Donald E. Roberts

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Donnie Roberts
Occupation President and CEO
Employer Small Exchange
Location Chicago, IL
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Donald E "Donnie" Roberts is a derivatives executive who is the president and CEO of the Small Exchange, a startup that aims to be a client-centric futures exchange, pending regulatory approval.[1]


Before joining the Small Exchange, he was chief compliance officer and managing director of futures and forex for Thinkorswim, a derivatives brokerage platform acquired by TD Ameritrade in 2009.[2][3][4]

Roberts holds several financial licenses including:

  • Series 3 (National Commodity Futures Examination)
  • Series 4 (Registered Options Principal)
  • Series 7 (Securities Broker)
  • Series 24 (General Securities Principal)
  • Series 55 (Equity Trader Limited Representative)
  • Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law)


MarketsWiki Education Videos

Roberts participated in the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in Chicago in 2014.


  1. Tastytrade, Peak6 invest $10 million in new exchange. Crain's Chicago Business.
  2. TD Ameritrade to buy Thinkorswim for $606 million. MarketWatch.
  3. Top 50 Brokers of 2013: Bruised and battered, but coming back strong. Futures.
  4. Chicago Summer Intern Education Series Coming Up. John Lothian News.