Board of Directors
- Joe Ratterman, Chairman
- Chris Concannon, President and CEO, Bats Global Markets, Inc.
- Alan Freudenstein, Managing Director, Credit Suisse
- Robert Jones, Owner, Turtle Rock Group, LLC
- Jamil Nazarali, Senior Managing Director, Citadel Execution Services
- John McCarthy, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, KCG Holdings, Inc
- Chris Mitchell, Managing Director, Spectrum Equity
- Frank Reardon
- Michael Richter, Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer, Lime Brokerage Holdings LLC
- Joe Ratterman
- Based in Kansas City
Joe Ratterman is Chairman of Bats Global Markets, a role he assumed in March 2015 after eight highly successful years as CEO. A respected industry expert, Mr. Ratterman continues to represent Bats, and the industry's diverse participants, as a member of the SEC Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee.
Under Mr. Ratterman's leadership, Bats was transformed into the world's second-largest stock exchange operator. A company founder in June 2005, he became CEO in July 2007 when the firm was a growing start-up alternative trading system with 25 employees, operating from a single office in Kansas City. Today, Bats Global Markets operates the largest stock exchange in Europe; the second-largest exchange in the U.S.; a U.S. options market, which has doubled in size in the past year; and Hotspot, a leading global foreign exchange market.
Since 2008, Mr. Ratterman has been continuously ranked by Institutional Investor as an industry leader on the magazine's "Tech 50" and "Online Finance 40" lists. In 2010, he was one of the four national finalists in the Financial Services category for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® award, celebrating the most influential and innovative entrepreneurs from around the globe. Also, Bats has repeatedly been recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal through the "Champions of Business" and "Best Places to Work" awards programs.
His previous industry experience includes time as Chief Technology Officer at Bridge Information Systems and Reuters, where he was employed from 1990 to 2002.
An accomplished rock climber, water skier, runner, professional photographer, and Type Rated ATP pilot, Mr. Ratterman holds a degree in mathematics and computer science from Central Missouri State University, as well as Series 7, 24, 27, 55, and 66 licenses. He is also Vice Chairman of the Angel Flight Central Board of Directors.