Steven Crutchfield

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Steven Crutchfield
Occupation Chief Executive Officer
Employer [[NYSE Amex options and NYSE Arca Options]]
Location New York

[[Category:NYSE Amex options and NYSE Arca Options - Current Employees]] [[Category:NYSE Amex options and NYSE Arca Options]]

Steven Crutchfield is chief executive officer of NYSE Euronext’s two U.S. options exchanges, NYSE Amex Options and NYSE Arca Options.[1] He became the sole head of the two options exchanges as part of a restructuring in which Paul Finnegan, formerly co-CEO of NYSE Arca Options departed, and Amy Farnstrom, also formerly co-CEO at NYSE Arca Options, left that position while staying on with the company.[2]

Previously, Crutchfield was head of NYSE Amex Options. [3][4][5][6]

Crutchfield was selected by Crain's NY Business for its "40 Under 40” Award - Class of 2012. The list recognizes 40 of New York’s business leaders from across diverse industries who have achieved a high level of success in their fields. [7]


Crutchfield was previously chief operating officer at Matlock Capital LLC (founded by Blair Hull) where he supervised all trading, quantitative research and systems work from 2004 through 2009. At Matlock, he focused on the development and implementation of fully-automated options, equities, and futures strategies with an emphasis on high-frequency trading, volatility forecasting and market making.

Before joining Matlock, Crutchfield was managing director of the research and development group at Botta Capital Management. There, he oversaw the development of trading models and technology for both internal and external use, including an index volatility arbitrage model and an options portfolio management system still in use today. Before that, he launched and directed Botta’s off-floor options trading desk and its equity risk arbitrage business.


Crutchfield holds a masters of business administration in econometrics and analytic finance from the University of Chicago, an masters of science in computer science from Stanford University, and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.[8]

MarketsWiki Five Minute Interviews


  1. Shake-up at Top of NYSE Euronext’s U.S. Options Business. Traders Magazine.
  2. NYSE reorganizes management of its U.S. options business. Reuters.
  3. NYSE Euronext Names Steven Crutchfield CEO of NYSE Amex Options. NYSE.
  4. Steve Crutchfield. LinkedIn.
  5. NYSE Euronext names Steven Crutchfield CEO of NYSE Amex Options. World Federation of Exchanges.
  6. Steve Crutchfield. Bloomberg Businessweek.
  7. Steve Crutchfield. Crain's NY Business.
  8. NYSE Euronext names Steven Crutchfield CEO of NYSE Amex Options. World Federation of Exchanges.