Thomas Ascher is the chief strategy officer and head of the corporate initiatives division of International Securities Exchange. He is responsible for identifying, analyzing and instituting businesses that may provide ISE with growth opportunities. The corporate initiatives division manages ISE’s new business development, including strategic planning.
He is also the president and CEO at Longitude LLC.
Before NQLX Ascher served as an executive vice president of Interactive Brokers LLC, part of the Interactive Brokers Group LLC. He was a member of Interactive Brokers’ steering committee and oversaw the company’s initiative to offer options linkage.
Additionally, Ascher served on the Options Clearing Corporation nominating committee (2001-2002), was a trustee on the Cincinnati Stock Exchange (1997-2001), and a member and committee chairman of the Economic Club of Chicago.
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