Jim Northey

Jim is our CIO. His main business focus is in providing consulting services and products for messaging and transaction processing to improve the quality of financial services in terms of efficiency, reliability, and performance.


Here is an extract from his C.V.

Feb 2018 to Present – Itiviti AB

Consultant and Industry Standards Liaison – As part of the deal to combine Itiviti and Ullink, Itiviti and I decided to reduce my role to part time involvement in thought leadership, marketing, and industry standards liaison activities. Although I will miss being part of product management, this continued support and participation as part of Itiviti will allow me to branch out into other areas of my standards involvement neglected over the past ten years in the sustainable energy and core banking areas as part of an overall transition to chair of ISO TC68.

I look forward to being of service to both Itiviti and Itiviti’s customers in this new part time role as I branch out into new areas of standardization in energy and core banking

Jan 2018 to Present – ISO TC68 Chair Elect

Elected to serve as the next International Organization for Standardization Chair, I will spend this year learning from the outgoing chair, Karla McKenna. Looking forward to serving the industry which has provide me much in this service role as chair starting January 2019. Areas of focus will be improving quality of TC68 standards and working with the community to ensure that standardization and the ISO TC68 standards remain relevant during this time of technological upheaval, disruption, and sea change.

Nov 2013 to Present – FIX Trading Community

As Global Technical Committee Chair my aim is to lower the cost of ownership of FIX by focusing on bringing “plug and play” to the financial messaging via the FIX Orchestra standard. For FIX to remain viable outside of legacy OMS connectivity, the protocol must operate at a higher level in terms of operational efficiency and ease of use and the time it takes to establish transactional flows between counterparties.

Feb 2016 to Feb 2018 – Itiviti AB

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Research

ITIVITI AB is the result of the combination of two industry leaders, ORC and CameronTec Group. Business as usual, but with additional global presence and a much wider portfolio of products and services.

Nov 2009 to Nov 2015 – Accredited Standards Committee X.9

The Accredited Standards Committee X.9 is responsible for establishing and maintaining financial services within the United States.

Feb 1997 to Present – Michigan Technological University

Adjunct Instructor in the School of Business and Economics, Finance

Currently teaching FIN 4200 Derivatives and Financial Engineering in the School of Business and Economics Finance department. Previously held dual appointments to the School of Business and Economics and the College of Arts and Science – Department of Computer Science. Taught a wide range of courses, ranging from introductory IT, C++ programming, Java programming, Networking, Database Management Systems, Systems Analysis and Design, Project Management. Helped students start a chapter of the AITP. Support of the MTU SBE Finance Club.


1998 – DePaul University
Computer Science – Graduate course in Formal Methods

1997 to 1998 – Michigan Technological University
Computer Science – Graduate courses in software engineering

1994 to 1997 – Illinois Institute of Technology
MS Financial Markets and Trading
Emphasis was on OTC and listed derivatives and computational finance

1979 to 1984 – University of Indianapolis
BS Mathematics

1977 to 1978 – University of Dubuque