Josh Woods

Chief Technology Officer, Citadel Securities


Josh Woods is Chief Technology Officer of Citadel Securities. Mr. Woods leads Citadel Securities’ technology teams that design and build the cutting-edge systems that power global trading and keep the firm at the forefront of finance and technology.

Prior to joining Citadel Securities, Mr. Woods was a Senior Director of Engineering at Oracle, responsible for engineering infrastructure and cloud-related initiatives. Prior to that, he led product and engineering at a SaaS start-up, ultimately landing the team at Salesforce.

Mr. Woods has also held leadership positions at IBM, where he created IBM Connections Files, one of the first entrants into the enterprise social software market and filed numerous patents in the areas of programming languages and modern internet architectures.

Mr. Woods earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Iowa State University, where he was an ACM ICPC World Finalist.

Mr. Woods is a Member Director on OCC’s Board of Directors and serves on the Technology Committee.

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