Interview with Sanjib Sahoo

Sanjib Sahoo is CTO for tradeMONSTER Group.  He directs all aspects of information technology for tradeMONSTER Group’s online retail brokerage,, and its financial media site,  This year Sanjib received the prestigious 2013 CIO of the Year award presented by the Executives’ Club of Chicago, AITP and SIM.

Sanjib recently shared some of his leadership insights with us in this video interview.  He has some important messages for CIOs and other technology leaders who are seeking to influence their company’s business strategy.

Interview with Sanjib Sahoo, CTO, tradeMonster Group from Brian Donovan on Vimeo.

About Sanjib Sahoo:

Sanjib is an award winning CTO/CIO and is the new wave of strategic CIOs whose visionary leadership and approach towards innovation has been recognized widely for raising the bar in trading technology by building an award winning innovative online retail brokerage, tradeMONSTER and their HTML5 patent-pending Mobile trading platform.

He has been with optionMONSTER Holdings since it was founded in 2006 and directs all aspects of IT for tradeMONSTER, and its financial media site, optionMONSTER. Under his leadership , tradeMONSTER leapfrogged the competition and has been ranked as one of the top 2 online trading firms.

His strategic approach to innovation and taking measured risks have allowed tradeMONSTER to be 2 times first in the industry; first to launch browser based trading platform and first to launch HTML5 mobile trading platform. As a leader, he believes the key is striking the right balance between risks, innovation fueled by the right leadership. His thoughts and leadership techniques and technical inputs have been frequently covered in the media.

Sanjib recently received the prestigious 2013 CIO of the Year award from Executive Club of Chicago, AITP and SIM and was finalist for ITA 2013 Technologist of the Year. His team also received the 2013 “Outstanding Technology Development “Award. He is also currently a finalist in 3 categories for the 2013 Supernova awards.

Sanjib has contributed thought provoking articles to forums like Harvard Business Review, WIRED, NBC Chicago etc and has spoken in several national conferences organized by CITE, NetworkWorld, CDM Media, CIO Magazine etc covering a wide variety of topics like mobility, leadership, innovation, risks, talent, CIO issues .

He has been engaged with technology for financial services businesses for over 14 years and has a wide range of expertise in technology management and has experience in building financial systems for Deutsche Bank, XpressTrade(now Charles Schwab) and Citibank.