Catherine Clay, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Data and Access Solutions, Cboe Global Markets

Catherine Clay is Executive Vice President, Global Head of Data and Access Solutions, at Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe), where she leads the company’s efforts to align Cboe’s information solutions product suite  and market data services with strategic objectives. Under Clay’s leadership, Cboe’s market data and access services, market and risk analytics, global indices and order and trade  management offerings work in tandem, providing Cboe’s global client base with more efficient and streamlined access to the company’s full suite of data services and trading resources.

Clay helps clients better understand and access Cboe’s market data offering, analytics, execution services and index businesses. She also assists in evaluating potential acquisitions and assessing and facilitating infrastructure investments to maximize efficiencies and agility across non-trade engine applications.

Previously, as Senior Vice President, Information Solutions, Clay led the growth of Cboe’s holistic offering of indices, analytics and execution services, creating a high value offering for market participants.

Clay began her career as a clerk in Interactive Brokers’ market-making unit, Timber Hill, and progressed to Lead Market Maker and Director of Floor Trading and Operations. In 2006, she left Timber Hill to co-found Thales LLC, a market-making firm on the NYSE Options Floor and on the OneChicago single stock futures exchange. She joined Livevol, Inc. in 2010 as Chief Strategy Officer. At the time of Cboe’s acquisition of Livevol in 2015, Clay held the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Clay holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Colorado, where she learned the art of Zamboni driving. She serves on the Board of the Greenwood Project.

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