Kevin Kennedy

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Kevin Kennedy
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Occupation Vice President and Head of U.S. Options
Employer Nasdaq
Location New York, NY
LinkedIn Profile
Website www.nasdaq.com

Kevin Kennedy is an exchange executive who serves as the 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.[1][2][3]

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.

Background

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

Education

Kennedy graduated from La Salle University in 1987 with a bachelor of science in finance.

References

  1. SENIOR VICE PRESIDENTS. Nasdaq.
  2. TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SERIES: KEVIN KENNEDY, NASDAQ}. Nasdaq.
  3. Nasdaq’s Kennedy Sees Plenty of Room for Options Industry Growth. John Lothian News.