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BATS Global Markets Announces Combined Executive Team

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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):

  • Bryan Harkins has been named Executive Vice President, Head of U.S. Markets, overseeing U.S. market strategy, pricing, sales, and product development for the combined company. Mr. Harkins joined Direct Edge in 2007. He will report to Mr. O’Brien and will be based in New York.
  • Mark Hemsley, CEO of BATS Chi-X Europe, a position he has held since BATS Europe’s inception in 2008. Based in London, he continues to report to Mr. Ratterman.
  • Chris Isaacson has been named Executive Vice President, Global CIO overseeing technology strategy, software development, IT infrastructure and security, as well as technical and market operations. A co-founder of the firm in 2005 and based in Kansas City, he continues to report to Mr. Ratterman.
  • Tami Schademann, Executive Vice President, Chief Regulatory Officer. Ms. Schademann is a co-founder of the firm, serving since 2005. Based in Kansas City, she reports to Mr. O’Brien.
  • Brian Schell, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Schell joined BATS in 2011. Based in Kansas City, he continues to report to Mr. Ratterman.
  • Eric Swanson, Executive Vice President, General Counsel. He has been with the company since 2008. Based in New York, he continues to report to Mr. Ratterman.

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.

Disclaimer

BATS and its affiliates do not recommend or make any representation as to possible benefits from any securities or investments, or third-party products or services. Investors should undertake their own due diligence regarding their securities and investment practices. This press release speaks only as of this date. BATS disclaims any duty to update the information herein.


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