Background & Experience
Susan has been designing, developing and supporting greenfield and existing production, enterprise-scale distributed software services, primarily in the ﬁnancial markets industry, since 1998.
Susan Potter's academic background is quantitative in nature. After graduating the University of Manchester with a BSc in Mathematics, she worked for two global investment banks in London, then moved to build a B2B trading platform at a software startup in San Fransciso, CA (US).
Since then she has led projects and programs at a leading global hedge fund and a US investment bank (both in Chicago) providing advice and leadership on front-, middle- and back-office trading system analysis, architecture and development.
More recently she has been delivering multi-tenant application architectures for SaaS (Software as a Service) shops and automating their deployment into virtualized environments, both in-house and commercial providers such as Amazon’s EC2, Slicehost, Linode and others.