Todd Johnson

COO, Smarkets


Todd Johnson is COO of Smarkets, the fast-growing betting exchange challenger to Betfair in the UK and other European markets. Smarkets, who have offices in London, Malta and Los Angeles, has been trading since 2010 and handle over £3bn in trading volume each year, including over £57m on the Grand National in 2018. Their focus on technology, price, and an uncluttered but data-rich user experience has set them apart from the other exchange products. Todd has responsibilities for new markets and licences, marketing, investor relations, legal/compliance and brand partnerships. He joined the company in 2016. Previous to that Todd was a Founding Partner and COO of Ivaldi Capital for six years, a $3bn AUM, multi-strategy hedge fund based in London and Singapore. His work with hedge funds began during his previous 14 years in the banking sector, where he was a Managing Director at Citi, Deutsche Bank and Vice President at Morgan Stanley. Todd started his career as an engineer for 3M and holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University in Chicago
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