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The New York Helmsley Hotel
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Chris Concannon

Partner

Virtu Financial

Chris Concannon is a Partner and Executive Vice President of Virtu Financial LLC, a US based proprietary trading company, which is a member of all US and European exchanges and a member of DTC. Mr. Concannon’s responsibilities include overseeing global operations, strategy and business development, including the launch of Virtu Financial’s operations in European, Canadian and Asia. Prior to joining Virtu Financial, Mr. Concannon was Executive Vice President of the Nasdaq OMX Group, Inc from 2003 until May 2009. At Nasdaq OMX Group, Mr. Concannon was responsible for running all US equity and options markets, including the Nasdaq Stock Market, Nasdaq BX, Nasdaq PHLX. Mr. Concannon was also responsible for founding and running the International Derivatives Clearing Group (IDCG), a CFTC registered clearing house, and Nasdaq OMX Europe, Nasdaq’s European multi-lateral trading facility. During his tenure at Nasdaq OMX Group, Mr. Concannon was critical in setting the global strategies of the company; integrating Nasdaq’s acquisitions of the OMX Group, the Boston Stock Exchange, the Philadelphia Stock Exchange and INET ECN; and launching a new equities market in Europe and a new options market in the US. Prior to joining NASDAQ, Mr. Concannon was President of Instinet Clearing Services, Inc., where he managed the clearing and executions services business offered by Instinet Clearing to numerous broker-dealer clients. Throughout his career with Instinet, Mr. Concannon also served as Special Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Development where he coordinated and advised senior management on the integration of Instinet and Island ECN. Prior to the merger of Instinet and Island, Mr. Concannon was Special Counsel and Vice President of Business Development for Island ECN, an SEC regulated ECN market, where he was responsible for formulating, planning and executing the firm’s global and domestic strategies. Mr. Concannon joined The Island, ECN in 1999 as Vice President and Associate General Counsel. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Concannon was an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in their New York and Washington offices. While an associate at Morgan Lewis, Mr. Concannon advised numerous major broker dealers on all aspects of securities laws and regulations. From 1994-1997, Mr. Concannon was an attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Trading and Markets where he specialized in the review and approval of the rules of the various exchanges and self-regulatory organizations, the regulation of securities underwriting and the regulation of the clearance and settlement of securities transactions in the US. Mr. Concannon currently serves as a Director on the Board of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation. As a member of the Board, he also serves on the Board Risk Committee and the Business & Products Committee. Mr. Concannon has served as a director on the following boards between 2007 and 2009: The Nasdaq Stock Market, the Boston Stock Exchange, the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Europe Ltd., Nasdaq Clearing Corporation, Stock Clearing Corporation of Philadelphia. Mr. Concannon currently serves as a director of the Philadelphia Foundation (Since 2008). Mr. Concannon received a B.A. from the Catholic University of America in 1989, an M.B.A. from St. John’s University in 1991, and a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law, the Catholic University of America in 1994. He is a member of the New York Bar, New Jersey Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.