Executive Vice President, Head of U.S. Markets
Bats Global Markets
Bryan Harkins is Executive Vice President, Head of U.S. Markets at Bats Global Markets. In his role, Mr. Harkins oversees sales, product development, new listings, and competitive strategy for Bats' equities and options exchanges. He also oversees the company's suite of market data and access services products.
Mr. Harkins was previously Chief Operating Officer of Direct Edge, which merged with Bats in January 2014. As one of the founding employees of Direct Edge, his industry knowledge and effective leadership skills were instrumental to the company growing into one of the largest players in the U.S. equity market.
Mr. Harkins is an accomplished executive who has received numerous accolades including selection to the 2014 Crain's New York Business 40 Under Forty.
During his more than 16 years in the electronic trading space, Mr. Harkins has held numerous technical, operational, product, and senior sales positions at Instinet, BRUT LLC, and NASDAQ. He holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business.
Mr. Harkins holds Series 7, 24, 55, and 63 licenses.