Matthew Gray


Matthew Gray is the Co-President of Trident Capital Management LLC (“TCM”), and Founder and Partner of DFG Holdings LLC the parent company of TCM, responsible for the overall legal and operational direction of the firm. Mr. Gray has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. From 1992 to 2000, while at G Bar Limited Partnership, Mr. Gray was a Floor Trader on the CBOE, and CBOT, trading proprietary capital in equity options, equity index options, and bond options, and was responsible for risk management as well as recruitment, training, and supervision of over 80 traders. Mr. Gray started as a floor trader and ultimately was named President of G Bar Management Corp, G Bar Limited Partnership’s general partner. G Bar Limited Partnership provided the seed capital for OptionsXpress, which went public and was acquired by Schwab in 2011. Mr. Gray is a Principal at G Bar Ventures LLC, a large Chicago based Family Office with investments in Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Venture, and Real Estate funds, as well as direct investments in operating companies. Mr. Gray was a Member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and sat on the Membership, Exemptions and Arbitration committees, as well as being a Member of the Chicago Board of Trade. Mr. Gray is a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) Gold and a past member of the YPO, Chicago Chapter, and a Board Member of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Mr. Gray attended Washington University, graduating in 1991 with a joint BS/MBA in Mechanical Engineering, and Finance and Operations degrees.