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 their parent company, Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH). As one of the principal founders of MIH and its subsidiaries, Tom 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. Over the past 25 years, Tom 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.

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.

Shelly Brown

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGIC PLANNING AND OPERATIONS

As Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Operations for MIAX Options 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.

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.

 

Jack Mondel

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER AND DIRECTOR (MIH)
As Corporate Development Officer of MIH, 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.

 

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 the MIAX Exchange 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.

Larry O'Leary

VICE PRESIDENT, MARKET SURVEILLANCE

As Vice President, Market Surveillance, 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 SROs for over 20 years.

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.

 

Joseph W. Ferraro III

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL
As Senior Vice President, Deputy 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 U.S. market structure, having spent his entire professional career in the markets.

 

Matt Rotella

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Matt directs the development of MIAX’s trading system platforms and related production systems operations. As a trading technology strategist and engineer, Matt leads the research and development for MIAX’s industry leading trading systems and MIAX Technologies provided solutions for Trading and Automated Quality Assurance testing. Matt oversees the software development, network architecture and systems 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 24 years of industry experience architecting and managing cutting edge, reliable, high speed trading systems for Options, Equities and Futures asset classes.

 

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. 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.

 

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. Shawn has over 21 years of exchange experience 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.

 

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. 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.