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Steve Crutchfield


Steve Crutchfield is Head of Market Structure and Electronic Trading Strategy at Chicago Trading Company (CTC), a proprietary options market maker. CTC provides liquidity on U.S. and European derivatives exchanges, both electronically and in open outcry, in asset classes including equity index and ETF options, single-name equities, interest rate options, and energy products. Mr. Crutchfield also serves on the Advisory Board of Cboe Global Markets and on the NYSE American Board of Directors.

Prior to joining CTC in 2016, Mr. Crutchfield served as Executive Vice President and Head of Options, Exchange-Traded Products, and Bonds at the New York Stock Exchange (an Intercontinental Exchange company), where he sat on the Management Committee and oversaw the two NYSE options exchanges, the Global Index Group, and the nation’s largest ETF/ETP listings business. He was also CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of NYSE Amex Options LLC, and sat on the Board of Directors of The Options Clearing Corporation.

Before joining NYSE, Mr. Crutchfield was Chief Operating Officer at Matlock Capital LLC, a proprietary options trading firm, where he supervised trading, quantitative research, and technology. Prior to joining Matlock, he was Managing Director of research and development at Botta Capital Management, an options market maker.

Mr. Crutchfield holds an MBA in Econometrics and Analytic Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. He was named one of the Crain’s New York Business “40 Under Forty” in 2012, and now lives in Chicago with his wife and small dog.