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Charles Haldeman
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, KCG Holdings, Inc.
Retired Chief Executive Officer, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
Charles Haldeman
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, KCG Holdings, Inc.
Retired Chief Executive Officer, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation


Charles Haldeman, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of KCG, served as Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”) from June 2009 until his retirement in 2012. Prior to Freddie Mac, Mr. Haldeman joined Putnam Investments in 2002, a Boston-based mutual fund company, where he went on to become President, CEO and Chairman. Prior to his tenure at Putnam, Mr. Haldeman held several executive positions in the asset management industry, includin... 

Daniel Coleman
Chief Executive Officer, KCG Holdings, Inc.
Daniel Coleman
Chief Executive Officer, KCG Holdings, Inc.


Daniel Coleman has been Chief Executive Officer of KCG since its inception in 2013. As CEO, he is responsible for managing day-to-day operations and leading the strategic direction of the firm. Mr. Coleman has more than 30 years of experience in the trading and financial services industry.

Mr. Coleman was the CEO of GETCO prior to its merger with Knight Capital Group.

Before joining GETCO, Mr. Coleman spent 24 years with UBS and its predecessor firms, where he served as ... 

Debra Chrapaty
Chief Operating Officer of Declara
Debra Chrapaty
Chief Operating Officer of Declara


Debra Chrapaty was appointed to the KCG Board of Directors in December 2015 and has over 30 years of broad corporate experience. She is currently Chief Operating Officer of Declara, a personal learning technology company. Previously, Ms. Chrapaty was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nirvanix and Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Zynga, Inc. from 2011 to 2013. Prior to that, Ms. Chrapaty served as Senior Vice President, Collaboration Software Group at Cisco Systems ... 

Peter R. Fisher
Senior Fellow & Senior Lecturer, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
Peter R. Fisher
Senior Fellow & Senior Lecturer, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College


Peter R. Fisher is Senior Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the Center for Business, Government & Society at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Previously, from 2004 to 2013, Mr. Fisher worked at BlackRock, serving most recently as head, and before that co-head, of its Fixed Income Portfolio Management Group. From 2005 to 2007, he served as Chairman of BlackRock Asia. He also served as a Senior Director of the BlackRock Investment Institute, a part-time position, from 2013 to 2016... 

Rene M. Kern
Managing Director, General Atlantic
Rene M. Kern
Managing Director, General Atlantic


Rene Kern, a Director of KCG, served as a Director of GETCO since 2007. Mr. Kern is a Managing Director at General Atlantic. He is responsible for the firm’s capital partnering efforts and chairs General Atlantic’s Capital Committee. Mr. Kern is also a member of the firm’s Executive, Capital and Portfolio Committees. He is currently a Director, Member of Nominating Committee and Member of Compensation Committee of OptionsHouse. Mr. Kern previously chaired General Atlantic’s Portfolio Committe... 

James T. Milde
President - Financial Services and Insurance, NTT DATA, Inc.
James T. Milde
President - Financial Services and Insurance, NTT DATA, Inc.


James T. Milde served as a former Director of Knight Capital Group, Inc. since 2005. He is currently President of Financial Services and Insurance at NTT DATA, Inc., a $14 billion global IT innovator delivering technology-enabled services and solutions to clients around the world. Mr. Milde was formerly executive vice-president for Financial Services and Insurance at Keane Consulting. Before that, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of major companies such as Sony E... 

John C. (Hans) Morris
Managing Partner, Nyca Partners LLC
John C. (Hans) Morris
Managing Partner, Nyca Partners LLC


John C. Morris, a Director of KCG, served as a Director of GETCO since 2012. Mr. Morris is the Managing Partner at Nyca Partners LLC, a venture capital firm focusing on financial technology. From 2010 to 2014, he was a Managing Director and Advisory Director for General Atlantic. Additionally, Mr. Morris serves on the Board of Directors of Lending Club, Inc., Payoneer, AvidXchange, and Cardworks, Inc. He was president of Visa Inc. from 2007 through 2009, joining Visa as it undertook a reorgan... 

Alastair (Alex) Rampell
General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Alastair (Alex) Rampell
General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz


Alastair Rampell was appointed to the KCG Board in December 2015. He is a highly successful technology entrepreneur and is currently a General Partner at Andreesen Horowitz, a venture capital firm. From 2006 to 2014, Mr. Rampell was Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TrialPay, Inc., which was acquired by Visa in 2015. Mr. Rampell also co-founded Fraud Eliminator, LLC, a web security company that later merged with SiteAdvisor and was acquired by McAfee. He also co-founded Affirm, Inc., ... 

Daniel F. Schmitt
Retired Partner, KPMG
Daniel F. Schmitt
Retired Partner, KPMG


Daniel Schmitt, Director of KCG, served on the Knight Board since May 2012. Mr. Schmitt has more than 38 years of audit experience and spent over 29 years as a partner with KPMG LLP (“KPMG”) primarily in the financial services industry, before retiring in September 2011. During his tenure at KPMG, Mr. Schmitt served as the Area Professional Practice Partner for KPMG’s Northeast Area and served on the firm’s National Professional Practice Committee and the Area Leadership Team. He most rece... 

Laurie M. Shahon
President and Founder, Wilton Capital Group
Laurie M. Shahon
President and Founder, Wilton Capital Group


Laurie Shahon, Director of KCG, served on the Knight Board since July 2006. Ms. Shahon is the President of Wilton Capital Group, a private direct investment firm she founded in 1994 that makes principal investments in later-stage ventures and medium-sized buyouts. She currently serves as a Trustee of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust and previously held investment banking positions with Morgan Stanley and Salomon Brothers. Ms. Shahon has served on the boards of more than ten public compani... 

Colin Smith
Managing Partner, Silver Mountain Partners
Colin Smith
Managing Partner, Silver Mountain Partners


Colin Smith is Managing Partner of Silver Mountain Partners, a private investment partnership that he has managed since 2012, focused on investments in Alternative Strategies, primarily private equity and real estate.

Prior to Silver Mountain, Mr. Smith served as Chief Executive Officer of Event Driven asset management firm Concordance Capital Management, since 2010. Before that, he was a Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer for multi-strategy asset ... 

Heather E. Tookes
Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management
Heather E. Tookes
Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management


Heather E. Tookes is a member of the finance faculty of the Yale School of Management. Since 2004, she has taught Corporate Finance for the full-time MBA and the MBA for Executives programs, and has received teaching awards in both programs.

Professor Tookes also serves as Associate Editor at the Review of Financial Studies and Management Science. She is the author of several journal articles focused on issues in both market microstructure and corporate finance.

She r... 

Adrian Weller
Senior Research & Executive Faculty Fellow, University of Cambridge
Adrian Weller
Senior Research & Executive Faculty Fellow, University of Cambridge


Adrian Weller is a Senior Research Fellow in the Machine Learning Group at the University of Cambridge, a Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute and an Executive Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence.

Previously, Dr. Weller held senior roles in fixed income trading at Goldman Sachs, Salomon Brothers and Citadel. He has a deep understanding of artificial intelligence, its commercial applications and how it may be used to benefit society.

Dr. Well... 

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