Tradeweb announced that it has restructured its Board and made changes to its executive leadership.

Recently announced in a press release shared with Finance Magnates, Lee Olesky, who co-founded Tradeweb Markets Inc. (Nasdaq: TW), a global operator of electronic marketplaces for rates, credit, equities and money markets, has been elected Chairman of the Board, effective 11 February 2022. His named replacement, William Hult, who has been the President of Tradeweb Markets since 2008, will take over as CEO, effective from 1 January 2023. Additionally, Paula Madoff is being appointed as the new Lead Independent Director, effective February 11, 2022.

The current Chairman, Martin Brand, after a triumphant three years, has decided to give notice to the Board of his decision to leave the role. Brand was one of the driving forces behind LSE Group’s $27bn purchase of Refinitiv and an LSE board member.

Olesky will continue to serve as CEO and take on the role of Chairman in the coming months through 2022. Effective from 31 December 2022, he will retire from his position as CEO and has been selected by the Board to take over as Chairman through 2023 as well.

Olesky’s Influence

Originally, Olesky co-founded Tradeweb 25 years ago and has been the CEO since 2008. For more than a decade, he led the bond trading venue that went from a start-up to a $20bn giant of the fixed income markets.

During his tenure, Tradeweb has experienced significant growth via strategic acquisitions; expansion of asset classes, client sectors, trading protocols and market data. Additionally, he led the development of its European and Asian businesses.

Through his guidance, Tradeweb has become a strong influence in the fixed-income market. Many deals have shifted from being negotiated via the phone to electronic execution as Tradeweb was quick to take advantage of the internet as the backbone for its operations.

Olesky told the Financial Times it had been “a hard decision” to step down. “It’s been a big part of my life for 25 years.”

“I wanted to finish strongly and the company to be in a great position. We’re coming out of the turbulence of the last few years. There is an element of a cycle ending, and it is a new time.”

While being the Co-Founder and CEO of Tradeweb, Olesky has taken on additional roles, according to his LinkedIn profile. Since 2019, he has been a member of the Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee at the US SEC. For more than ten years, the US CFTC has benefitted from him being a member of the Technology Advisory Committee. Before this, he spent three years as the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BrokerTec. Though, his first known employment was as the Chief Operating Officer of Fixed Income at Credit Suisse in 1993 where he spent six successful years.

Comments from the Leadership

Commenting on the announcement, Brand said: “I would like to thank Lee and Billy for their tremendous collaborative leadership of Tradeweb. Their focus on customer-centric innovation led to Tradeweb becoming the best performing U.S. IPO over $1 billion for the last three years. I am grateful to have contributed during this remarkable period in its history and have enormous confidence in Tradeweb’s continued growth and innovation.”

Olesky remarked proudly: “Since we started Tradeweb in 1996, I am enormously proud of how the company has continued to evolve on a near-constant basis. From a fintech start-up to a $20 billion company, what I am most proud of is the team of people I have been so fortunate to associate with over the last two decades. I want to thank Martin Brand for his successful leadership of the Board, and I am thrilled to be passing the executive baton to my longtime partner Billy Hult at the end of this year.”

“Tradeweb is extremely well-positioned to help shape the future of electronic markets, and I am excited for the opportunity to lead this company and continue to work alongside so many talented individuals every day. I appreciate having Lee in the office next door for a little longer as we work together to ensure a seamless transition,” Hult stated.

"This is a very thoughtful transition at both the Board and executive levels and will ensure continued success and good governance. The company and the Board are well prepared to lead the next chapter in Tradeweb's growth story," Madoff added.

Other Tradeweb News

In other news, Tradeweb Markets announced on Monday that Jump Trading has joined its European Government Bond marketplace.

This will enable Jump Trading to offer streaming liquidity via the new Tradeweb EUGV STAQ API to its bank participants. Also, it is an extension of the Jump Trade and Tradeweb partnership as the former already uses the functionality to stream its actionable prices for U.S. Treasuries for Tradeweb.

Tradeweb announced that it has restructured its Board and made changes to its executive leadership.

Recently announced in a press release shared with Finance Magnates, Lee Olesky, who co-founded Tradeweb Markets Inc. (Nasdaq: TW), a global operator of electronic marketplaces for rates, credit, equities and money markets, has been elected Chairman of the Board, effective 11 February 2022. His named replacement, William Hult, who has been the President of Tradeweb Markets since 2008, will take over as CEO, effective from 1 January 2023. Additionally, Paula Madoff is being appointed as the new Lead Independent Director, effective February 11, 2022.

The current Chairman, Martin Brand, after a triumphant three years, has decided to give notice to the Board of his decision to leave the role. Brand was one of the driving forces behind LSE Group’s $27bn purchase of Refinitiv and an LSE board member.

Olesky will continue to serve as CEO and take on the role of Chairman in the coming months through 2022. Effective from 31 December 2022, he will retire from his position as CEO and has been selected by the Board to take over as Chairman through 2023 as well.

Olesky’s Influence

Originally, Olesky co-founded Tradeweb 25 years ago and has been the CEO since 2008. For more than a decade, he led the bond trading venue that went from a start-up to a $20bn giant of the fixed income markets.

During his tenure, Tradeweb has experienced significant growth via strategic acquisitions; expansion of asset classes, client sectors, trading protocols and market data. Additionally, he led the development of its European and Asian businesses.

Through his guidance, Tradeweb has become a strong influence in the fixed-income market. Many deals have shifted from being negotiated via the phone to electronic execution as Tradeweb was quick to take advantage of the internet as the backbone for its operations.

Olesky told the Financial Times it had been “a hard decision” to step down. “It’s been a big part of my life for 25 years.”

“I wanted to finish strongly and the company to be in a great position. We’re coming out of the turbulence of the last few years. There is an element of a cycle ending, and it is a new time.”

While being the Co-Founder and CEO of Tradeweb, Olesky has taken on additional roles, according to his LinkedIn profile. Since 2019, he has been a member of the Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee at the US SEC. For more than ten years, the US CFTC has benefitted from him being a member of the Technology Advisory Committee. Before this, he spent three years as the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BrokerTec. Though, his first known employment was as the Chief Operating Officer of Fixed Income at Credit Suisse in 1993 where he spent six successful years.

Comments from the Leadership

Commenting on the announcement, Brand said: “I would like to thank Lee and Billy for their tremendous collaborative leadership of Tradeweb. Their focus on customer-centric innovation led to Tradeweb becoming the best performing U.S. IPO over $1 billion for the last three years. I am grateful to have contributed during this remarkable period in its history and have enormous confidence in Tradeweb’s continued growth and innovation.”

Olesky remarked proudly: “Since we started Tradeweb in 1996, I am enormously proud of how the company has continued to evolve on a near-constant basis. From a fintech start-up to a $20 billion company, what I am most proud of is the team of people I have been so fortunate to associate with over the last two decades. I want to thank Martin Brand for his successful leadership of the Board, and I am thrilled to be passing the executive baton to my longtime partner Billy Hult at the end of this year.”

“Tradeweb is extremely well-positioned to help shape the future of electronic markets, and I am excited for the opportunity to lead this company and continue to work alongside so many talented individuals every day. I appreciate having Lee in the office next door for a little longer as we work together to ensure a seamless transition,” Hult stated.

"This is a very thoughtful transition at both the Board and executive levels and will ensure continued success and good governance. The company and the Board are well prepared to lead the next chapter in Tradeweb's growth story," Madoff added.

Other Tradeweb News

In other news, Tradeweb Markets announced on Monday that Jump Trading has joined its European Government Bond marketplace.

This will enable Jump Trading to offer streaming liquidity via the new Tradeweb EUGV STAQ API to its bank participants. Also, it is an extension of the Jump Trade and Tradeweb partnership as the former already uses the functionality to stream its actionable prices for U.S. Treasuries for Tradeweb.