Peter S. Willmott
Peter S. Willmott has enjoyed a storied career in corporate America. He joined Federal Express as chief financial officer in 1973, shortly after FedEx made its first package deliveries. In 1980, he assumed the role of president and chief operating officer, as the company grew to $1 billion in annual revenue. Following his successful leadership of FedEx, he also served as chairman, president, and CEO of Carson Pirie Scott, president and CEO of Zenith Electronics, and chairman and CEO of Willmott.
Travis Schwab has worked across a diverse set of companies and asset classes in front-, middle-, and back-office roles. Currently the CEO of Eventus Systems, Inc., a regulatory technology software firm, he has a broad background working in product sales in thae financial services industry at firms such as Trading Technologies and Calyon Financial (now Société Générale). Mr. Schwab holds a Bachelor of Finance from Loyola University Chicago.
Maureen Downs is a respected industry veteran with over 35 years of experience in derivative financial instruments, holding executive roles at brokerages, trading firms, regulatory bodies, and trade associations. She is Chair of the National Futures Association, the self-regulatory body for the futures and swaps industries. She is also CEO of MC Downs & Co, a business advisory firm. She holds a Bachelor of Business in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Law School.
Stephen A. Brodsky
Stephen A. Brodsky is a highly regarded capital markets professional with years of experience in senior roles at exchanges, trading firms, brokerages and investment firms. He has served as President of CHX Holdings, CEO of Spot Trading LLC, Managing Director of Vernon and Park Capital, Vice President of Investment Banking at Mesirow Financial and Chief Strategy Officer of R.J. O’Brien. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University and his Juris Doctor and MBA from Northwestern University.