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The 2017 Tech 40: Chris Concannon

  • By Peter Vasiliev

15. Chris Concannon
President and Chief Operating Officer
CBOE Holdings
Last year: 16

The Chicago Board Options Exchange could not have become a top trading venue known for its Volatility Index and S&P 500 products without world-class technology. But when its parent, CBOE Holdings, completed the $3.4 billion acquisition of Bats Global Markets in February, the company was lifted into another league. CBOE says now it's not only No. 1 in options volume, but it also has the largest share of pan-European equities trading, ranks No. 2 in the U.S. stock exchange business, and has a significant presence in exchange-traded funds and in foreign exchange with its Hotspot business. "With Bats, CBOE leapfrogs the competition in its ability to deliver product at a faster pace," says CBOE Holdings president and chief operating officer Chris Concannon, who was previously chief executive officer of Bats. Before that, he was COO of Virtu Financial and head of transaction services at Nasdaq. Concannon, 49, is now No. 2 at CBOE, reporting to chair and CEO Edward Tilly.


The 2017 Tech 40
1. Adena Friedman
NASDAQ
2. Catherine Bessant
Bank of
America Corp.
3. Robert Goldstein
BlackRock
4. Jeffrey Sprecher
Intercontinental Exchange
5. Lance Uggla
IHS Markit
6. Shawn Edwards & Vlad Kliatchko
Bloomberg
7. David Craig
Thomson Reuters
8. Michael Spencer
NEX Group
9. Don Callahan
Citigroup
10. Elisha Wiesel
Goldman Sachs Group
11. Michael Bodson
Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.
12. Terrence Duffy
CME Group
13. Charles Li
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
14. Sean Belka
Fidelity Investments
15. Chris Concannon
CBOE Holdings
16. Guy Chiarello
First Data Corp.
17. Steven Lieblich
Citadel
18. David Rutter
R3CEV
19. Blythe Masters
Digital Asset Holdings
20. Alfred Spector
Two Sigma Investments
21. Neil Katz
D.E. Shaw Group
22. Lee Olesky
Tradeweb Markets
23. Richard McVey
MarketAxess Holdings
24. David Gledhill
DBS Bank
25. Seth Merrin
Liquidnet Holdings
26. Antoine Shagoury
State Street Corp.
27. Peter Brown &
Robert Mercer
Renaissance Technologies
28. Lou Eccleston
TMX Group
29. Peter Cherecwich
Northern Trust Corp.
30. Mike Chinn
S&P Global Market Intelligence
31. Chris Corrado
London Stock Exchange Group
32. Neal Pawar
AQR Capital Management
33. Gary Norcross
Fidelity National Information Services
34. Steven O'Hanlon
Numerix
35. Sebastián Ceria
Axioma
36. Brian Conlon
First Derivatives and Kx Systems
37. Tyler Kim
MaplesFS
38. Michael Cooper
BT Radianz
39. Robert Schifellite
Broadridge Financial Solutions
40. Jim Minnick
eVestment

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