About Barchart

Data and Technology Solutions for the Financial Industry

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History

With headquarters in the heart of Chicago's financial district, Barchart has been an industry-leader since 1995 when we launched Barchart.com as one of the first websites for commodities and futures market data. Since then, we have evolved into a global financial technology leader providing market data and services to the global financial, media, and commodity industries.

Our diversified client base trusts Barchart’s innovative Solutions across data, software, and technology to power their operation from front to back office, while our Media brands enable financial and commodity professionals to make decisions through web content, news, and publications.

Barchart connects directly to the markets we service, which include equities, futures, options, indices and foreign exchange, as well as dozens of news providers and other sources of data. Our client base is diverse, ranging from financial services (exchanges, brokers and banks) to trading and investment firms, commodity firms (agricultural, energy and metals) to media.

Barchart is focused on developing strong client relationships, providing superior customer service, and tailoring solutions to our clients' specific business needs. Led by industry veterans in both technology and finance, Barchart offers impressive in-depth knowledge that is sure to benefit you and your organization.

Our Brands

Solutions

We provide institutional-grade Data, APIs, Content & Tools

Our solutions makes it easy for you to create your own financial products, tools, services, and front to back-office management.

Barchart sources data directly from exchanges around the world and also aggregates data from news agencies, government agencies, associations, and weather providers. Our data is available via APIs or streaming services in low-latency real-time, delayed, end-of-day, or historical formats.

Management

Mark Haraburda, CEO

Mark Haraburda, CEO

Mark Haraburda has been CEO of Barchart since May 2016. He previously served as Managing Director of Business Development & Sales at Barchart from 2007. Previous experience includes roles with the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (Cboe) and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). Mark has a Master of Financial Markets degree from Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Bradley University.

Andrew Lowdon, COO

Andrew Lowdon, COO

Andrew Lowdon has been COO of Barchart since May 2016. He previously served as CEO since 2001 and started with Barchart in 1995. Andrew is responsible for Barchart's day-to-day operations, including data management, quality and up-time. Andrew has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Eero A. Pikat, President

Eero A. Pikat, President

Eero A. Pikat has been President of Barchart since 2001. Eero also previously served as CTO and started with Barchart in 1998 as head of development. At heart, Eero is a software developer and architect. He has spent close to 20 years architecting software and hardware solutions for the financial industry. Eero has a Master of Computer Science degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Chris Harrison, CTO

Chris Harrison, CTO

Chris Harrison has been CTO of Barchart since March 2018. Chris previously served as a Chief Product Officer and SVP of Engineering for various companies, including GlobalView, Drillinginfo, and FutureSource. Chris is responsible for Barchart's enterprise-wide technology offering, including data feeds, digital solutions, APIs, and software.

Keith Petersen, Chief Strategy Officer

Keith Petersen, Chief Strategy Officer

Keith Petersen has been Chief Strategy Officer at Barchart since 2021, previously serving as Head of Strategy upon joining Barchart in 2016. As CSO, Keith oversees commercial enablement, business development, data science, and product strategy for Barchart. Prior to joining Barchart, Keith held roles at CME Group and IMC Trading focused on business and corporate development. Keith has a Bachelor of Finance from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from The University of Chicago.

Michael Browne, Head of Sales - Commodities

Michael Browne, Head of Sales - Commodities

Michael Browne has been Head of Commodity Sales at Barchart since June 2017. His previous roles include product management, product development and business unit leadership. Michael has an MBA in Finance from the University of St. Thomas, an M.S. in Information Services from Golden Gate University, and BS in Engineering from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology.

Colleen Sheeren, Head of Marketing

Colleen Sheeren, Head of Marketing

Colleen Sheeren has been Head of Marketing at Barchart since April 2018. She previously served as a Marketing Associate and started with Barchart in 2015. Colleen is responsible for Barchart’s day-to-day strategic marketing efforts as well as overseeing advertising and event planning. Colleen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Saint Ambrose University.

Mark Wator, Head of Sales - Financial & Media

Mark Wator, Head of Sales - Financial & Media

Mark Wator has been Head of Financial & Media Sales since 2021. He joined Barchart in 2008 as a Sales Associate and has grown through Barchart’s Financial & Media sales team. As Head of Financial & Media Sales, Mark oversees the continued growth of sales and revenue in the global financial and media industries. Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Northern Illinois University.

Clients

5m Publishing
ADM
agYield
AP Association Press
Argus Media
Bank of Canada
BTGPactual
Canadian Press
Carbon Media Group
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Company
Cboe Chicago Board Options Exchange
CBS
CEIC
CME Chicago
Dairy.com
Demark
Dorman Trading
Factset
Farms.com
Farmers Bureau
Farmers Edge
Federal Reserve Board
Financial Content
Freightwaves
FXCM
Granular
Greenfield
Goldman Sachs
Heartland Co-Op
Incredible Charts
Informa
Intl FCStone
InvestView
Kensho Technologies
Kitco
liquidpoint-convergex
MarketTech
Mergent
missing step
Money Map Press
Morningstar
Mosaic
Motley Fool
MultiCharts
NASDAQ
Oil Market Journal
Penton
Power Trader
Quodd
Royal Bank of Canada
Raymond James
Rosenthal Collins
Shaw Connect
Sierra Chart
S&P Capital
Stansberry Research
Stewart Peterson
Straits Financial
Sungard
Syngenta
The Globe and Mail
The Street
Thomson Reuters
Vanguard
Vantage Wire
Vista Comm
WedBush