Previously, Neil was the founding employee of REDI in 1992 at SLK, widely considered the pioneering broker trading technology system. An innovation from its inception, he started REDI as a single entry order pad for Listed securities (DOT). By 1997, REDI was leading the next transformation with REDIBook (ECN), and by adding Futures & Options into a consolidated front-end. A partner at SLK, Neil directly managed the sales, support, and product team, and the technology team indirectly at that time. REDI extended its industry leadership, sitting on over 8,000 desktops, executing over a billion shares and 10% of the market daily. Prior to joining SLK, Neil started his career in the back-office at Quick & Reilly Clearing in 1985.
Since 2006, Neil has served as President of his family office, DeSena Investments. The primary investment strategy is focused on taking minority stakes in a diversified portfolio within the Financial Technology arena. He also serves on the board of directors of two portfolio companies.