E*TRADE Taps Karl Roessner as its CEO Following Leadership Transition

Mr. Roessner will step into the role of CEO, while Rodger A. Lawson will be appointed as E*TRADE's Executive Chairman.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) has shaken up its leadership with the appointment of Karl A. Roessner, the group’s acting Executive Vice President (EVP) and General Council, as its newest Chief Executive Officer (CEO), according to a recent Reuters report.

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The leadership transition at E*TRADE takes place on the heels of the brokerage’s OptionsHouse transaction, paving the way for a new outlook for the group. 2016 has to date been a mixed year for E*TRADE with DARTs down in recent months on accounts of very low volatility.

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Per the new changes, Mr. Roessner will step into the role of CEO, assuming the chain of command from Paul T. Idzik. Mr. Roessner originally joined E*TRADE back in 2009, having served as its EVP and General Council over the past seven years.

Prior to E*TRADE, he also worked at Clifford Chance US LLP as a partner and before that as an associate, dating back to 2000. Additional stints include positions as an associate at Rogers & Wells for over eight years, extending back to 1992, according to information made public on his Linkedin profile.

Moreover, E*TRADE has also announced that Rodger A. Lawson, previously the group’s chairman of board will be appointed as its executive chairman. Alternatively, Michael Curcio will be elevated to the role of Chief Brokerage Officer.

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