Our veteran management team brings deep experience in the fixed-income and credit derivatives industry. Entrepreneurial leadership, technological innovation and credit markets expertise are the assets customers leverage when working with MarketAxess.
Richard M. McVeyChief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Richard M. McVey founded MarketAxess in April 2000 and has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since the firm's inception. Under his leadership, MarketAxess has emerged as the leading electronic platform for corporate bonds, creating an efficient and competitive marketplace for over 1,000 global institutional investors and broker-dealer firms to trade a broad range of credit products. Mr. McVey took the company public in November 2004 and in 2012 the company had revenues of nearly $200 million, and a market capitalization of over $1 billion.
MarketAxess has introduced multiple innovations in trading technology to increase the efficiency and liquidity of global credit markets. The company has developed a range of new and innovative trading tools to connect bond buyers and sellers, including investor-to-multi-dealer and investor-to-investor electronic trading solutions. MarketAxess has been awarded 11 patents for trading technology.
A strong voice for transparency and trading efficiency, Mr. McVey has played an integral part in the discussions with the CFTC and SEC on OTC derivatives reform following the passage of the Dodd Frank Act in 2010.
Mr. McVey began his career in the futures industry and joined JP Morgan & Co. in 1992. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. McVey was managing director and head of JPMorgan's North American futures and options business, and in 1996, he was chosen to be JP Morgan's head of North American fixed income sales and investor client relations.
Mr. McVey currently serves on the Board of Directors of Blue Mountain Credit Alternatives L.P. He received a B.A. in Finance from Miami (Ohio) University and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.
Mr. McVey was Ernst & Young's "National Entrepreneur Of The Year" in 2012 for financial services and has also been named to Institutional Investor's "Tech 50" several times. MarketAxess has been named one of the 100 Fastest Growing Companies by Fortune Magazine.
Antonio L. DeLiseChief Financial Officer
Antonio L. DeLise has been Chief Financial Officer since March 2010. Prior to his current role, Mr. DeLise was Head of Finance and Accounting at MarketAxess, where he was responsible for financial regulatory compliance and oversight of all controllership and accounting functions. Prior to joining MarketAxess in July 2006, Mr. DeLise served for 11 years as Chief Financial Officer of PubliCard, Inc., a publicly-traded diversified manufacturing, technology and engineering services company. In addition, Mr. DeLise served as President/CEO of PubliCard from 2002-2006. From July 1983 through March 1995, he worked for Arthur Andersen LLP as a senior auditor and senior manager, overseeing multi-national audit engagements for clients within the telecommunications, manufacturing and service industries. Mr. DeLise graduated magna cum laude from Fairfield University with a bachelor's degree in accounting.
Nicholas ThemelisChief Information Officer
Nick Themelis has been Chief Information Officer since February 2005. Prior to his current position he was Head of Technology and Product Delivery. From March 2004 to June 2004, Mr. Themelis was Head of Product Delivery. Prior to joining us, Mr. Themelis was a Principal at Promontory Group, an investment and advisory firm focused on the financial services sector, from Oct 2003 to March 2004. From March 2001 to August 2003, Mr. Themelis was a Managing Director, Chief Information Officer for North America and Global Head of Fixed Income Technology at Barclay's Capital. From March 2000 to March 2001, Mr. Themelis was the Chief Technology Officer and a member of the board of directors of AuthentiDate Holdings Corp., a start-up focused on developing leading edge content and encryption technology. Prior to his tenure at AuthentiDate, Mr. Themelis spent nine years with Lehman Brothers, most recently as Senior Vice President and Global Head of the E-Commerce Technology Group and prior as Chief Information Officer for Lehman, Asia where he spent 6 years in HK and Tokyo.
Early in his career, Mr. Themelis worked at Morgan Stanley as a software developer.
Cordelia M. BoiseHead of Human Resources
Cordelia Boise has been Head of Human Resources since February 2002. Prior to joining us, Ms. Boise was a Human Resources Consultant to BrokerTec USA LLC, which operates a government securities electronic inter-dealer broker, from December 2001 to February 2002. From December 2000 to December 2001, Ms. Boise was Director of Human Resources at BondBook Holdings, LLC. From September 1995 to December 2000, Ms. Boise was Director of Human Resources at Arrow Electronics, Inc., an electronic components and computer products distributor. From 1987 to 1995 Ms. Boise worked for Chase Manhattan Bank, in various capacities. Ms. Boise graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology from Lehigh University and holds a Certificate in Human Resource Management from New York University.
Charles R. HoodGeneral Counsel
Charles R. Hood has been General Counsel since September 2001 and is responsible for all legal and regulatory matters affecting us and our affiliates. Prior to joining us, Mr. Hood was Senior Vice President and Senior Equities Counsel for the Equities division at Lehman Brothers Inc. from September 1998 to August 2001. At Lehman Brothers, he managed a department responsible for providing legal, regulatory and compliance support to a wide range of domestic and international securities units and also advised the Equities e-commerce group regarding strategic investments. Prior to his tenure at Lehman Brothers, Mr. Hood was General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for the Instinet Group of equity securities electronic trading companies from December 1985 until August 1998. Mr. Hood began his legal career at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in New York City, where he specialized in general corporate and securities law. Mr. Hood received an A.B. from the College of William & Mary, an M.B.A. from the Northwestern University Graduate School of Management and a J.D. from Notre Dame Law School.
Kevin M. McPhersonHead of U.S. Sales
Kevin McPherson is Head of U.S. Sales, responsible for managing the North American investor client and dealer relationship teams. Mr. McPherson joined MarketAxess in 1999 as a Sales Representative running the West Coast sales and distribution effort. Prior to joining MarketAxess, Mr. McPherson worked within the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Group of Scudder Stevens & Clark where he traded EM fixed income securities, leveraged the group´s offshore mutual funds, and supported portfolio administration. Mr. McPherson began his career at State Street Bank & Trust as an accountant and auditor for fixed income and equities portfolios. Mr. McPherson received a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Maine.
Florencia PanizzaHead of Marketing and Communications
Florencia Panizza joined MarketAxess in 2011 as Head of Marketing and Communications and is responsible for global corporate communications, public affairs and marketing. From August 2007 to March 2011 Ms. Panizza was Vice President of Communications and Marketing at Cantor Fitzgerald, and its affiliate BGC Partners, covering global businesses in government bonds, credit, foreign exchange and equities. Ms. Panizza has over twelve years experience in strategic corporate communications and marketing within the global financial services and related technologies sector, in both London and New York. Ms. Panizza graduated from the University of Cambridge, England, with a B.A. in Modern and Medieval Languages.
James N.B. RuckerCredit and Risk Officer
James N.B. Rucker has been Credit and Risk Officer since March 2010. Prior to his current role, Mr. Rucker was Chief Financial Officer since June 2004. From our formation in April 2000 through June 2004, Mr. Rucker was Head of Finance and Operations. Before joining MarketAxess Mr. Rucker spent 20 years at Chase Manhattan Bank. From January 1995 to April 2000, he was Vice President and Head of International Fixed Income Operations at Chase, where he was responsible for the settlement of international securities, loan, option and structured trades. He also was a Director of the Emerging Markets Clearing Corporation from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Rucker received a B.S. in Economics and Politics from Bristol University, England in 1978.
Robert H. UrtheilHead of Europe and Asia
Robert H. Urtheil has been Head of Europe and Asia since February 2013. Before joining MarketAxess, Mr. Urtheil was a Partner at Oliver Wyman, a leading global consulting firm, and Global Head of the firm's market-leading Market Infrastructure practice from 2006 to 2012. In this role, he was focused on working with exchanges, trading platforms, clearing houses, central securities depositories, custodians, and buy and sell-side clients on key topics in Capital Markets.
Prior to this, he spent 10 years at Deutsche Börse Group in various senior executive roles including Head of Market Development and Strategy. At Deutsche Börse, Mr. Urtheil was instrumental in developing innovative solutions for the fixed income space and in the establishment of leading bond market indices. Mr. Urtheil is a frequent speaker on market infrastructure and related topics at industry conferences and has co-authored several publications on developments and innovations in capital markets.