William Brodsky, "The Multi-purpose JD: How my law degree helped me in my career in business"

Date: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 12:15pm
Location: 
Room V

William J. Brodsky is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CBOE Holdings, Inc. and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. As Chairman and CEO of CBOE since 1997, Brodsky has overseen a period of tremendous growth as well as product and technological innovation at the exchange. He serves as the options industry’s leading advocate in shaping market policy and regulation. In October 2008, Brodsky was the first leader of a derivatives exchange to be named as Chairman of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) and served in that capacity for 2009 and 2010. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the WFE from 2007 to 2008.

Brodsky began his career as an attorney in the securities industry with the firm of Model, Roland and Company in 1968. In 1974, he joined the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) where he became head of options trading in 1976 and served as Executive Vice President for operations between 1979 and 1982. He also served for seven years as the AMEX representative on the board of The Options Clearing Corporation.

He serves on the Kellogg School of Management Advisory Council and as a trustee of Syracuse U