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The 2017 Tech 40: Chris Concannon

< The 2017 Tech 4015. Chris ConcannonPresident and Chief Operating OfficerCBOE HoldingsLast 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 40Click below to view profiles
1. Adena FriedmanNASDAQ2. Catherine BessantBank of
America Corp.3. Robert GoldsteinBlackRock4. Jeffrey SprecherIntercontinental Exchange5. Lance UgglaIHS Markit
6. Shawn Edwards & Vlad KliatchkoBloomberg7. David CraigThomson Reuters8. Michael SpencerNEX Group9. Don CallahanCitigroup10. Elisha WieselGoldman Sachs Group
11. Michael BodsonDepository Trust & Clearing Corp.12. Terrence DuffyCME Group13. Charles LiHong Kong Exchanges and Clearing14. Sean BelkaFidelity Investments15. Chris ConcannonCBOE Holdings
16. Guy ChiarelloFirst Data Corp.17. Steven LieblichCitadel18. David RutterR3CEV19. Blythe MastersDigital Asset Holdings20. Alfred SpectorTwo Sigma Investments
21. Neil KatzD.E. Shaw Group22. Lee OleskyTradeweb Markets23. Richard McVeyMarketAxess Holdings24. David GledhillDBS Bank25. Seth MerrinLiquidnet Holdings
26. Antoine ShagouryState Street Corp.27. Peter Brown &
Robert Mercer
Renaissance Technologies28. Lou EcclestonTMX Group29. Peter CherecwichNorthern Trust Corp.30. Mike ChinnS&P Global Market Intelligence
31. Chris CorradoLondon Stock Exchange Group32. Neal PawarAQR Capital Management33. Gary NorcrossFidelity National Information Services34. Steven O'HanlonNumerix35. Sebastián CeriaAxioma
36. Brian ConlonFirst Derivatives and Kx Systems37. Tyler KimMaplesFS38. Michael CooperBT Radianz39. Robert SchifelliteBroadridge Financial Solutions40. Jim MinnickeVestment