Management Team

MIAX has assembled a management team of highly respected and experienced professionals from the industry to lead the organization.

Thomas P. Gallagher

CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Thomas P. Gallagher is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MIAX Options and MIAX PEARL and its parent company Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH). As one of the principal founders of MIH and its subsidiaries, Mr. Gallagher has been leading the company since inception. He has been instrumental in sourcing the capital for MIH and assembling the seasoned industry professionals that comprise the MIAX Options and MIAX PEARL teams. Tom has also been driving the building of a consortium of key users for both MIAX Options and MIAX PEARL . He is a founding partner of the law firm Gallagher, Briody & Butler, a full-service corporate and securities law firm located in Princeton, New Jersey. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Gallagher has counseled numerous private and public companies on corporate and securities matters including debt and equity financings and transactional matters in a wide range of industries.

Douglas M. Schafer Jr.

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, MIH DIRECTOR; MIAMI INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS
As Chief Information Officer, Doug is responsible for all Exchange technology development and operations. Working closely with clients and exchange business strategists, he defines and manages IT across the entire enterprise, ensuring technology closely aligns with the needs of the business. The MIAX mission is to focus on providing best-in-class performance, scalability, determinism, quality and reliability at a cost that allows the exchange businesses to remain competitive.
 
PRESIDENT, MIAMI INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
The mission of MIAX Technologies is to help organizations from the financial and government sectors to capitalize on the experience and expertise of MIAX Technologies to implement processes, technology solutions and business intelligence platforms that help them substantially reduce their IT costs, improve the performance of their most complex operations, launch disruptive technologies and become lean and efficient organizations.  MIAX Technologies leverages the patented technology developed for the MIAX exchanges, recognized for its best-in-class technology and infrastructure and its operational excellence.

Barbara Comly

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL AND CORPORATE SECRETARY
As General Counsel of MIH and MIAX, Barbara Comly oversees the legal affairs of the company.  Barbara played an integral role in obtaining SEC approval for both MIAX Options and MIAX PEARL to operate as registered national securities exchanges.  She is responsible for overseeing all rule filings and communications with the SEC, providing legal counsel to management and the Board of Directors and Committees of MIH and MIAX on a wide range of matters, and managing all aspects of corporate governance for MIH and MIAX.  Barbara has over 25 years of legal experience in corporate and securities matters. Her prior experience includes a number of complex corporate and securities matters as a partner at Gallagher, Briody & Butler (Princeton) and as an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (Philadelphia) and Shearman & Sterling LLP (New York).

Paul Warner

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
As Chief Financial Officer, Paul Warner’s responsibilities include the management of all internal and external financial reporting, tax and treasury functions, billing, procurement, budgeting and financial planning and analysis. Prior to joining Miami International Holdings, Inc. Paul was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the American Stock Exchange, LLC and led the negotiation of its sale to the NYSE.

Shelly Brown

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGIC PLANNING AND OPERATIONS

As Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Operations for MIAX and MIAX PEARL, Shelly Brown is responsible for business strategy and Exchange functionality as well as establishing and maintaining client and industry relationships. Shelly has over 35 years of industry experience, including Director of Business Management at PEAK6 Investments, Associate Vice President at NASDAQ OMX and Vice President, Derivatives Trading Strategy at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX) and Manager of Derivatives Trading Systems at Susquehanna International Group, LLC.

John Smollen

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, HEAD OF EXCHANGE TRADED PRODUCTS AND STRATEGIC RELATIONS
As Head of Exchange Traded Products and Strategic Relations, John Smollen is responsible for business development, new products and joint ventures as-well-as maintaining and growing all client relationships at MIAX. Mr. Smollen concentrates on identifying, developing and cultivating business opportunities and partnerships that are aligned with the long term goals and vision of the company. John has over 30 years of experience in the exchange and trading community. Prior to joining MIAX, John had a long career with Goldman Sachs in Chicago and New York as part of the Quantitative Volatility Trading Group. In this role, he was responsible for all US Floor trading operations as well the entire Goldman Sachs US Exchange Equity Portfolio from 2006 to 2010. In addition to his trading career John was a Floor Director at the Chicago Board Options Exchange from 2000 to 2010. During this time he also served as the member Vice Chairman in 2006, the highest member-elected position at the exchange. John also served as a member of the Executive, Governance and Market Performance Committees, and played a pivotal role as a part of the Executive Planning Committee that oversaw the exchange’s path towards its public IPO in 2010.

 

Jeromee Johnson

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, MIAX GLOBAL
As EVP, MIAX Global, Jeromee Johnson brings nearly two decades of market structure, electronic trading and financial markets experience to his role at MIH, where he manages MIAX Global's international market and technology endeavors. Before joining MIH, Jeromee was Vice President, Market Development at BATS Global Markets, where he successfully led BATS's entry and establishment as an equity options exchange. Prior to BATS, he was President of 3D Markets, an options block trading start-up, and held senior roles at TABB Group, a financial markets research and advisory firm, and UNX, a trading technology firm and agency broker dealer.

 

Jack Mondel

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER AND DIRECTOR (MIH)
As Corporate Development Officer of Miami International Holdings, Inc. Mr. Mondel works closely with MIH’s Chairman and CEO on strategic initiatives, branding and overall corporate strategy for MIH. Mr. Mondel is one of the founders of MIH and its subsidiaries and has assisted MIH in securing various financings for MIH’s growth and expansion. Over the last 35 years, Mr. Mondel has been involved in multiple professional endeavors in various industries including investment banking, mortgage banking, automobile financing, real estate and insurance. Mr. Mondel served in the United States Army Reserve for six years prior to his Honorable Discharge in 1976. From 2004 – 2005, Mr. Mondel served on the national advisory board of GMAC/RFC.

 

Edward Deitzel

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF REGULATORY OFFICER, CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER

As Chief Regulatory Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Edward Deitzel is responsible for monitoring member compliance with the rules and procedures of the MIAX Exchange designed to provide a fair and equitable marketplace. Additionally, Ed assists the legal, technology and business departments of MIAX with SRO regulatory matters. As an experienced exchange regulatory officer, Ed has developed a strong working relationship with numerous industry participants in both the trading and regulatory areas. In both his current role and in previous roles as an officer in regulation, Ed managed the development, testing and deployment of new and updated regulatory programs in direct response to or in anticipation of regulatory changes. Prior to joining MIAX, Ed had been with NASDAQ OMX and PHLX for over 12 years.

Larry O'Leary

VICE PRESIDENT, MARKET SURVEILLANCE

As Vice President, Regulatory, Larry O’ Leary is responsible for supervision of the surveillance activities of the MIAX Exchange. Larry is also responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring MIAX’s SRO regulatory and compliance program. Larry works closely with MIAX’s Regulatory Services Provider, to administer certain market surveillances, member examinations and other regulatory services performed on MIAX’s behalf under MIAX’s Regulatory Services Agreement. Prior to joining MIAX, Larry had worked at Self-Regulatory Organizations for over 20 years, where he managed various surveillance activities for the NYSE, FINRA and AMEX including for equities, options and other derivative products.

Harish Jayabalan

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF RISK OFFICER
As Chief Risk Officer, Harish Jayabalan is responsible for establishing risk assessment, monitoring and reporting framework. Additionally, Harish assists the regulatory, legal, information security, technology and business departments of MIAX with matters dealing with technology control areas. In previous roles, Harish managed the assessment, design and implementation of appropriate control framework and self-assessment programs. Prior to joining MIAX, Harish had been with Direct Edge, Citi Group, JPMorgan Chase and Ernst & Young in various technology, internal audit and risk management roles.

 

Joseph W. Ferraro III

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL
As Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Joe is responsible for managing the exchange operations of the legal department, overseeing a team that includes both attorneys and non-attorney professionals, and providing a wide array of legal solutions to all business groups in the company. Joe is well-versed in US market structure, having spent his entire professional career in the markets. Joe was at ISE (now a Nasdaq subsidiary) from its founding in 2000 until mid-2016 when he joined MIAX, where he was recently Chief Commercial Officer and General Counsel of Longitude LLC (an ISE subsidiary) and SVP, Deputy General Counsel of ISE Holdings. Prior to ISE, Joe was an associate in the New York law firm of Mound, Cotton, Wollan & Greengrass, where he practiced corporate, securities and commodities law since 1997. Prior to that, Joe served as a law clerk in the General Counsel’s Office of the New York Cotton Exchange, now known as ICE Futures US, an Intercontinental Exchange business.

 

Matt Rotella

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, TRADING SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT AND SYSTEMS OPERATIONS
Matt Rotella is responsible for the development of trading systems and related production systems operations. As a trading technology strategist, Matt defines software and hardware technology solutions for MIAX’s industry leading trading systems and MIAX Technologies provided solutions for Trading and Automated Quality Assurance testing. Matt oversees the development and operation of Trade Matching and Order Routing solutions, proprietary market data feed services, FIX and high speed quote and binary order entry solutions and SIP market data readers. Matt has over 23 years of industry experience architecting and managing cutting edge, reliable, high speed trading systems for Options, Equities and Futures asset classes. Prior to joining MIAX, Matt was the VP of Global Systems Development for NASDAQ OMX PHLX.

 

Randy Foster

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
Randy Foster leads the development of middle and back office solutions that support MIAX exchange operations as well as exchanges and other market participants serviced through MIAX Technologies. In this role, he defines the technical strategy and oversees software development, delivery and operation of systems that support exchange business automation and operations, trade clearing and post-trade processing, help desk support, market regulation and surveillance, billing, data warehousing and business intelligence. Prior to joining MIAX, Randy was the Director of Back Office Technology for NASDAQ OMX PHLX. Randy has over 18 years of experience in designing and delivering high-impact software solutions that address direct business needs with a focus on innovation, automation and operational efficiency.

 

Frank Ziegler

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SYSTEM INFRASTRUCTURE
As Senior Vice President of Systems Infrastructure, Frank Ziegler is responsible for the MIAX Exchange technology infrastructure including architectural oversight of network and systems integration, security engineering, data center and network operations. Frank served as Associate Vice President – Head of Global Network and Firewall Architecture for NASDAQ OMX PHLX, where his responsibilities included forming a core group of network and security architects focused on deriving additional value from the exchange's Global infrastructure supporting 21 internal markets, 10 clearing houses, and 70 exchanges in over 50 countries. While at NASDAQ OMX PHLX, he designed the exchange's network infrastructure and managed the exchange's network team. Frank had been with NASDAQ OMX and PHLX for over 9 years.

 

John Masserini

VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER
As Chief Security Officer, John Masserini is responsible for information security, physical security, business continuity, and privacy for MIAX. An 18-year veteran of the security industry, John is responsible for all information security and risk management strategies, including security architecture, regulatory compliance, and business continuity. Prior to joining MIAX, John was the CISO for Dow Jones, overseeing security and risk management for all of the Dow Jones and Wall Street Journal brands. He has held key leadership positions at several information security market leaders such as VeriSign and Guardent, as well as leading integrators such as EDS and SAIC.

 

Shawn P. Hughes

VICE PRESIDENT, PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE
As Project Management Officer, Shawn is responsible for managing the operational plans and project portfolio for the organization. Shawn works closely with all teams in the organization to ensure success in all projects and changes to the exchange enterprise. Prior to joining MIAX, Shawn had been with NASDAQ OMX and PHLX for over 21 years and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

 

Antonio Goncalves

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC CLIENTS AND GLOBAL ALLIANCES, MIAX TECHNOLOGIES, MIAX GLOBAL
Antonio is responsible for developing international relationships with exchanges and other market participants within MIAX Global and for strategic technology sales within MIAX Technologies. In this role he focuses on bringing the most advanced technology solutions to global exchanges, broker dealers, and buy side clients, allowing them to capitalize on the experience and expertise of MIAX. Leveraging technology developed by MIAX to run in their own demanding marketplace, he assists clients with the implementation of trading and middle/back-office technology solutions, business intelligence platforms and automated processes that help them launch their own disruptive technologies while substantially reducing their IT investments and capital expenses. For the second year in a row MIAX has been recognized by other exchanges, market participants and regulators to be the leanest, most efficient and highest performance exchange in the United States. Antonio brings over 20 years of international experience in the financial industry at the service of NYSE and NYSE Technologies as Managing Director Sales and Business Development for Strategic Clients and Latin America. Previously he was with Siemens AG in Portugal, Germany, Florida, Toronto and the Silicon Valley area, having launched for them new businesses in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

 

Amy Neiley

VICE PRESIDENT, TRADING OPERATIONS & LISTINGS
As Vice President of Trading Operations at MIAX, Amy Neiley is responsible for the oversight of front line customer support for all market participants including testing, connectivity, system functionality, configuration and trade support. Working with the business and QA teams, she also leads the end to end testing effort of all business functionality. Additionally, Amy is responsible for the MIAX Listings department. Prior to joining MIAX, Amy was the Director of Market/Trading Operations at NASDAQ OMX PHLX where she was responsible for supporting the trading floor as well as supporting the electronic trading system and listings for both the NASDAQ OMX options and NFX markets. Previously, Amy was a Business Analyst for the Development Team at PHLX. From 1998 to 2006, she worked for Group One Trading LP, a proprietary trading firm. Amy spent four years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps.

 

Joseph Bracco

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, HEAD OF SALES
As Head of Sales, Joseph Bracco is responsible for sales strategy and member relations for MIAX Options and MIAX PEARL.  Joe has over 30 years industry experience and has held senior sales and trading positions in the derivative, cash equity and fixed income markets, having most recently been Senior Vice President, Head of Institutional and Strategic Relations for BATS Global Markets.  Prior to that, Joe served as Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Sales, for BATS' Cash Equities and Equity Options Exchanges, helping to establish BATS as a global exchange operator during his 8 years with the firm.  Before joining BATS, Mr. Bracco spent 22 years at Cantor Fitzgerald LLP in New York where he was a Partner and Senior Vice President.