About Us

Potamus Trading, LLC is a registered broker-dealer specializing in U.S. Equities. Our proprietary trading platform is designed for electronic market-making and low-latency execution services. Our platform and services are offered to institutional clients for the purpose of optimizing execution performance.

Potamus Trading was founded in 2012, is registered with the SEC and is a member of FINRA, SIPC, as well as the major U.S. equities exchanges.

Our Services Include

Why Potamus

Potamus believes that there is a natural synergy created by combining high-frequency execution strategies with mid- and low-frequency institutional order interest. This synergy can be leveraged to produce superior execution performance. Our customized solutions can dramatically lower execution costs, and contribute to additional alpha generation.

As a Company with expertise in leading-edge technology and finance, Potamus partners with its clients to enable them to keep pace with the markets in achieving trade execution goals. Potamus offers clients access to high performance execution algorithms built on a low-latency, co-located infrastructure; transparency in order handling and cost of execution; and a trusted counter-party.

Working with Potamus provides

Access to high performance execution algorithms built on a proprietary, low latency trading platform

Transparency in order handling and costs of execution

A trusted counter-party in achieving trade execution goals


Paul Govereau, PhD.

Managing Partner & CTO

Paul Govereau is a Managing Partner and the firm’s Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Govereau manages the development of the firm’s trading strategies, risk management systems and core technology.

Prior to co-founding Potamus, Dr. Govereau co-founded a number of technology companies as well as held positions at Microsoft, Microsoft Research, Akamai Technologies and Oracle.

Kristin Linnell

Managing Partner & CFO & CCO

Kristin Linnell is a Managing Partner and the firm's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Linnell oversees the firm’s accounting, financial reporting, tax, operations and compliance functions.

Prior to co-founding Potamus, Ms. Linnell was the Director of Finance and Head of Compliance for PhaseCapital LP and has previously held similar positions at multi-strategy hedge funds and hedge fund administrators.

Tim McCooey

Head of Sales and Business Development

Tim McCooey is the firm’s Head of Business Development. Mr. McCooey is responsible for overseeing and advancing the business development efforts and strategic opportunities for Potamus.

Prior to joining Potamus, Mr. McCooey held senior positions at Citi, Societe Generale and was most recently a Managing Director at SenaHill Partners, a Fintech investment bank.

Contact Us

To learn more, please contact us at info@potamustrading.com.

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