Edward T. Tilly
| Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Edward T. Tilly is our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Tilly has served as Chairman and CEO of CBOE Holdings and CBOE since February 2016 and as CEO and a director of CBOE Holdings and CBOE since May 2013. Prior to that, he served as our President and Chief Operating Officer from November 2011 to May 2013. He served as Executive Vice Chairman from August 2006 until November 2011. Mr. Tilly also serves as Chairman of the Board of our subsidiary CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC. He was a member of CBOE from 1989 until 2006, and served on its Board from 1998 through 2000 and again from 2003 through July 2006, including as Member Vice Chairman from 2004 through July 2006. Mr. Tilly currently serves on the boards of directors for Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, the Options Clearing Corporation and Working in the Schools. He has previously served on the board of visitors of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University. He is also a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago and the Economic Club of Chicago. He holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Northwestern University.
James R. Boris
| Lead Director
Mr. Boris currently serves as our Lead Director and has served on the Board of CBOE Holdings since our initial public offering in 2010 and of CBOE from 1992-1993, in 1997 and from 2003 to the present. Mr. Boris is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of EVEREN Securities, Inc. and its predecessor, Kemper Securities, Inc. His past affiliations include membership on the boards of directors of Integrys Energy Group, Inc., Peoples Energy Corporation, Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, and Midwest Air Group, Inc. He also served on the boards of directors of the Chicago Stock Exchange, the Securities Industry Association, The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Loyola University Health System, Inc., Big Shoulders Fund, the Civic Federation and Chicago's Economic Development Commission. He has served on the board of trustees of Gannon University and Loyola University of Chicago and on advisory boards at both Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and DePaul University's College of Commerce. He holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from Gannon University.
Mr. English has served on our Board since 2012. He serves as Senior Advisor at W.W. Grainger, Inc., a position he has held since 2011. From 1976 through April 2011, Mr. English served in a number of positions at Morgan Stanley, including Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, where he advised numerous domestic and international clients on the use of their capital, corporate strategy and relations with shareholders. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and Tower International, Inc. Mr. English holds a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.
Mr. Farrow is a director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Urban Partnership Bank, a position he has held since 2010, and was elected to serve on our Board in 2016. Previously, he was the Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of FC Partners Group, LLC from 2007 to 2009, the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of The Chicago Board of Trade from 2001 to 2007 and held various senior positions at Bank One Corporation. Mr. Farrow currently serves on the boards of directors of CoBank, Inc., the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the NorthShore University Health Systems. Mr. Farrow holds a B.A. degree from Augustana College and a Masters of Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Mr. Fitzpatrick has served on our Board since 2013. Mr. Fitzpatrick began serving as chief financial officer (CFO) of Genpact Limited in July 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Fitzpatrick worked at Motorola Solutions, Inc. and its predecessors from 1998 through 2014 in various financial positions, including as its CFO from 2009 to 2013. Before joining Motorola, Mr. Fitzpatrick was an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP from 1988 to 1998. Mr. Fitzpatrick holds a B.S. in accounting from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his CPA certification in 1990.
Ms. Froetscher has served on the Board of CBOE Holdings since our initial public offering in 2010 and of CBOE since 2005. Ms. Froetscher became president of the Pritzker Family Foundation in April 2016. Previously, she served as president and chief executive officer of Special Olympics International from October 2013 until October 2015, president and chief executive officer of the National Safety Council from 2008 until October 2013, president and chief executive officer of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and in a variety of roles at the Aspen Institute, most recently as chief operating officer. From 1992 to 2000, Ms. Froetscher was the executive director of the Finance Research and Advisory Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago. Ms. Froetscher holds a B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Management from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Ms. Froetscher is also a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.
Ms. Goodman became Managing Director of Foros, a boutique strategic and mergers and acquisitions advisory firm, in November 2013, and has served on our Board since 2012. She served as a Managing Director and Head, Special Committee and Fiduciary Practice - U.S. at Rothschild from 2010 to October 2013. From 1998-2010, Ms. Goodman was with Lazard in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Advisory Group, most recently as Managing Director. Ms. Goodman advises companies and special committees with regard to mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Goodman graduated magna cum laude from Rice University with a B.A. She received her J.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School.
Chris Mitchell has served on our Board since February 28, 2017 in connection with the closing of the acquisition of Bats. Mr. Mitchell is a Managing Director of Spectrum Equity, a growth equity investment firm that provides capital and strategic support to innovative companies in the information economy. He serves or has served on the board of directors of a number of public and private financial technology companies, including Business Monitor, EagleView, Ethoca, RiskMetrics, Seisint, Trintech, Verafin and World-Check. Mr. Mitchell served as a director of Bats Global Markets, Inc. from 2013 to 2017 and served as a member of its Compensation Committee at the time of its merger with CBOE Holdings in 2017. Prior to joining Spectrum Equity in 2001, Mr. Mitchell worked at TA Associates, Monitor Clipper and SG Warburg. He holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University.
Mr. Palmore is Senior Counsel at Dentons where he advises public and private corporations and their leadership suites on risk management and governance issues across practices and industry sectors. Mr. Palmore retired from his position as executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance and risk management officer of General Mills, Inc. in February 2015 and has served on the Board of CBOE Holdings since our initial public offering in 2010 and of CBOE since 2000. Prior to joining General Mills in February 2008, he served as executive vice president and general counsel of Sara Lee Corporation. Before joining Sara Lee, Mr. Palmore served in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago and in private practice. Mr. Palmore is currently a member of the boards of directors of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Express Scripts Holding Company and has previously served as a member of the boards of directors of Nuveen Investments, Inc. and the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. Mr. Palmore holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Yale University and a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School.
Joe Ratterman has served on our Board since February 28, 2017 in connection with the closing of the acquisition of Bats. Mr. Ratterman was one of Bats Global Markets, Inc.'s founders in 2005, and served as Chairman of Bats Global Markets, Inc. from 2015 until its merger with CBOE Holdings in 2017. Mr. Ratterman also served as its Chairman from June 2007 until July 2012, as President from June 2007 until November 2014 and as Chief Executive Officer from June 2007 until March 2015. Mr. Ratterman is a member of the SEC's Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee. Mr. Ratterman holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science from Central Missouri State University.
Michael Richter has served on our Board since February 28, 2017 in connection with the closing of the acquisition of Bats. Mr. Richter is a Compliance Advisor for Omega Point, a provider of quantitative analytic software to asset managers. In 2000, he co-founded Lime Brokerage LLC, a broker dealer and financial technology firm focused on providing customized solutions that offer exceptional reliability and scalability with leading low-latency access across multiple U.S. markets, and he served as its chief financial officer from 2000 to 2013. Mr. Richter served as a director of Bats Global Markets, Inc. from 2009 to 2017 and served as a member of its Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee at the time of its merger with CBOE Holdings in 2017. Mr. Richter is qualified as a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master's degree from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Mr. Skinner is of counsel to the law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP where he concentrates on corporate, governmental and regulatory matters. He has served on the Board of CBOE Holdings since our initial public offering in 2010 and of CBOE since 2004. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Skinner served as Chairman, President and CEO of USF Corporation. Mr. Skinner previously served as president of Commonwealth Edison Company and its holding company, Unicom Corporation (Exelon Corporation). He also was formerly White House chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush and, prior to that, served as U.S. Secretary of Transportation from 1989 to 1991. Mr. Skinner previously was United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois from 1975 to 1977, having served in that office for eight years. Mr. Skinner also serves on the boards of directors of Navigant Consulting, Inc., Virgin America Inc. and Echo Global Logistics, Inc. He has previously served on the boards of Express Scripts Holding Company, Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, Dade Behring, APAC Customer Services, Inc. and MedAssets, Inc. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from DePaul University Law School.
Ms. Stone currently serves on the board of directors of the Nuveen Funds and has served on the Board of CBOE Holdings since our initial public offering in 2010 and of CBOE since 2006. She served on the Nuveen Diversified Commodity Fund from February 2010 through March 2012 and served as director of the New York State Division of the Budget from 2000 to 2004. She has previously served as the chair of the New York Racing Association Oversight Board, as commissioner on the New York State Commission on Public Authority Reform, as chair of the Public Authorities Control Board and on the board of directors of several New York State public authorities. Ms. Stone holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Skidmore College.
Mr. Sunshine retired from his position as Senior Vice President for Business and Finance at Northwestern University in August 2014, a position he held since 1997, and has served on the Board of CBOE Holdings since our initial public offering in 2010 and of CBOE since 2003. Prior to joining Northwestern, he was senior vice president for administration at The John Hopkins University. At both Hopkins and Northwestern, Mr. Sunshine was chief financial officer. Prior to joining Hopkins, Mr. Sunshine held numerous positions in New York State government, including state treasurer. He currently is a member of the boards of directors of Arch Capital Group Ltd., KeyPath Education and Kaufman, Hall and Associates. He is a former member of the board of directors of Bloomberg L.P. and National Mentor Holdings. He holds a B.A. from Northwestern University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
1The individuals that serve on the Board of Directors of CBOE Holdings, Inc. also currently serve on the Boards of Directors of Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated (C2). CBOE and C2 also currently have the same Chairman and Lead Director as CBOE Holdings, Inc.