Executive Management

Buck Haworth, Chief Executive Officer

Buck Haworth is founder and CEO of Born Technology, a provider of infrastructure hosting and bespoke development for the trading community.  In his 30+ year career in the futures industry Buck has worked in many of the segments of the the industry, including trading, audit, and exchange leadership.  He served four terms as the Treasurer of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Board of Directors, working to make the CME the first publicly traded financial exchange in the United States.  He was a member of the CME for 23 years as a floor broker and a local floor trader.  In 1991, Buck established a proprietary trading group trading futures and options.

Previously Buck worked for Chicago Corporation where he established floor operations, and managed foreign exchange arbitrage operations at the CME.  He worked for the CME as Vice-President of Audit where he implemented the transition to a professional staff of certified public accountants. He served as Controller of Ralph N. Peters & Co. managing the firm’s back office for both futures and securities operations.  Buck holds a CPA and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society.

Derek Haworth, President

Derek previously worked as the Chief Technology Officer for GNI, Inc. – a boutique Chicago FCM acquired by Man Financial in the fall of 2002. At GNI Inc., Derek managed the first U.S. installation of Patsystems. GNI, Inc. quickly became a forerunner in the U.S. electronic futures trading arena. Derek grew and evolved along with the very first employees of the various futures trading system companies – including Patsystems and Trading Technologies. Derek has been involved with the futures markets for over 15 years, working on the trading floor at the CME and trading for his own account. He has been involved in the technology industry for over 20 years and has significant experience in both systems development and network architecting.

Derek has been able to parlay these experiences into creating a custom, innovative electronic trading infrastructure for Born Technology – and infrastructure that’s second to none in the industry.