Vlad Kliatchko

Global Head of Engineering and
Co-COO, Management Committee

Vlad Kliatchko leads Bloomberg LP’s global Engineering department, based at Bloomberg Global Headquarters in New York. He serves as co-COO on the company’s Management Committee.

Bloomberg Engineering is a global team of more than 6,000 software developers and infrastructure engineers. The department is responsible for building and maintaining the Bloomberg Professional service, the world’s most trusted source for real-time and historical pricing, indicative data, reporting, research, estimates and analytics, as well as other financial, legal, government, and news applications.

Vlad joined Bloomberg’s Engineering team in 2003 to focus on Bloomberg communications platforms. He then assumed a role leading software infrastructure development for the Engineering group, focusing on maintaining and enhancing core systems, including Bloomberg’s networking technology, databases, middleware, and application development tools. During this time, he was a leader in the architecting and development of Bloomberg’s rapid application development and continuous deployment framework.

Vlad became the head of global Engineering in 2012. Today, he is focused on leading a diverse team of programmers and networking experts who are solving challenging technical problems and building advanced systems and applications that fuel the financial markets.

In 2017, Vlad was named to the top ten of the Institutional Investor Tech 40 – an annual ranking of financial industry technology leaders. He was previously included in the top ten of the Institutional Investor Tech 50 in both 2015 and 2016.

His key area of interest and expertise has always been high performance multithreaded scalable systems, but he is also keenly interested in application development tools and frameworks. He is an expert in C++, having contributed to the C++ standard.

Vlad graduated with a degree in mathematics and computer science from the St. Petersburg State University (formerly Leningrad State University), school of Mathematics and Mechanics. It is one of the oldest and largest universities in Russia.