Leadership Team

Executive Team

Senior Management

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.

Jerry Avenell
Co-Head of Sales, Bats Europe
Based in London

Jerry Avenell was appointed co-head of the Bats Europe sales division following Bats' acquisition of Chi-X Europe and directs client relationship management and development in the UK and Ireland.

Mr. Avenell joined Chi-X Europe in November 2007 and was business development manager for the UK and Ireland. He was responsible for a range of Chi-X Europe's key market participant relationships and was involved in new product development initiatives.

Prior to joining Chi-X Europe, Mr. Avenell spent over eight years at the London Stock Exchange where he was responsible for the market data division's account management. He was subsequently responsible for business development in the market services team and tasked with building the LSE's buy-side strategy.

Mr. Avenell started his career in software sales for the Press Association in 1994 and is a BA (Hons) graduate of the University of Manchester.

Bryan Christian
Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Sales
Based in New York

Bryan Christian is Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Sales at Bats Global Markets. Mr. Christian was previously Head of Sales for Direct Edge, which merged with Bats in January 2014.

At Direct Edge, Mr. Christian led the strategic development and implementation of innovative products and pricing that supported trading on the firm's dual equity exchange platforms, EDGA and EDGX, and adoption of the firm's expanding suite of connectivity and data services.

Prior to Direct Edge, Mr. Christian served as Managing Director of Sales at NASDAQ OMX and as global connectivity manager at Bloomberg Tradebook.  He began his career in London as a Business Analyst at Merrill Lynch International before joining software development firm Felspar Limited.  He earned a B.S. in Business Administration at Marist College.

Alex Dalley
Co-Head of Sales, Bats Europe
Based in London

Alex Dalley co-heads the Bats Europe sales division and is responsible for client relationship management and development in continental Europe. As one of the first employees to join Bats Europe in 2008, Mr. Dalley was responsible for building the MTF's trading participant community as head of sales.

Mr. Dalley was previously with the London Stock Exchange where he served as head of membership and exchange trading directing exchange trading sales, client management and member firm acquisition. He also led business development for the LSE buy-side/sell-side FIX hub and spoke service.

He is a former Surrey County golfer and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from the University of Plymouth.

Adam Eades
Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, Bats Europe
Based in London

Adam Eades leads Bats Europe's legal, compliance, market supervision and risk departments, having joined Bats Europe as head of regulatory and legal affairs in November 2011. Mr. Eades is a member of the Board of Bats Trading Limited and brings with him 20 years of legal, regulatory and compliance experience in financial markets and exchange trading and clearing.

Immediately prior to joining Bats Europe, Mr. Eades was global general counsel at publicly traded Henderson Group plc, the international investment management firm, where he led legal, compliance and corporate secretariat functions in Europe, North America, Southeast Asia and Australia.

Mr. Eades' experience includes 14 years at LIFFE and Euronext (later NYSE Euronext), where he held numerous leadership positions, including leading the European legal division for NYSE Euronext and serving as global head of legal affairs for NYSE Liffe responsible for all legal matters related to derivatives.

Prior to the acquisition of LIFFE by NYSE Euronext, Mr. Eades was general counsel and company secretary for LIFFE and served on its executive committee. He was appointed chairman of LIFFE Trustees Ltd., the corporate trustee of the LIFFE pension scheme, and board director of Euronext UK plc. He also directed market supervision and investigations during his tenure at LIFFE.

Mr Eades is a qualified Solicitor and a member of the Law Society. He graduated from Newcastle upon Tyne University with an honours degree in Politics and History and subsequently completed his legal qualification at Guildford College of Law.

Jill Griebenow
Chief Financial Officer, Bats Europe
Based in London

Jill Griebenow became chief financial officer of Bats Europe in February 2014. Ms. Griebenow is responsible for all financial control and human resource functions at Bats Europe, including financial planning and reporting.

Ms. Griebenow joined Bats Global Markets as a Financial Reporting Specialist in 2011. Most recently, she served as Assistant Controller at Bats Global Markets where she managed the daily operations of the company's U.S. accounting function.

Prior to joining Bats Global Markets, Ms. Griebenow was a Senior Manager at EY (formerly Ernst & Young) in Kansas City, Missouri, where she focused on audits of public companies within the asset management and financial services sectors. Ms. Griebenow has more than a decade of experience in the financial and public accounting industries.

Ms. Griebenow is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), graduating from the University of Northern Iowa cum laude in 2001.

David Howson
Chief Operating Officer, Bats Europe
Based in London

David Howson joined Bats Europe as Chief Operating Officer in June 2013. He brings almost 20 years' experience in European and North American financial markets technology to oversee Bats Europe's software engineering, infrastructure, and operational teams.

Most recently, Mr. Howson was chief technology officer at Equiduct Systems Ltd., where he was one of the founders responsible for establishing Equiduct in 2006 as a pan-European Regulated Market. Mr. Howson spearheaded the design and implementation of the company’s technology platform and market structure and was responsible for technology strategy, market structure and post-trade services.

Prior to Equiduct, Mr. Howson was solutions architect and principal consultant at Reuters Consulting. His work included implementing and integrating a pan-European equities trading platform for Nasdaq Europe, as well as the architecture and implementation of the Super Montage Hybrid trading system for Nasdaq Deutschland. Later, as principal consultant to the Nasdaq Stock Market based in the U.S. he managed the redesign and deployment of several Nasdaq Market Site systems.

He graduated with first-class honours in Mathematics and Computer Science from Newcastle University.

Laura Morrison
Senior Vice President,Global Head of Exchange-Traded Products
Based in New York

Laura Morrison is Senior Vice President and Global Head of Exchange-Traded Products at Bats Global Markets. In her role, Ms. Morrison oversees the company’s ETP listings business, developing strategy, working with issuers to list their products and overseeing market quality incentive programs. Bats is currently the largest U.S. market for the trading of exchange-traded funds (ETF).

An exchange industry veteran, Ms. Morrison joined Bats from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) where she spent 20 years in leadership roles. In her last eight years at NYSE, she served as Senior Vice President,Global Index and Exchange-Traded Products, leading the team which managed ETF listings and trading as well as the NYSE index business. Ms. Morrison played a leading role in bringing new and innovative ETF products to market while launching key market quality programs and growing NYSE’s ETF issuer base to record numbers.

Previously at NYSE, Ms. Morrison held senior-level positions as Managing Director, Member Firm Sales, and Managing Director, NYSE Global Listings Group.

Ms. Morrison began her career at Barnett Bank in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and also spent two years as a specialist on the NYSE floor at CMJ Partners L.P.

Ms. Morrison graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University.

Kapil Rathi
Senior Vice President, Options Business Strategy
Based in New York

Kapil Rathi is Senior Vice President, Options Business Strategy, leading business and product development for the fast-growing Bats Options business.

Mr. Rathi joined the company in March 2015 and immediately played a major role in the growth of Bats Options with market share increasing to 11.8% from 8.3% in his first 18 months. During his time at Bats, the firm has regularly been the market leader for single-leg options trading and has also reached record levels of revenue and profitability.

As part of the company's options growth, in November 2015, Mr. Rathi played a major role in the launch of the company's second U.S. options exchange, EDGX Options. And, in 2016, he has led the rollout of options auctions, moving Bats into new segments of the asset class with the Step-Up Mechanism (SUM) in July and the Bats Auction Mechanism (BAM), planned for November.

A frequent industry panelist and recognized options market structure expert, Mr. Rathi is a vocal advocate for growth opportunities in the options industry, where he has spent the bulk of his career. During his career in the options industry, he has introduced multiple innovations due to his expertise in the areas of options complex orders and buy-writes trading.

He joined Bats from International Securities Exchange (ISE), where he spent 10 years and was previously Head of Product Management, leading a team of product managers in developing new product offerings. In particular, he was instrumental in helping develop the ISE technology platform, market data products and order routing strategies.

Previously, Mr. Rathi worked for SIAC as part of the New York Stock Exchange as well as AT&T and Aithent Inc. He holds an MBA in finance from the Fordham Graduate School of Business, New York.

Guy Simpkin
Head of Business Development, Bats Europe
Based in London

Guy Simpkin was appointed Bats Europe's Head of Business Development in April 2012 and is responsible for developing new products and services that leverage Bats Europe's pan-European cash equity success.

Guy brings 30 years of industry experience to Bats Europe. He started his City career as an index fund manager with Barclays Investment Management (now Blackrock) where he was one of the original team that introduced quantitative fund management to Europe. He joined LIFFE (now ICE) as head of business and market development in 1994 before leaving to run equity and equity derivatives clearing at LCH.Clearnet. Guy held a similar role at Chi-x Europe when acquired by Bats.

Mr. Simpkin graduated with honours from Imperial College of Science and Technology with a degree in Mathematics. He lives in Surrey with his family and is a keen cricketer and single figure golfer.

Randy Williams
Senior Vice President, MarComms
Based in New York

Randy Williams is Senior Vice President of MarComms at Bats Global Markets. He joined the firm in 2006 and oversees the firm's marketing and communications departments.

The MarComms team led the company's successful rebrand in 2016 and is responsible for much of Bats' interaction with external audiences, including journalists and analysts, and their work has led to coverage from Bloomberg, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CNBC, Dow Jones Newswires, Forbes, Reuters, The Economist, The Financial Times, Institutional Investor, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal, among others.

He began his career as a journalist at Dow Jones Newswires in New York and spent 10 years there. From 1998 to 2004, he was assistant managing editor in charge of the spot news operation, supervising a group of more than 50 journalists and statisticians. In 2001, in honor of his work for the newswire on Sept. 11, 2001, he received the Dow Jones Circle of Excellence Outstanding Service Award.

Prior to joining Bats, Mr. Williams was Vice President with the global public relations consulting firm Fleishman-Hilliard, focused on financial companies for its fourth-largest office in Kansas City. He was at Starkman & Associates, New York, as Senior Managing Director prior to moving to Kansas City in 2006.

A former offensive lineman at the University of Illinois and Lehigh University, Mr. Williams graduated from Lehigh with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in public relations.

He holds Series 7, 24, and 66 licenses.