- Chris Concannon, Chief Executive Officer
- Anthony Barchetto, Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Development
- Bryan Harkins, Executive Vice President, Head of U.S. Markets and Global FX
- Mark Hemsley, Chief Executive Officer, Bats Europe
- Chris Isaacson, Executive Vice President,Global Chief Information Officer
- Tami Schademann, Executive Vice President, Chief Regulatory Officer
- Brian Schell, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer
- Eric Swanson, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
- Chris Concannon
- Based in New York
Chris Concannon is Chief Executive Officer of Bats Global Markets. As CEO, he leads a publicly held company that is operator of the #1 market for the trading of European equities, U.S. equities (excluding auctions) and exchange-traded funds, as well as a growing U.S. options market.
He joined the company as president in December 2014 and immediately made an impact by playing a major role in the acquisition of the Hotspot FX market, leading Bats into the global foreign exchange industry. Appointed CEO in March 2015, he successfully led Bats through the IPO process barely a year later, in April 2016.
A noted global market structure expert, Mr. Concannon has more than 20 years of experience as an exchange executive, trading participant and regulator. He previously spent six years at Nasdaq as executive vice president, transaction services where, during his tenure from 2003 to 2009, he helped to transform the company. He was responsible for Nasdaq's U.S. equity and options markets and also led numerous acquisitions and integrations, including Brut, Inet and the Philadelphia and Boston Stock Exchanges. A chief liaison with customers and regulators, he also directed the launch of the Nasdaq Options Market.
Immediately prior to joining Bats, Mr. Concannon was president and chief operating officer of Virtu Financial, a global electronic market maker, from 2009 to 2014. He was instrumental in growing Virtu into one of the world's most influential market makers, providing liquidity on over 200 different exchanges and market centers in more than 30 countries in equities, fixed income, currencies and commodities.
Early in his career, Mr. Concannon was a staff attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Market Regulation from 1994 to 1997 before joining the law firm of Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP. In 1999, he moved to Island ECN, one of the innovative firms that dramatically changed the U.S. market landscape, as special counsel and vice president of business development. From Island, he became president of Instinet Clearing Services before joining Nasdaq in 2003.
Mr. Concannon holds a bachelor's degree from Catholic University, an MBA from St. John's University and a JD from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law. He also holds Series 7 and 24 licenses.
- Anthony Barchetto
- Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Development
- Based in New York
Anthony Barchetto serves as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, at Bats Global Markets.
Previously, Mr. Barchetto was Head of Corporate Strategy at Direct Edge, where he oversaw strategic growth initiatives and business development for the firm. He also played an integral role in helping facilitate the merger of Direct Edge and Bats, creating one of the world's largest exchange operators in January 2014.
Prior to Direct Edge, he held a number of senior positions in product, sales, operations, and business development at block trading platform Liquidnet, most recently serving as Head of Corporate Strategy. Mr. Barchetto started in electronic trading at Citigroup's Lava Trading in sales and later as a product manager. Earlier in his career, Mr. Barchetto was a NASDAQ market maker with Knight Capital Group.
He is a CFA charter holder and holds a BS from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.
Mr. Barchetto holds Series 7, 63, 55, and 24 licenses.
- Bryan Harkins
- Executive Vice President, Head of U.S. Markets and Global FX
- Based in New York
Bryan Harkins is Executive Vice President, Head of U.S. Markets and Global FX at Bats Global Markets. In his role, Mr. Harkins oversees sales, product development, new listings, and competitive strategy for Bats' equities, options and FX markets. He also oversees the company's suite of market data and access services products.
Mr. Harkins was previously Chief Operating Officer of Direct Edge, which merged with Bats in January 2014. As one of the founding employees of Direct Edge, his industry knowledge and effective leadership skills were instrumental to the company growing into one of the largest players in the US equity market. He was responsible for operations, product development, sales, and overseeing the day-to-day activities of the EDGX and EDGA exchanges.
Mr. Harkins is an accomplished executive who has received numerous accolades including selection to the 2014 Crain's New York Business 40 Under Forty and the 2013 NJBiz magazine Forty Under 40. He also received the 2013 Silver Best in Biz award for Best Executive and the 2013 Business Intelligence Group award for Executive of the Year.
During his more than 16 years in the electronic trading space, Mr. Harkins has held numerous technical, operational, product, and senior sales positions at Instinet, BRUT LLC, and NASDAQ. He holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business.
Mr. Harkins holds Series 7, 24, 55, and 63 licenses.
- Mark Hemsley
- Chief Executive Officer, Bats Europe
- Based in London
Mark Hemsley is Chief Executive Officer of Bats Europe, the largest pan-European equities exchange operator, and the European arm of Bats Global Markets. Under his leadership, Bats has become a well-respected leader in European market structure, technology and innovation.
Mr. Hemsley joined Bats in 2008 to launch and run its European equities business and, under his leadership, Bats Europe has become the #1 European equities market operator as well as the largest trade reporting service and a growing index provider.
In 2011, Mr. Hemsley managed the transformative acquisition and integration of Chi-X Europe, creating the leading stock exchange group in Europe. Under his leadership, the company became a Recognised Investment Exchange (RIE) in 2013, and in August 2016, Bats Europe announced plans to launch Bats LIS, powered by BIDS Trading, a new block equity trading platform for the European equities market.
The Bats Europe team and Mr. Hemsley have received numerous awards, including the Financial News Trading & Technology Awards Honour for Best Exchange Group. Mr. Hemsley has also been named to the "FN 100 Most Influential" list, which recognises key financial executives impacting European financial markets, every year since 2009 and in 2015 received the “FN Decade of Excellence” award for outstanding contribution to Capital Markets. In addition, he contributes his market structure expertise as a member of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Secondary Markets Standing Committee and also the ESMA Stakeholders Group providing consultation on the impact of market structure changes and ESMA policy development.
Before joining Bats, Mr. Hemsley was Managing Director and Chief Information Officer at LIFFE, running its Market Solutions group. At LIFFE from 2001-2004, he won major contracts with top exchanges and transformed the technology organisation to capture greater revenue from its exchange businesses. A LIFFE board member, he was also heavily involved in the sale of LIFFE to Euronext.
Previously, Mr. Hemsley was a managing director of global technology – serving as Chief Operating Officer and a CIO – during his tenure at Deutsche Bank GCI, the investment bank. With that company, he managed teams of professionals in Frankfurt, London, New York, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo, while working closely with the firm's trading operations.
His previous positions include time as a Vice President at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was global head of foreign exchange technology, and a stint as CIO at Natwest Capital Markets.
- Chris Isaacson
- Executive Vice President,Global Chief Information Officer
- Based in Kansas City
Chris Isaacson is Executive Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer at Bats Global Markets. A founding employee of Bats in 2005, Mr. Isaacson is responsible for ensuring Bats remains an innovative, world-class leader in technology and his leadership has helped Bats grow quickly. He oversees all technology and market operations for the company, including technology strategy, software development and quality, as well as IT infrastructure and security.
In his various roles at Bats, Mr. Isaacson has overseen technology and operations, including the trade desk, and, as a developer, was instrumental in the architecture and implementation of the Bats trading platform. He speaks frequently on panels at key industry events. For several years in a row, Mr. Isaacson has been recognized by Institutional Investor in their annual "Trading Technology 40" ranking, most recently placing #6 on their 2015 list.
Mr. Isaacson began his career as a software engineer at Cerner Corp., the publicly traded, Kansas City-based healthcare information systems supplier. He was a software developer at Tradebot Systems from 2003 to 2005.
He holds a bachelor's degree in information systems with a minor in math from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Neb., and was a two-time Academic All-American while competing in the decathlon. He also earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he currently serves on the Advisory Board at the Raikes School of Computer Science and Management.
Mr. Isaacson holds Series 4, 7, 24, 27, 55, 63, and 65 licenses.
- Tami Schademann
- Executive Vice President, Chief Regulatory Officer
- Based in Kansas City
Tami Schademann is Executive Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer at Bats Global Markets, leading the firm's regulatory and compliance departments since its founding in 2005.
Under Ms. Schademann's leadership, the company has created and unveiled important initiatives to improve market regulation. In 2016, the firm launched the Bats Community Policing Program, an initiative designed to further enhance its capabilities in monitoring markets. This was preceded by the 2015 announcement of the Bats Client Suspension Rule, allowing the company to take swifter action to prohibit manipulative behavior across its exchanges.
Throughout the company's history, Ms. Schademann has played a central role in many of its most important milestones. As a founding employee, she was integral to Bats' application with the National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA) to become a broker-dealer, as well as the firm's application with the SEC, leading up to the 2006 launch of Bats Trading as a U.S. alternative trading system (ATS). She also played a critical role in the company's transition to a licensed U.S. securities exchange, occurring in 2008.
Later that year, Ms. Schademann helped Bats expand its global footprint to become one of the world's leading exchange operators as she temporarily relocated to London to direct compliance and regulatory affairs for Bats as the company entered the European equities market. Bats is now the largest stock market operator in Europe.
A member of the Intermarket Surveillance Group (ISG), Ms. Schademann represents Bats with the influential body, which coordinates surveillance and investigations among FINRA and other U.S. and foreign exchanges trading in securities, options, futures, and foreign securities. She has also represented Bats at ISG conferences in London, Germany, and Tokyo.
In 2012, Ms. Schademann received the "Women Who Mean Business" award from the Kansas City Business Journal, which recognizes the region's top corporate executives and entrepreneurs. And, in 2010, Ms. Schademann was an Ingram's Magazine "Women Executives" honoree, an accolade given to Kansas City women who exemplify leadership within their organizations.
Prior to joining Bats, Ms. Schademann was Chief Compliance Officer for four years at Tradebot Systems. Previously, she was a manager at Security Investment Company of Kansas City as well as in the trust divisions of Firstar Bank, Commerce Bank, and Security Bank of Kansas City.
Ms. Schademann holds Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.
- Brian Schell
- Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer
- Based in Kansas City
Brian Schell joined Bats as Chief Financial Officer in March 2011 and is also an Executive Vice President of the firm. Mr. Schell oversees all financial activities for the firm including accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, and deal analysis.
A 20-year veteran of the financial services industry, Mr. Schell spent 16 years at H&R Block Inc. where he held various senior leadership positions, concluding his tenure as senior vice president, operations, support, and development for the firm's Tax Services division. Mr. Schell also served separately as chief financial officer of the Tax Services and H&R Block Financial Advisors units, holding the former position for seven years.
During Mr. Schell's tenure at H&R Block, he led several merger and acquisition assignments, while directing financial operations and strategic planning initiatives that led to significant revenue growth and operational efficiencies. Most recently, Mr. Schell was chief financial officer at Pollen Inc., a Kansas City-based technology company working with large companies redeploying cash in their accounts payables.
Mr. Schell began his career as an analyst at JP Morgan & Co. in New York and also spent five years in Washington, D.C., at KPMG Peat Marwick and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, facilitating regulatory-assisted banking transactions.
Mr. Schell graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor's degree in business administration and an emphasis in finance. He also holds a master's degree in business administration from The George Washington University.
Mr. Schell holds a Series 27 license.
- Eric Swanson
- Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
- Based in New York
Eric Swanson joined Bats Global Markets as General Counsel in January 2008 and oversees all legal aspects at the company.
Mr. Swanson played an integral role in helping Bats transition to a registered U.S. equities exchange in 2008, followed by the expansion into U.S. equity options in 2010. He also serves as a liaison with U.S. regulators and industry officials on market structure issues.
He served at the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1996 to 2006, rising to the title of assistant director in the Office of Compliance, Inspections and Examinations' market oversight unit in Washington. His duties included supervising the Commission's inspection program responsible for regulatory oversight of trading on the securities exchanges and ECNs.
Prior to joining Bats, Mr. Swanson was most recently Chief Counsel and Vice President of regulatory strategy at Ameriprise Financial. He graduated from the University of Minnesota and earned his law degree at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minn.