Associates

Dave Cummings
Dave Cummings - Chairman of the Board
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Dave Cummings is the owner of Tradebot Systems and Tradebot Ventures. Tradebot uses computer algorithms to provide liquidity to the stock market. Dave started Tradebot in 1999 out of a spare bedroom with a $10,000 investment. Some days Tradebot accounts for up to 5% of the total U.S. stock market volume. In 2008, Dave started Tradebot Ventures to help Kansas City build the next generation of high-growth technology companies. Dave is the founder and former CEO of BATS Trading. BATS grew to become one of the three largest stock markets in America, providing competition to NASDAQ and NYSE. In February of 2017, BATS was acquired by CBOE Holdings, Inc. for approximately $3.4 billion.

Dave holds a degree in Computer & Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He is a life-long member of Platte Woods Methodist church. He lives in Parkville, Missouri with his wife and two kids.
Jennifer Tomlinson
Jennifer Tomlinson, CPA - Director
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Jennifer Tomlinson began her career at Tradebot as the Assistant Controller in 2008. Jennifer was promoted to Director of Human Resources in 2012 and assumed the responsibility of recruiting new Associates to join the firm. As CFO, Jennifer is responsible for overall financial management of the company, including financial reporting and planning. Jennifer joined Tradebot's Board of Directors in 2013. She is a certified public accountant and a member of the AICPA and the Missouri Society of CPAs. Jennifer was previously a Senior Associate with KPMG and ran the audit engagement for an SEC client. During this time she was involved with multiple acquisitions, as well as working on various due diligence teams.

Jennifer graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor's and Master's of Accountancy. When Jennifer is not working, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling and cheering for the Tigers. Jennifer lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with her husband and two children.
Philip Meyer
Philip Meyer - Director
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Philip Meyer joined Tradebot in 2017 as Director of Corporate Development. Since joining the firm Philip has been active on numerous projects and transactions for Tradebot Properties and Tradebot Ventures. Prior to Tradebot, Philip was a Managing Director at George K. Baum Capital Advisors LLC where he spent nearly two decades as an investment banker advising private and public companies on mergers, acquisitions and capital raising transactions.

Philip graduated from William Jewell College’s Oxbridge Honors Program with a degree in Institutions and Policy. He enjoys reading, training for triathlons and spending time with friends and family. Philip lives in the Kansas City area with his wife and two children.
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