Christopher R. Concannon, also known as Chris, has been the Chief Executive Officer of BATS Global Markets, Inc. since March 31, 2015 and serves as its Director. Mr. Concannon has been the President of BATS Global Markets, Inc. since December 15, 2014.
Christopher R. Concannon was previously EVP, Transaction Services for The NASDAQ Stock Market. In this role, he was responsible for the management and operation of NASDAQ's transaction services business. Mr. Concannon joined The NASDAQ Stock Market in May 2003 as Executive Vice President.
As head of Transaction Services, Mr. Concannon has played a critical role in advising NASDAQ's CEO, Bob Greifeld on NASDAQ's core trading platform and in obtaining regulatory approvals on significant business issues. He is responsible for numerous trading enhancements to our trading platform and for the introduction of the NASDAQ Market Center, a technologically advanced, high performance system for trading NASDAQ, NYSE and AMEX securities all on one platform.
Prior to joining NASDAQ, Mr. Concannon was President of Instinet Clearing Services, Inc., where he managed the clearing and execution services business offered by Instinet Clearing to numerous broker-dealer clients. During 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.
Before the merger of Instinet and Island, Mr. Concannon was Special Counsel and Vice President of Business Development for Island. While at Island, he worked closely with the firm's strategic partners and investors, identified potential partners and managed Island's Business Development Department.
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.
Mr. Concannon serves as an advisory board member for The Journal of Trading, a newly launched Institutional Investor Journal, aimed at educating portfolio managers and traders on their execution options with strategic advice from industry experts.more » « less