Who We Are
Founder and Managing Director: Mark Gorton
As Founder and Managing Director of Tower Research Capital, Mark Gorton leads the strategic direction of the firm. A groundbreaking entrepreneur, Mark has launched a diverse constellation of finance and technology companies, including Lime Brokerage, Fluent Medical, and LimeWire. Prior to founding Tower in 1998, Mark worked as a fixed income proprietary trader at Credit Suisse First Boston, consistently attaining the highest profits in his group. He began his career as an engineer at Martin Marietta (now part of Lockheed Martin), specializing in digital signal processing and speech recognition. Mark graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a B.S. in electrical engineering and went on to earn an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Also an accomplished advocate for green transportation, Mark founded OpenPlans, an open-source software project dedicated to collaborative urban planning, and helped to launch the New York City Renaissance Campaign, Streetsblog, and Streetfilms.
Tower operates around the clock and around the globe, with offices in New York, Chicago, South Carolina, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, and India. Tower’s subsidiaries include:
Latour Trading LLC, a US broker-dealer
Tower Research Capital Europe Limited
Tower Research Capital India Pvt. Ltd.
Tower Research Capital Markets India Pvt. Ltd.
Tower Research Capital (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
TRC Markets LLC