Thomas Ascher is a financial markets professional who has served in leadership positions at U.S. options exchanges as a member and employee.
Recently, he was the chief strategy officer and head of the corporate initiatives division of International Securities Exchange from 2005 until the exchange was acquired by Nasdaq in June 2016. In that role, he was responsible for identifying, analyzing and instituting businesses that may provide ISE with growth opportunities. The corporate initiatives division manages ISE’s new business development, including strategic planning. In his role at ISE, Ascher also served as a director at Hanweck Associates, where he led ISE's investment in that firm.
From 2013 to 2016, he also served as president and CEO at Longitude LLC.
Before NQLX Ascher served as an executive vice president of Interactive Brokers LLC, part of the Interactive Brokers Group LLC. He was a member of Interactive Brokers’ steering committee and oversaw the company’s initiative to offer options linkage.
Additionally, Ascher served on the Options Clearing Corporation nominating committee (2001-2002), was a trustee on the Cincinnati Stock Exchange (1997-2001), and a member and committee chairman of the Economic Club of Chicago.
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