Donato A. Montanaro

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Donato Montanaro is Chairman & CEO[1] of online brokerage firm TradeKing, which he co-founded in December 2005.[2] He also helped found online brokerage Suretrade, a subsidiary of Quick & Reilly that was acquired by Fleet Financial Group, now FleetBoston Financial.

TradeKing pioneered the concept of social networking for investors and traders.[3][4][5] Montanaro was one of the first financial services CEOs in the United States to write a public blog to investors.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "About Us / Management profiles,
  2. ^ "Donato A. Montanaro Jr". Businessweek. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  3. ^ “MySpace for Traders”, Business Week, September 10, 2007.
  4. ^ "Cyber Traders Turn to Blogging", August 21, 2007, Reuters video.
  5. ^ Matt Krantz, “Investors share tips, track records online“, July 12, 2007, USA Today.
  6. ^ "Klaus Kneale, "CEOs Say: How to Be an Executive Blogger, August 10, 2009, Forbes."
  7. ^ "Don Montanaro's blog on"