- Welcomed a new CEO, Rick Lane
- Launched a new brand identity
- Revealed Nextrader, a streamlined, go-anywhere trading ecosystem that should be in full production by year's end
This week we reached another significant milestone, the unveiling of our newly renovated Chicago headquarters.
One of the primary objectives of this renovation was to create a space where our team could engage, collaborate and freely exchange ideas—an environment where our talent feels empowered and willing to take risks. We know that inspiring our people to be at their best is the most surefire way for TT to deliver compelling solutions for our customers.
A great deal of thought and effort went into planning this exceptional facility. In fact, I think it's more impressive than many of the spaces developed by other tech companies in Chicago.
What’s equally impressive is that we kept out-of-pocket costs to a minimum by doing the renovation in conjunction with our recent lease renewal. As a TT shareholder, this is my favorite part!
|Pictures from the internal event celebrating the unveiling of our newly renovated space.|
The dramatic two-story, multi-purpose space serves as kitchen, lounge, game room, meeting space and...wait for it...bar, with a constantly changing selection of six craft beers plus two wines on tap.
The bar is particularly noteworthy. It's constructed entirely of reclaimed materials, including wood from a grain elevator built in 1887. At the time it was completed in Duluth, MN, it was the largest grain elevator in the world. It stood intact until about ten years ago, when crews began to deconstruct and salvage the wood. I think it's pretty special that purely by chance, we stumbled across materials that are historically significant to our industry and ended up incorporating them in the structure of our bar, which is where I'm sure many new ideas for our industry will be born and nurtured.