Thomas Ascher


Tom is Chief Strategy Officer and head of the Corporate Initiatives Division of the International Securities Exchange (ISE). In this role he is responsible for identifying, analyzing and instituting businesses that may provide ISE with growth opportunities. The Corporate Initiatives Division manages ISE's new business development, including strategic planning. Tom also serves on the Board of Directors of Direct Edge Holdings, LLC.

Prior to joining ISE, Tom served as Chief Executive Officer of NQLX, Nasdaq Liffe Markets LLC. Before NQLX, Tom was an Executive Vice President of Interactive Brokers LLC, part of the Interactive Brokers Group LLC. He also has worked as an options market maker at the Chicago Board Options Exchange, where he served as Vice Chairman of the Board, and Chairman of the Executive Committee.

Tom is a graduate of Carleton College.

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