Bryan Harkins is Executive Vice President, Head of Markets Division at Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe), joining the firm in 2017 as part of the Bats Global Markets acquisition. Based in New York, he oversees the sales, product development and competitive strategy for the company’s U.S. equities, futures, options and global foreign exchange businesses, its suite of market data and access services products, as well as Cboe’s growing ETP listings business.
He joined Bats in 2014 when it acquired Direct Edge Holdings, creating the largest U.S. equities stock exchange operator (excluding auctions). As a founding employee and COO at Direct Edge, Harkins led the firm’s growth into one of the largest players in the U.S. equities market. He also was responsible for operations, product development, sales and the day-to-day activities of the EDGX and EDGA stock exchanges, which continue to operate under Cboe’s current equities franchise.
During his nearly 20 years in the electronic trading space, Mr. Harkins has held numerous technical, operational, product and senior sales positions. He has also received many accolades including selection to the 2014 Crain's New York “Business 40 under Forty,” the 2013 NJBiz magazine “Forty Under 40,” the 2013 Silver Best in Biz award for Best Executive and the 2013 Business Intelligence Group award for Executive of the Year.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business, and Series 7, 24, 55 and 63 licenses.