SSTA Officers


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.



Aaron Skrivan – Vice President

Aaron Skrivan is a trading Assistant for Russell Investments. A member of Russell’s implementation services team, Aaron focuses on execution services and portfolio trading, with responsibility for assisting clients in the day to day execution needs, middle and back office functions of investment advisors, plan sponsors and broker dealers. Aaron joined Russell in 2011.

Prior to joining the Trading team, Aaron spent two years working within Russell Implementation services Operations department settling an array of financial instruments traded within the firm. During this time, Aaron worked to expand the middle office offering of execution services and commission management.  He was a major contributor to streamlining trade settlement, reporting, and reconciliation of client accounts as well as ensuring timely and accurate settlement of global equity settlements.

Aaron is a Trading Assistant for Russell Implementation Services Inc., Russell’s global trading firm. Russell Implementation Services Inc. is an SEC registered investment adviser and FINRA member firm.



Steve Tripp – Treasurer

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.



Alex Frink – Board Member

Russell Investments


Chris Lane – Board Member

Russell Investments