Dave Dugan

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Dave Dugan
Occupation Chief Operating Officer
Employer Buttonwood Group Trading, LLC
Location Chicago
LinkedIn Profile
Website http://www.bgtradingllc.net

Dave Dugan is the chief operating officer of the Buttonwood Group Trading, LLC, a Chicago-based proprietary trading group.[1][2][3][4]


Prior to joining Buttonwood Group Trading in 2008, Dugan was the president and CEO of Medepresence. He was also the chief technology officer of GHX, or Global Healthcare Exchange.

Dugan has also served as a senior vice president and marketing director of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.[5] He was also a vice president of First Options of Chicago.

He was also a senior consultant with Accenture.


Dugan holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics, political science and computer studies from Northwestern University. He also holds a masters of management in marketing, finance and international business from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.


  1. Dave Dugan. LinkedIn.
  2. Buttonwood’s traders have begun building and backtesting high frequency trading strategies on the new system. Wall Street & Technology.
  3. High-Frequency Trading Shops Play the Colocation Game. Advanced Trading.
  4. CFTC to propose new co-location rule. Reuters.
  5. The Merc Does Java. InformationWeek.