John P. Needham

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John Patrick Needham
Occupation OTC Product Management and Development
Employer ION
Location Chicago
Twitter @johnpneedham
LinkedIn Profile

John Needham is a veteran derivatives market and financial technology executive who is currently an OTC product management and development executive with ION Trading.

Formerly, he was an independent consultant for exchange-traded derivatives and OTC derivatives market participants through Needham Consulting, Ltd.


Needham has 28 years of experience in the financial industry with a focus on software development and support. Before Needham Consulting, Needham spent 12 years at SunGard where he worked with GMI's global clients. His responsibilities included managing, developing and supporting staff in Chicago, London, Hong Kong and Sydney. He also played a role in the GMI system design and routine enhancements. Before joining SunGard, Needham worked as support specialist at Carr Futures.[1]

In April of 2011 Needham Consulting, Ltd. became a member of Futures Industry Association (FIA).[2]


Needham received a degree in Natural Sciences from Saint John's University.


  1. LinkedIn Profile. LinkedIn.
  2. FIA Member List. FIA.