Armstrong assumed that role in February 2015. She is responsible for sales and marketing efforts globally across all customer segments for the company's co-location, market data and connectivity businesses. She was previously executive director, co-location business development at CME Group. She joined the CME Group in February 2011.
In her first year at CME Group, she contributed to the launch of the CME Women's Initiative Network (WIN) and held a board seat for three years with the organization. She is also a member of the Illinois Technology Association.
Before joining CME Group, Armstrong was V.P. head of Chicago sales and U.S. implementations at RealTick LLC, a subsidiary of ConvergEx. She ws previously the global relationship manager for the Lehman Brothers global equity team during their ownership of RealTick from 2005 - 2008.
She earned a bachelor's degree in international economics and foreign languages at the University of Kentucky, with a minor in business. She studied French and Italian in Aix-en-Provence, France and Florence, Italy. She briefly lived and worked in Hong Kong as a teacher while studying Cantonese in 2002.
Armstrong participated in the MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in Chicago in July of 2017.
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