|Occupation||Chief Operating Officer|
|Location||Jersey City, NJ USA|
Bryan Harkins is the chief operating officer of Direct Edge, effective January 3, 2011. Harkins joined Direct Edge in March 2007 as head of sales and strategy. His current responsibilities include operations, product development, sales, and overseeing the day-to-day activities of the exchange.
Before joining Direct Edge, Harkins was Managing Director of Transaction Services at NASDAQ from 2001 to 2007. He has also been a strategic account manager at BRUT LLC and a technical account manager at Tradescape. Harkins began his career as an electronic connectivity specialist at Instinet Corp. in 1999.
- BA in Government & International Studies, Computer Applications, University of Notre Dame