David Gresky

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David Gresky
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Occupation Executive Director, Global Head of Data Sales
Employer CME Group
Location Chicago
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Website www.cmegroup.com

David Gresky is a Chicago-based exchange executive and former minor league baseball player who currently serves as the global head of data sales and executive director for the CME Group.[1][2]

Prior to his career in finance, Gresky was a minor league baseball player, having been drafted by the Florida Marlins as a high school player and later as a college junior by the Chicago Cubs.

Background[edit]

Early Life and Education[edit]

Gresky was born on June 8, 1982, in Berea, Ohio. He attended Bowsher High School in Toledo, Ohio, where he excelled in football and baseball. Gresky continued his education at Northwestern University, where he played college baseball and earned a degree in economics.

High School[edit]

Gresky, co-captain of the St. Ignatius High School baseball team in Ohio, was named to the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s All-Star baseball team for Spring 2000 and honored as MVP. His athletic accomplishments were lauded by Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich in remarks read into the Congressional Record on July 11, 2000.[3] Kucinich wrote that in a Leading the Wildcats to a 25-6 record and their first state championship appearance, Gresky batted .452, setting single-season records with 50 hits, 10 home runs, and 51 RBIs. His performance earned him a baseball scholarship to Northwestern University and a selection by the Florida Marlins in the 22nd round of the amateur draft. Additionally, Gresky led the Wildcats football team to its eighth Division I state title, scoring the clinching touchdown in the championship game.

Baseball Career[edit]

College Baseball[edit]

At Northwestern University, Gresky was a standout player for the Wildcats. He led the team with nine home runs and 43 RBIs in his junior, placing him fifth on the university's career doubles chart with 43 doubles. His performance on the field earned him recognition and paved the way for his professional baseball career.[4][5]

Minor League Baseball[edit]

In 2003, Gresky was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 39th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. He played as a left fielder, batting left-handed and throwing left-handed. Gresky's minor league career included stints with the Boise Hawks and the Windy City Thunderbolts. Over his 160-game career, he compiled a batting average of .214, with six home runs and 34 RBIs.

Financial Services Career[edit]

Early Career[edit]

After retiring from professional baseball, Gresky transitioned to the financial services industry.

He joined Sequoia Capital LLP as a junior trader at the CBOT in 2005. In 2006, he joined Orc Group as a financial trading software analyst. He was later promoted to sales engineer team leader in 2007 and in 2009 was made manager of sales engineering Americas for Orc.

He joined CME Group in 2011, where he quickly rose through the ranks due to his expertise and leadership skills.

At CME Group, Gresky has held various positions, including senior director of sales and global executive director. In his current role as executive director and global head of data sales, he oversees the company's market data distribution platforms and leads a team responsible for sales and client engagement. Gresky's work involves providing clients with access to CME Group's extensive data offerings, which include benchmarks, indices, and historical data.

Education[edit]

Gresky holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Northwestern University.

References[edit]

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