Ingres picks up former NYSE tech guru

Roger Burkhardt will serve as president and chief operating officer of the open-source company.

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Open-source database company Ingres announced Tuesday that Roger Burkhardt is joining the company as its president and chief operating officer.

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 reopen the trading floor 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 bringing IT innovation to the NYSE's more traditional business model, including Burkhardt's early adoption of open-source enterprise software and his role in the purchase of electronic stock trader Archipelago, now NYSE Arca.

This isn't the first time that Ingres, a former subsidiary of CA, has turned to Wall Street to beef up its boardroom. In February, the company picked up Citigroup analyst Tom Berquist as its chief financial officer.