Steve Trumpeter

Director, Head of IT at Ziegler

Steve Trumpeter joined Ziegler as the Director, Head of IT in 2020. He is responsible for overseeing all of the firm’s information technology initiatives, including datacenter operations, hardware and software procurement, cybersecurity, vendor relationships and team management. With over 20 years of professional IT experience, he specializes in delivering robust, reliable, secure technology solutions within the financial industry.

Prior to joining Ziegler, Steve was an IT Director at Ronin Capital, a proprietary trading firm in Chicago.

Steve earned an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing from Northwestern University, and is an accomplished fiction writer. His work has appeared in a variety of literary journals and he has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes. He was a finalist for the Chicago Tribune’s 2019 Nelson Algren Literary Award. He teaches writing classes at StoryStudio Chicago, part of the Stories Matter Foundation. He holds a Series 99 license from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.



  • Director, Head of IT

    September, 2020 - present