Ed Tilly, CBOEs Chairman and CEO


Ed Tilly is the Chairman and CEO of CBOE Global Markets. He started this role in February 2017 replacing William Brodsky. 

Before being named chief executive officer in 2013, Tilly was the company’s president and chief operating officer (COO) from November 2011 thru May 2013. He served as CBOE executive vice chairman from 2006 to 2011 and held the highest member-elected position at the exchange as CBOE’s member vice chairman from 2004 to 2006.

Tilly came to CBOE as a trading floor clerk in 1987 and later became a floor trader and CBOE member.  

Tilly currently serves on the board of directors for Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, the OCC and Working in the Schools and on the Board of Visitors of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University. Tilly is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Chicago Club. He received his BA from Northwestern University with a degree in Economics. 

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Ed Tilly Bitcoin Quotes

  • “Like it or not, people want exposure to bitcoin. Believers can bet on its rise, and [Jamie] Dimon is welcome to take the other side. We’re happy to be in the middle” [source]


Involvement with Bitcoin

  • Ed Tilly is Chairman and CEO of the CBOE. They started to offer Bitcoin Futures trading through their exchange. It has since been put on hold as “they further evaluate options.”
    • In other words: the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) is beating them on volume and CBOE needs a new approach[source]


Media Sources

  • CNBC Futures Discussion [source]
  • Launch of Bitcoin Futures [source]

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