Neil Lustyk is a Chicago-based listed derivatives professional who serves as an executive director at the CME Group. Lustyk works in global operations at the CME Group in the Globex Control Center.
Lustyk joined the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 2002 as an associate director after a career at the Chicago Board of Trade as a floor broker and floor manager.
Lustyk started his career in the futures industry like many others, as a floor messenger or runner, on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. He worked his way up to become the floor manager for Shearson Lehman Brothers. He later became a floor broker in the 30-year bond pit.
Lustyk joined the CME originally on the third shift, working from 3 a.m. to 11 a.m.
He is a patent holder for "Detection and mitigation of effects of high velocity value changes based upon match event outcomes" with other CME Group employees.
While he was a desk manager with earlier variations of Shearson, he ran the former First Wall trading desk in the former Mansfield Room at the Chicago Board of Trade. One of the runners assigned to his desk the summer of 1981 was John Lothian.
Lustyk holds a bachelor of arts degree from DePaul University in Chicago in the field of capital markets.
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