SSTA Leadership


Matt Steadman – President

Matt Steadman is a Senior Equity Trader at Russell Investments.

Matt began his equity trading career in 2002, during a period of rapid growth for the Benson Small Cap Value Team at Wells Capital Management. Prior to joining Rainier, he was at Chinook Capital Management where he was in charge of creating a trading desk and leading the best execution and soft dollar committees. He graduated with a B.A in Business Administration with a Major in Finance and a Minor in Economics from Washington State University. He is a current officer of the SSTA and had previously served as the President of the Security Traders Association of Portland.

Steve Tripp – Vice President

Biography update in progress.



Biography update in progress.

Kyle Fenton – Secretary

Kyle Fenton joined Rainier as an Associate Equity Trader in 2014, bringing with him a background in listed and OTC equity and FX derivatives. He is part of a team responsible for the implementation of investment ideas across Rainier’s various investment strategies with a focus on international trading

Chris Hackman – Past President

Chris is currently Senior Trader, Head of Domestic Trading for Parametric Portfolio Associates. Prior to joining Parametric in 2007, Chris held various positions with, including CFO and VP Director of Technology. He spent five years on the sell side with the investment bank Robertson Stephens including three years as a trader on their NASDAQ market making desk. He graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Commerce majoring in Finance.

SSTA Advisory Board

  • Alex Frink – Russell Investments
  • Chris Lane – Russell Investments