Previously, Burkhardt served as the former chief technology officer and executive vice president of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). There, he was perhaps best known for overseeing the technology that helped in the week following the Sept. 11 attacks, as well as for the expansion of electronic trading at the NYSE, which included the company's first automatic execution service.
A graduate of both New York University and Oxford University, Burkhardt had been with the NYSE since 2000. Prior to that, he spent 15 years as director of capital markets at IBM's Banking, Finances and Security division, and then as president of listed equities for OptiMark Technologies.
Terry Garnett, CEO of Ingres, credited Burkhardt with NYSE Arca.to the NYSE's more traditional business model, including Burkhardt's early adoption of open-source enterprise software and his role in the , now
This isn't the first time that Ingres, a, has turned to Wall Street to beef up its boardroom. In February, the company picked up as its chief financial officer.