and 63 licenses.

Kevin Ott - Co-President

Mr. Ott has over 19 years’ industry experience and is a technologically sophisticated leader with keen insight into systems operation, front- and back-end operations, sales, product and project management within the financial services industry. Joining Lightspeed Financial Services Group in 2018, Kevin has held positions at Lightspeed Trading and Terra Nova Financial. Mr. Ott is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BBA in Finance. He holds his Series 7 and 24 licenses and is based out of our Chicago office.

Craig Aronoff - EVP of Prime Brokerage Sales

Aronoff began his career at Shearson Lehman Brothers as a financial consultant. Most recently he founded Victor Securities, a firm providing technology-driven brokerage solutions to professional traders. He graduated from Adelphi University in 1991 with a degree in Business Management and a concentration in Finance and holds the Series 3, 7, 30, 55 & 63 licenses.

Joe Minton - Head of Agency Trading

Joe Minton joined Lightspeed from Livevol Securities in 2015 to head up our agency desk. Mr. Minton began his derivatives career in 1998 as an equity option market maker and volatility trader. Mr. Minton earned a finance degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and holds Series 4, 7, 24, 55, 63 and 65 licenses.



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20 Headquarters Plaza
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Morristown, NJ 07960


181 West Madison Street
Suite 2950
Chicago, IL 60602

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