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Charles Haldeman
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, KCG Holdings, Inc.
Charles Haldeman
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, KCG Holdings, Inc.


Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of KCG, Mr. Haldeman 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, including C... 

Debra Chrapaty
Chief Operating Officer, Declara
Debra Chrapaty
Chief Operating Officer, Declara


Director of KCG, Ms. Chrapaty is the Chief Operating Officer of Declara, a privately held technology-based startup company in the learning space, where she has worked since 2014. Prior to joining Declara, Mr. Chrapaty served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nirvanix, a privately held enterprise cloud storage company, from 2013 to 2014, and Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Zynga, a publicly held online gaming company, from 2011 to 2013. Ms. Chrapaty served as ... 

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


Director and CEO of KCG since the closing of the business combination between Knight Capital Group, Inc. (“Knight”) and GETCO Holding Company, LLC (“GETCO”) to form KCG on July 1, 2013 (the “Mergers”), Mr. Coleman is responsible for managing day-to-day operations and leading the strategic direction of KCG. Mr. Coleman previously served as the CEO of GETCO and also served as a director on GETCO’s board of directors until the closing of the Mergers. Mr. Coleman has more than 30 years of exper... 

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


Director of KCG, Mr. 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 Portolio Management Group. From 2005 to 2007, he served as a Senior Director of the BlackRock Investment Institute, a part-time position, from 2013 to 2016. Prior to BlackRock, Mr. Fisher ... 

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.


Director of KCG, Mr. Milde served as a Director of Knight from 2005 through the closing of the Mergers. 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 com... 

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


Hans 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 reorganiza... 

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


Director of KCG, Mr. Rampell has served as the General Partner of Andreessen Horowitz, a $4 billion venture capital firm that invests in technology companies, since 2015. Prior to joining Andreessen Horowitz, Mr. Rampell was Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TrialPay, Inc., which was acquired by Visa in 2015. Prior to TrialPay, Mr. Rampell co-founded FraudEliminator, LLC, a web security company that later merged with SiteAdvisor and was acquired by McAfee. He also co-founded Affirm... 

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


Director of KCG, Mr. Schmitt served as a Director of Knight from May 2012 through the closing of the Mergers. 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 ... 

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


Director of KCG, Ms. Shahon served as a Director of Knight from July 2006 through the closing of the Mergers. Ms. Shahon is the President of Wilton Capital Group, a private direct investment firm she founded in 1994 that makes principle investments in later-stage ventures and medium-sized buyouts. She currently serves as Trustee of Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust and previously held investment banking positions with Morgan Stanley and Salomon Brothers. Ms. Shahon has served on the boar... 

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


Director of KCG, Mr. Smith is Managing Partner of Silver Mountain Partners, a private investment partnership that he has managed since 2012, focused on investments in alternative strategies including private equity and real estate. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Smith served as Chief Executive Officer of Concordance Capital Management, an event-driven asset management firm. Prior to that, he was the Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer for Deephaven Capital Managem... 

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


Director of KCG, Ms. 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. Ms. Tookes also serves as an 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. Ms. Tookes receiv... 

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


Director of KCG, Dr. 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. He is a leading authority on artificial intelligence, its commercial applications and how it may be used to benefit society. Previously, Dr. Weller held senior roles in fixed income trading at Goldman Sachs, Salomon Brothers and Citadel. He received... 

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