Thomas A. Desmond
Chief Growth Officer, TradeKing


Tom is the Chief Growth Officer for TradeKing, a top-ranked nationally licensed online broker deal. Prior to joining TradeKing, Tom was a co-founder, Partner and Managing Director of Baird Venture Partners, LLC, a venture capital firm based in Chicago, IL. Prior to Baird Venture Partners, Tom served as a Vice President in Robert W. Baird & Co.’s Investment Banking Group. Tom was also a Senior Product Manager and Senior Analyst at Morningstar, Inc. and an Associate in Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s Investment Banking Division. Tom earned an MBA with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and MA with high honors from Michigan State University and a BA, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.


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Thomas A. Desmond (TradeKing)
TradeKing was the first online broker-dealer to embrace social networking, introducing the TradeKing Community in 2005. Now, with more than two years under its belt - and 60,000 active traders & community members - TradeKing demonstrates how social networking is changing trading, to its own and its clients' benefit. Read more.

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