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Xignite Overview

San Mateo, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Named one of the ten coolest brands in banking, Xignite, Inc. provides cloud-based financial market data APIs to help emerging companies and established enterprises deliver real-time and reference market data to their digital assets, such as websites and apps ... Read more

Mission: We make market data easy. Period.

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Xignite – Why Work For Us?

Our mission is to inspire the future of finance. Named to the Forbes FinTech 50list, and named one of the ten coolest brands in banking”, Xignite, Inc. provides cloud-based financial market data APIs to help emerging companies and established enterprises deliver real-time and reference market data to their digital assets, such as websites and apps. Xignite’s clients include more than 1,000 financial services, media and software companies from disruptive fintech firms, such as Betterment, FutureAdvisor, Motif Investing, Personal Capital, Robinhood, StockTwits, Wealthfront and Yodlee, to leading financial institutions, exchanges and market data vendors.

At Xignite we are united by a common vision to empower and inspire the future of finance. We’re revolutionizing the financial market data business. It’s an ambitious goal, and one that demands creative, self-driven individuals who thrive in a fast-paced environment. If this is you, apply to join our team today.

Company Values

Our Customer is Core. We are invested in our customers’ success. We listen to them. We innovate for them. We delight them.

One Team, One Score. We believe it is important that Xignite be a place where employees enjoy working. We speak up, do the right thing, and celebrate our successes.

Commitments Matter. We work hard and play hard. We set high expectations and deliver on our commitments with determination, initiative and agility.

Stephane Dubois - Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Nominated for FTF News Fintech Person of the Year and recently named for the second year to  Institutional Investor's Tech 50 list of financial visionaries and innovators,  Stephane Dubois is a recognized financial data industry executive who founded Xignite to pioneer market data in the cloud. Stephane Dubois is a well-known fintech thought leader and is frequently quoted in publications, including Forbes, MarketsMedia, WallStreet & Technology, Financial News, Bob's Guide, Inside Reference Data, and Venture Capital Journal. He has spoken at numerous fintech events around the world, including Finovate, FinDEVr, Bank Innovation, Next Money, World Exchange Conf., World Finance Information Conf. and The Money Conference. Prior to founding Xignite, Stephane was Vice President of Product Management at Advent Software, the leading provider of software solutions for the investment management industry. Prior to Advent, Stephane held senior product and marketing management positions at Walker Interactive Systems and Oracle Corporation. Stephane holds an MS in Management from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and MS and BS degrees in international management from the MBA Institute in Paris.

Mark Rowe - Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Xignite, Rowe was Interim CFO and Vice President, Finance and Operations at 3D Robotics, North America’s largest provider of enterprise drones and SaaS services. At 3D Robotics his financial expertise enabled the Company to raise $40M in venture backed funding, grow bookings by 299% year over year and implement significant improvements to financial and operational processes and systems. Previously Rowe spent over ten years at Microsoft in various senior finance leadership roles. Most recently he was Senior Director, Finance Business Intelligence, where he defined the strategy for the Microsoft’s revenue and business intelligence reporting system. He was instrumental in creating the financial infrastructure for Microsoft's SaaS /Cloud Services business models, Office 365 and Azure Cloud Services. Prior to Microsoft, Rowe was CFO at Myrio Corporation, a Washington-based startup and Corporate Controller at He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

Al Chang - Chief Technology Officer

As an experienced leader of engineering and professional services organizations in high-growth software companies and start-ups, Al leads the Xignite engineering, operations, and support teams toward fulfilling the vision of public cloud delivery for financial market data. Prior to joining Xignite, Al was head of engineering for partner solutions at Google, where he enabled global strategic partnerships by extending Google’s core product offerings. As VP of Product Development for Advent Software, Al led the creation of an integrated portfolio management, accounting, and CRM solution built on a scalable Web architecture. Before Google and Advent, Al held senior management positions in engineering and professional services at TenFold Corporation, an enterprise applications company that he co-founded, reached nearly $100M in revenue, and went public. Al’s career began at Oracle in software engineering. He holds an MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering and a BS in Biology, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kerry Langstaff - Chief Marketing Officer

Kerry Langstaff is an accomplished marketing executive with 20+ years of demonstrated success in executing integrated marketing programs that drive awareness, preference and pipeline. Most recently, Kerry was Vice President, Demand Generation at Return Path, where she spearheaded global demand generation strategy for the email intelligence company. Previously she held executive positions at HR outsourcing leader TriNet and IP geolocation provider Quova (now Neustar). She also has lead global channel marketing efforts at 3Com (now HP), Juniper Networks, and Cisco. Kerry earned the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential recognizing strategic communications masters and has received more than a dozen awards for her work in marketing and PR. @kerrylangstaff

Ryan Burdick - Senior Vice President and Global Head of Sales

Ryan Burdick brings over fifteen years of expertise in financial information technology and has led several companies through rapid growth and profitability. At Xignite, he is responsible for the worldwide sales team and partners, continuing to build on Xignite’s record 2016 results and rapid expansion in Asia. Prior to Xignite, Burdick served as Head of Client Management North America for Markit, leading a team responsible for managing the company’s enterprise software clients. Prior to Markit he was Vice President at S&P Capital IQ responsible for building partnerships and alliances to grow sales for the company’s large portfolio of complex enterprise data and analytics solutions. Burdick also has held senior sales positions at Standard and Poor’s. He graduated from St. Lawrence University Canton, NY.

Dr. Matt Purkeypile - Vice President, Operations

Dr. Matt Purkeypile leads Xignite operations and support and is responsible for the Market Data cloud production systems and services, which serves more than 65 billion API requests per month.  Prior to joining Xignite in 2006 after Series A funding, Matt held software engineering positions at Ingersoll-Rand, and Sony, where he was awarded the top paper within the company in 2003 for recovery software that saved millions of dollars a year. A veteran of the US Coast Guard Reserve, Matt holds 5 degrees, including a Doctor of Computer Science from Colorado Technical University and a MBA with a finance concentration from the University of Nebraska.

Dr. Qin Yu - Vice President, Engineering

Dr. Qin Yu is an expert on financial market data and is the architect behind Xignite's Market Data Cloud. Qin is  a leader in high performance and large scale systems.  Prior to joining Xignite in 2007, he was senior software engineer at Kubi Software and Pragmatech Software.  He holds MS and BS in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University and a PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

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    "Killer company. Great Industry."

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    I have been working at Xignite full-time (More than a year)


    Culture in the office is great, people are constantly engaged and communicating. Sometimes I don't even feel like I'm working because I have so much fun in my role. Currently on the sales team, we have an amazing tech team as well!


    Not much here. Being a small company there are certainly idiosyncrasies. Overall a very positive experience thus far.

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    Keep up the good work!

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Xignite Interviews



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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Xignite.


    Phone interview with a few employees, technical and non-technical. Fairly straight forward, nothing all that weird or crazy. People I talked to were very nice and it was a pleasure talking to them

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Xignite Awards & Accolades

  • FinTech Person of the Year, FTF News, 2016
  • Best Cloud Solution, Wall Street Letter Institutional Investors Award, 2016
  • FinTech Person of the Year - Nominee, FTF News, 2016
  • 10 Coolest Brands in Banking, Bank Innovation, 2015
  • Fintech 50, Forbes, 2015
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