Dave Cummings
Dave Cummings - Chairman of the Board

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. Since its start in 2005, BATS has grown to become one of the three largest stock markets in America, providing competition to NASDAQ and the NYSE. BATS expanded to also become the largest market in Europe.

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

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.
Eric Buer
Eric Buer - Director

Eric Buer joined Tradebot in 2009. Buer has held several positions with the firm including Director of Finance, CFO, Board member and now Senior Vice President and Managing Director. He currently runs the Tradebot Properties Team. Buer was previously with KPMG in the Audit practice. He served as a lead Senior on several public and private clients. Buer graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa with a BS in Accounting and Management. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA and both the Kansas and Missouri Society of CPAs.

When Eric is not working he enjoys teaching his girls how to ride motorcycles, spending time on the water at the Lake and snowboarding. He resides in Olathe, Kansas, with his wife and daughters.
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