Ian Patterson is the Chief Information Officer for Scottrade, Inc., a leading branch-supported online investment firm based in St. Louis, Mo. He has more than 20 years of experience in the analysis, design, development and implementation of hardware, software and security.
Prior to joining Scottrade, Ian was a Senior Manager of IT Strategy at Deloitte. He also previously held positions at Pivotpoint and Electronic Data Systems and supported clients such as General Motors, Del Monte Foods, Graybar and W.W. Grainger. Ian arrived at Scottrade in 2005 and has since led the IT expansion and growth that allows the St. Louis-based online brokerage to continue to grow its business and serve its customer accounts.
Ian supervises all customer application development, books and records operations, internal enterprise applications, security and a 24/7 operations staff, who support the data center and internal network for Scottrade’s offices. All voice, data, development, desktop support, computer technology and functionality is run in-house and managed by Ian.
Under Ian’s leadership in 2010, Scottrade ranked as a Best Place to Work in IT by Computerworld for the third consecutive time. This recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of employee satisfaction and strategic excellence in information technology.
In 2009, Scottrade was named to the InformationWeek 500 list for the third consecutive time, and Computerworld named Ian to its Premier 100 IT Leaders list, which recognized the country’s leading IT executives.
Outside of Scottrade, Ian continues to contribute to the IT community by serving on the CIO Executive Council, the St. Louis CIO Board and the St. Louis Information Technology Coalition. He also contributes to the St. Louis community as a member of the Board of Directors for the Shakespeare Festival – St. Louis.
Ian has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona.
“This is such an exciting place to work. There are so many new ideas floating around daily that you would have to be crazy not to get wrapped up in the enthusiasm and see how quickly Scottrade is evolving and growing.” – Ian Patterson