Michael Gooch

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Michael Gooch
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Occupation Executive Chairman
Employer GFI Group
Location New York
Website www.gfigroup.com

Michael "Mickey" Gooch is executive chairman of the board at interdealer broker GFI Group Inc,[1] the firm he founded in 1987. He also served as CEO until February 14, 2013, when the board named GFI president Colin Heffron as Gooch's successor. After the transition, Gooch stayed on as executive chairman, where he remains active in setting the strategic direction of the business.[2]


Before founding GFI, Gooch worked for Citibank, Refco Group, Bierbaum Martin, Harlow Meyer Savage and Tullet & Tokyo Forex. He is a former member of the board of trustees of Monmouth University in New Jersey and of the board of the Count Basie Theatre Foundation, also in New Jersey.[3]

In 2004, Gooch and his wife, Diane, purchased the Two Rivers Times, a New Jersey community newspaper from journalist Geraldo Rivera.[4]


Gooch holds a B.SC. from the City of London Polytechnic.ref>Mickey Gooch. LinkedIn.</ref>