As part of a continuing review of technology operations, Knight has initiated an internal and external search for a Chief Technology Officer to report to Mr. Bisgay. During the search process, Managing Director Michael Tobin, a 12-year veteran of Knight, will serve as interim CTO. Knight has also begun an external search for an Operational and Technology Risk Manager to report to Mr. Strauss.
In addition, Executive Vice President Steven Sadoff will transition to building the firm's correspondent clearing, prime brokerage and futures businesses from overseeing operations, services and technology.
" Steven Sadoff has led several critical initiatives at Knight including the buildout of Knight's trading floor technology, networking infrastructure and clearing operations," said Mr. Joyce. "I'm excited about Knight's clearing-focused initiatives, which I've asked Steve to lead, as they leverage Knight's execution capabilities to expand our client offering."
BiographiesSteven BisgayExecutive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial OfficerKnight Capital Group, Inc. Steve Bisgay is responsible for all financial and operational aspects of the firm. He has more than 20 years of experience in the securities and financial services industries. Mr. Bisgay has been Chief Financial Officer of the Company since August 2007. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Bisgay was the Managing Director, Business Development for the Company since November 2005. Previously, Mr. Bisgay was the Group Controller for the Company since June 2003 and the Director of Internal Audit for the Company since June 2001. Mr. Bisgay is a certified public accountant and was a Senior Manager in the Financial Services Industry Practice at the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1989 to 2001. Mr. Bisgay served on the Board of Managers of Direct Edge Holdings LLC from July 2007 to December 2008, and currently serves as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee of the Board of Managers of Direct Edge Holdings LLC. Mr. Bisgay received a bachelor of science in accounting from Binghamton University and a master of business administration from Columbia University. Brian S. Strauss Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer Knight Capital Group, Inc. Brian Strauss oversees all credit, market and operational risk management at Knight and has more than 25 years of capital markets credit and risk experience. Mr. Strauss has been Chief Credit Officer of Knight since October 2010. Prior to his appointment, he was Head of Credit Risk for Knight's institutional fixed income business. Mr. Strauss joined Knight in August 2009. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director and Senior Credit Officer at UBS Americas Inc. from 2004 to 2009, serving as Co-Head of Hedge Fund Credit in the Americas and managing a team of credit officers and analysts. Earlier, he was a Managing Director and Capital Markets Credit Officer at Bank One. Mr. Strauss is highly active in the New York capital markets risk community. He is the President of the Risk Management Association - New York Chapter ( RMA NY) and is a former Chairperson of the Capital Markets Credit Analysts Society (CMCAS). Mr. Strauss received a bachelor of science in finance from Georgetown University and a master of business administration from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. About Knight Knight Capital Group (NYSE Euronext: KCG) is a global financial services firm that provides access to the capital markets across multiple asset classes to a broad network of clients, including broker-dealers, institutions and corporations. Knight is headquartered in Jersey City, N.J. with a global presence across the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions. For further information about Knight, please visit www.knight.com. SOURCE Knight Capital Group, Inc.