BOX Team

Team Overview

BOX Options Exchange LLC (“BOX”) has offices in Chicago and Boston.

BOX Team

Edward Boyle has been with BOX since 2012 in charge of Business Development and Strategy. Ed has more than 20 years of industry expertise with significant strategy and business development experience.

Prior to joining BOX, Ed was with GETCO LCC, a leading global market maker where he was responsible for the development of the firm’s global exchange relationships and U.S. options strategy. Prior to GETCO Ed was Executive Vice President, Director of U.S. Options Exchanges, for NYSE Euronext where he was responsible for the strategic development, market structure and technology platform of NYSE Euronext’s two U.S. options exchanges, NYSE Arca options and NYSE Amex options. Prior to joining NYSE Euronext in 2007, he was Vice President and Director of Business Development, Equity Derivatives, at TD Securities. Before that, he was Managing Director, Business Development, for LETCO Trading Companies. Ed began his career in the securities industry in 1982.

Ed is an advisor to the Board of Directors at OptionsCity, a financial technology company based in Chicago, Illinois. He also previously served on the Board of Directors of the Options Clearing Corporation, on the Board of Directors of the International Securities Exchange as an industry director, and was a member of the SIA Options Committee from 2003 to 2007. Additionally, Ed has held membership and committee appointments on the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Chicago Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange.

Lisa J. Fall, Esq. is President and Chief Legal Officer of BOX Market LLC and has been with the firm since May 2006. As President, Lisa is responsible for developing a strategic plan to advance the company’s mission and objectives and overseeing company operations to ensure regulatory compliance, operational efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources. In her role as Chief Legal Officer, her primary responsibilities are providing legal guidance to BOX management and the Board of Directors, facilitating communications with the SEC, and managing all aspects of corporate governance. Prior to joining BOX, Lisa worked for Fidelity Investments in the areas of Trading, Legal, and Risk. She also served on the NASDAQ OMX BX BOXR Board of Directors from 2008 to 2012. Lisa has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Political Philosophy from Syracuse University and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School.

Peter Layton serves as Chairman of the BOX Board of Directors. Peter is a partner of Efficient Capital Management, one of the founding partners of Blackthorne Capital Management, the owner of Warhawk Entrepreneurial Fund, and also the CEO of The Tallgrass Group, the parent company of various corporations specializing in different aspects of ecological restoration. In 2005 Peter retired from Goldman Sachs & Co., where he was responsible for global automated equity trading for both customers and proprietary initiatives. This included high-frequency algorithm deployment in all major equity markets. Before joining Goldman, he was a partner of The Hull Group where he oversaw equity and equity option trading initiatives. Peter is currently a Board member of Enactus, Chicago Wilderness Trust, Efficient Capital Management Members Advisory Committee, College Visiting Committee at the University of Chicago, a member of the Nicholas School Board of Visitors at Duke University, and the Global Business Resource Center Advisory Board at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Peter graduated from the Univeristy of Chicago with an AB in economics and an MBA in finance.

William Easley has been with BOX since its inception, joining as Project Manager in September 2001, and is presently Vice Chairman of the BOX 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 Senior Vice President, Market Operations & Technology 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.

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.

BOX Regulation Team

Tony McCormick is the Chief Executive Officer of BOX Regulation. Tony was previously with Charles Schwab & Co, where he was responsible for managing its trade execution quality group and extensive business relationships. He chaired Schwab’s Order Routing Committee and was a member of the Options Steering Committee. Previously, Tony spent 12 years at Harris Futures Corporation in several leadership positions, including CEO, from 1993-1997. During the same period, Tony was Managing Director of Capital Markets for the Bank of Montreal and served on its Treasury Board. He has also served on numerous exchange committees and was a past member of several exchange boards. Tony received a BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Lisa J. Fall, Esq. is the President and Chief Legal Officer of BOX Regulation. As President, her primary responsibilities are ensuring the regulatory compliance of the entire organization, developing organizational plans and policies, working with the Board of Directors and SEC to ensure regulatory compliance for BOX and Participants, and managing all aspects of corporate governance for BOX Regulation. As Chief Legal Officer, Lisa’s primary responsibilities are providing legal guidance to BOX management and the Board of Directors, facilitating communications with the SEC, and managing all aspects of corporate governance. Prior to joining BOX, Lisa worked for Fidelity Investments in the areas of Trading, Legal, and Risk. She also served on the NASDAQ OMX BX BOXR Board of Directors from 2008 to 2012. Lisa has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Political Philosophy from Syracuse University and a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School.

Bruce Goodhue is currently Chief Regulatory Officer (CRO) for BOX Regulation. As CRO, Bruce is responsible for the regulatory oversight of the Exchange’s market, supervising the FINRA regulatory oversight program, managing the Market Regulation Center, and representing BOX at several industry regulatory groups. Prior to joining BOX, Bruce was an Associate Vice President at NASDAQ OMX and the Chief Regulatory Officer of the Boston Options Exchange Regulation group. Bruce also has many years of experience with the Boston Stock Exchange in a variety of regulatory roles. Additionally, Bruce has worked as a Business Analyst and Product Design at various financial services institutions. Bruce received a BS in Finance and Investments from Babson College.

Peter Bijesse joined BOX in 2014 as Vice President, Regulation, and assists in the maintenance of a fair and orderly market at BOX. He has a long record of successful derivative market supervision, having held senior management positions with the Pacific Stock Exchange, ARCA, NYSE and FINRA. Pete is a graduate of the University of Utah BS/BA and holds an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. In his spare time he coaches lacrosse at MIT.

Jamie Alano is currently Vice President of the Risk and Compliance Group within BOX Regulation. Jamie’s primary responsibilities include working as a liaison between BOX business units and external auditors, managing SEC inspections, and ensuring overall compliance with BOX and SEC Rules. With over 10 years of experience in the U.S. Capital Markets, Jamie has held several positions with other U.S. equity and options Exchanges and Broker Dealers, thus giving him a complete understanding of the trade flow process. Jamie received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Northeastern University.

Alanna Barton is Counsel for BOX Regulation. Alanna is primarily responsible for drafting rule filings, researching applicable securities laws, and acting as the SEC liaison in regards to BOX Rules, rule filings, and related proposals. Prior to joining BOX, Alanna gained experience at law firms, investment banks and communications companies in Boston, New York, and London. Alanna received her Juris Doctor from Boston College School of Law, with a semester spent at Kings College London – School of Law, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Mount Holyoke College.