Crain’s Business recognizes Chicago’s top 50 tech stars

Chicago – September 26, 2014 – Kristi Ross, co-CEO and President of dough, Inc., a newly formed company that includes tastytrade, the fastest growing online financial network and dough, a financial technology content aggregator, has been named to the Tech 50 list by Crain’s Chicago.

The list recognizes the achievements of the “movers and shakers” in Chicago’s flourishing tech startup community. Crain’s praised Ross as a “culture-changing CEO,” citing her efforts to entice millennials and women to the world of investing through the introduction of intuitive tools and engaging lessons in a do-it-yourself environment.

“What a fantastic honor to be included in Crain’s Tech 50 among some of the most prominent technology leaders in Chicago,” Ross said. “Crain’s has an amazing pulse on the rapidly expanding tech scene and Chicago business overall. I appreciate the recognition on behalf of the whole team at tastytrade and dough as we pave the way to empower more do-it-yourself investors through tastytrade’s content and dough’s technology.”

Ross leads day-to-day operations at tastytrade and, which merged to form dough, Inc. earlier this year. Ross won a Moxie Award for Women in Tech on June 19 of this year. Ross has was also named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and is a member of the Techweek Tech 100 list. This announcement comes one week after Ross was honored with the Prominent Woman in Tech Award at the 2014 Illinois Technology Association’s CityLIGHTS Awards.

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