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Management Team


(over 100 years of aggregate derivatives experience)


  • Robert Krause — CEO (over 30 years of futures exchange experience, investment banking, managed futures, and hedge funds. He developed the novel instrument designs.)

  • Donald Schlesinger — President (over 30 years of investment banking, proprietary trading, risk systems, and risk oversight experience)

  • Wendy Robinson — General Counsel (over 30 years of legal and regulatory experience in exchanges and derivatives)

  • Norman Wattenberger — Technology Head (over 30 years of experience in operating systems, communications, security, databases, simulation, performance, financial applications, and decision analysis)


  • Richard Heckinger — Board Director (over 30 years of derivatives experience including executive positions and project management of financial market operations, products, and risks).

  • Jeromee Johnson — Board Director (over 15 years of experience as start-up executive and an investor, entrepreneur, and technologist with a passion for global markets and market structure)


  • Andrew Kumiega, Ph.D.  CQE, CQA, CSQE, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC — Senior IT Governance and Reliability Adviser (over 30 years of experience including multiple director and partner-level positions in financial services firms)

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