Neal Brady was Managing Director and Global Head of Business Development at CME Group. Prior to CME Group, he founded and was CEO of Liquidity Direct Technology, a leading platform for interest rate options and spread trading (sold to CME Group in 2004). Mr. Brady holds a B.S. from Harvard University and an M.B.A. and M.I.A. from Columbia University.
GEOFFREY SHARP, MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF SALES
Mr. Sharp was Managing Director of Interest Rate Sales at Nomura Securities International, where he was responsible for the expansion of its wholesale US interest rate client franchise. Prior to Nomura, he held senior-level trading and sales roles at Lehman Brothers in Tokyo and New York. Mr. Sharp holds a B.Eng. from The University of Bristol, England.
TIMOTHY STACK, MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD OF EUROPE
Mr. Stack was Managing Director and Head of Agency Derivative Services at Barclays Bank, where he was responsible for the global futures, OTC clearing and FX prime brokerage businesses. Mr. Stack also served as a board member of the Futures Industry Association. Mr. Stack holds a B.Econ. from University of Sydney, Australia.
CHRISTOPHER RODRIGUEZ, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Christopher Rodriguez was Managing Director of the Futures Commission Merchant at Mizuho Securities USA. Prior to Mizuho, he was Senior Vice President at NYMEX and Managing Director at CME Group. Mr. Rodriguez holds a B.A. from Rutgers College, an M.A. from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
MICHAEL RIDDLE, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Michael Riddle was Director of Alliance Management at CME Group, where he was responsible for the growth of the CME's international partnerships in Brazil, Dubai, Korea and Mexico. Prior to CME Group, Mr. Riddle held senior-level positions at Chicago Board of Trade and in the Capital Markets consulting practice for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Mr. Riddle holds a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management.
BRYAN STUART, MANAGING DIRECTOR, CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCE
Bryan Stuart was CFO at Abundant Venture Partners Holding, where he was responsible for the business and financial management of portfolio companies. Prior to Abundant, he held CFO positions at multiple start-up technology firms and was a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Stuart holds a B.S. from Northern Illinois University.
LAURIAN CRISTEA, CHIEF REGULATORY OFFICER, HEAD OF LEGAL AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Laurian Cristea was Senior Vice President at LCH.Clearnet where he was regulatory counsel and responsible for the relationship with US regulators. Prior to LCH.Clearnet, he was an attorney in the Division of Market Oversight with the CFTC. His work experience also includes positions at NYSE Euronext, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (SDNY), and as a Summer Associate in the CFTC’s Division of Enforcement. Mr. Cristea holds a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.