BOX Team

Team Overview

BOX has offices in Chicago and Boston.

BOX Options Market LLC Team

William Easley has been with BOX since its inception, joining as Project Manager in September 2001, and is presently Vice Chairman of the BOX Options Market LLC Board of Directors. Prior to BOX, he worked as a consultant for the Montréal Exchange (2000-01), and Euronext SA in Paris (1997-2000), concentrating on the transfer of floor-based markets to an automated trading environment in Asia, South America and Canada, as well as in Europe. From 1987 until 1996, William ran an options market making and index arbitrage group in Paris, trading primarily on the Monep and Matif. Prior to this, he worked as an internal auditor and commercial artist. He is presently a lecturer at Vanderbilt University in the Managerial Studies Program. He holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from McGill University (Montreal) and a BA in Political Science and History from Vanderbilt University (Nashville).

Patrick Zielinski is Chief Operating Officer and in this capacity he provides insight to business development strategies and oversees the day-to-day trading operations of the BOX market. With BOX since 2003, Patrick has also held several key positions in Business Development and Market Operations. Prior to joining BOX, he worked for RBS Citizens, N.A. in the areas of Audit & Risk Management. Patrick has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Financial Services from Roger Williams University.

Lisa Ruggiero is General Counsel for BOX Options Market LLC. Lisa was previously with BOX Exchange LLC where she gained valuable experience with ensuring regulatory compliance for BOX and its Participants. With BOX Market, Lisa is primarily responsible for developing and implementing new business initiatives, drafting rule filings for SEC approval, providing legal guidance to BOX management, and acting as Secretary to the Board of Directors. Prior to joining BOX, Lisa gained experience at law firms and investment banks in Boston, Massachusetts. Lisa received her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School.

Patty Kevin-Schuler joined BOX in 2011 as Vice President, Sales & Marketing. She has been actively involved in the Security Traders Association of Chicago for several years as adviser, director, various officer positions, and currently is the President of STAC for the 2011-2012 year. Prior to joining BOX, Patty started her career on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 1986. She started working for H.A. Brandt and Associates, which were acquired by First Options of Chicago. She spent nine years working for FOC in several capacities from runner, to crowd clerk, to institutional and retail phone clerk. Patty also worked for O’Connor Shamrock as a floor manager involved in daily stock and options executions. In 1997 she started with PAX Clearing Corporation and oversaw the daily stock and options trading floor operations on the CBOE, AMEX, PHLX, and PCX. She was instrumental in developing the firm’s front-end stock and options trading platform. Patty later joined Electronic Brokerage Systems/Belzberg Technologies and helped develop the HyTS Trading Platform (an all electronic options trading system) with EBS/Belz and the CBOE. In 2004 Patty became Director of Business Development for CBOE and CBOE Stock Exchange. She worked with the exchange staff and customers to implement the automation of tied option orders for CBOEdirect, and most recently, she worked with the President of CBSX to implement strategic planning and marketing initiatives.

Kristofer Lynn is Vice President of Market Operations for BOX Options Market LLC. Starting with the company in 2012, he has held roles in Market Data and as an Analyst. Prior to joining BOX, Kristofer began his career in derivatives at State Street Bank. Kristofer received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance from Bryant University of Rhode Island.

Sean Truett joined BOX in 2016 with a focus on competitive strategy, market structure, industry pricing/fee structures, as well as maintaining and growing client relations at BOX. Prior to joining BOX, he was Vice President at Citigroup Derivatives Markets Inc overseeing all DPM equity option operations at the CBOE. Sean has over 25 years of industry experience.