KANSAS CITY, Mo. & JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS) today announced its combined executive team, effective with the January 31st close of the company’s merger with Direct Edge Holdings.
As previously announced, Joe Ratterman will remain BATS Global Markets CEO with William O’Brien joining as President. Mr. Ratterman, a co-founder of the company, and Mr. O’Brien, who joined Direct Edge as CEO in 2007, will remain based in Kansas City and New York, respectively. They will also serve as two members of the recently formed BATS Executive Committee, a group which will also include (in alphabetical order):
Also joining the BATS senior team via the merger are Anthony Barchetto, Senior Vice President, Business Development; Bryan Christian, Senior Vice President, U.S. Sales; Kevin Carrai, Vice President, Connectivity and Member Services; and Jim Gorman, Vice President, Communications.
Continuing on the BATS senior team after the merger are Ken Conklin, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing; Joe Bracco, Senior Vice President, Institutional and Strategic Relations; Jeromee Johnson, Vice President, U.S. Options Market Development; and Randy Williams, Senior Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations.
About BATS Global Markets, Inc.
BATS Global Markets, Inc. is a leading global operator of securities markets, committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. In the US, BATS operates four stock exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA – and regularly ranks as the top market for ETF and retail-driven liquidity. The company is an important listing venue for ETFs and other structured products and also operates BATS Options, a US equity options market. In Europe, BATS operates the largest pan-European equities exchange, offering trading and listing services across 15 major European markets. With its world-class proprietary technology and relentless customer focus, BATS strives to bring efficiency, transparency and fairness to market participants. The company is headquartered in Kansas City with offices in the New York area and London. Further information on BATS can be found at www.bats.com and by following us on Twitter @BATSGlobal.
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