Kevin Kennedy

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Kevin Kennedy
Occupation Vice President and Head of U.S. Options
Employer Nasdaq
Location New York, NY

Kevin Kennedy is vice president and head of U.S. options at Nasdaq. He reports to Tom Wittman, head of global equities. He joined the company in that role in 2007. He is responsible for Nasdaq's U.S. Options business, including setting the strategic direction for Nasdaq's six U.S. Options exchanges.

Before he became head of U.S. options, he was head of market operations for U.S. Options at Nasdaq. He began his career as an independent market maker in September 1987. Since then, he has served as president of his own trading firm, and vice president in Goldman Sachs' equities division, where he managed the firm’s Philadelphia derivatives operation.


From 1997 to 2007, he was a governor on the board of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange prior to its acquisition by Nasdaq.


Kennedy graduated from La Salle University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.