Steven Starker



Steven Starker is a Co-Founder of BTIG and Co-Chairman of the BTIG Group. He co-founded BTIG in 2005 and Bass Trading, a predecessor company of BTIG, in 2003. In his current role, Mr. Starker is responsible for leading the firm’s strategic direction. Part of a leadership team that believes in actively servicing clients, he helps drive BTIG’s business development efforts from his pivotal seat on the institutional equities trading desk.

Mr. Starker has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. Previously, he spent three years at Goldman Sachs as a partner within the Equity Trading division. Earlier in his career, Mr. Starker was a Co-Chief Executive Officer and Partner of the Capital Markets division of Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, until its acquisition by Goldman Sachs in 2000. He began his career with Spear, Leeds & Kellogg in 1987 as an Institutional Sales Trader and Market Maker. Mr. Starker earned his BA from Muhlenberg College.