President and Chief Operating Officer
Chris Concannon is President and Chief Operating Officer of Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe), joining the firm in 2017 as part Cboe’s acquisition of Bats Global Markets (Bats). He is responsible for Cboe’s transaction businesses, including Global Derivatives, U.S. and European Equities, and Global Foreign Exchange – as well as overseeing the company’s Technology, Operations, Risk, and Marketing divisions.
As CEO of Bats, Mr. Concannon led that company’s initial public offering in 2016, as well as the acquisition by Cboe in February 2017, creating one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies.
Under Mr. Concannon’s guidance, Bats operated the largest stock exchange by value traded in Europe, the second-largest stock exchange in the U.S., and growing exchange-traded products and U.S. options businesses.
Mr. Concannon has more than 20 years of experience as an executive at Nasdaq, Virtu Financial, Instinet and as an attorney at Morgan Lewis and Bockius and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mr. Concannon is the Chairman of the Board of Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE). He holds a B.A. degree from Catholic University, an M.B.A. from St. John's University and a J.D. from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law.