Douglas Cifu

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Douglas Cifu
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Occupation Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Employer Virtu Financial
Location New York

Douglas (Doug) Cifu is the chief executive officer of Virtu Financial, a New York-based market making and proprietary trading firm. He co-founded the firm in 2008, along with former NYMEX Chairman Vincent Viola.[1]

He is also vice chairman and co-owner with Viola in the Florida Panthers hockey team. The two purchased the National Hockey League team in September 2013 for $250 million.[2]

Cifu joined the board of directors of Eris Exchange in June of 2018, when Virtu joined Eris as an equity partner.[3]

Background[edit]

Before joining Virtu, Cifu worked for 17 years at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison where he served most recently as a partner in the firm's corporate department. He also worked for several years in its private equity department, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital financing.

Education[edit]

In 1987, Cifu earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Columbia College at Columbia University. He went directly into Columbia University's School of Law, earning his JD in 1990.

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