Stephen A. Brodsky
Before that, he was the chief executive officer of Spot Trading, a proprietary trading firm. He took the position in April of 2013 when Rob Merrilees moved to the newly created position of chairman. The firm closed in March 2018.
Brodsky began his career as an associate in the corporate finance department at John Nuveen & Co., Inc. Later, Brodsky was a vice president in the investment banking department at Mesirow Financial, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and the analysis of strategic alternatives for companies in the financial services industry.
Before joining Vernon & Park, he served as president of CHX Holdings, Inc., the parent company of the Chicago Stock Exchange, after serving as the exchange's CFO and head of strategic planning. He was heavily involved with the CHX demutualization and capital-raising there. He joined CHX in 2003.
Brodsky earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University and his Juris Doctor and MBA from Northwestern University.
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