Stephen Schuler

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Stephen Schuler
Occupation Investor, Philanthropist
Location Chicago
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Stephen Schuler is a Chicago based trader, investor, entrepreneur, executive and philanthropist. He and Daniel Tierney founded GETCO in 1999.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

He served as CEO of GETCO and then as non-executive vice chairman of KCG Holdings following the merger of GETCO and Knight Capital.[7]

He is also involved with various philanthropic efforts. He and his wife, Mary Jo, co-founded the Good Heart, Work Smart Foundation in 2006, which contributes to charities such as Aspire of Illinois and the Special Olympics. After Hurricane Katrina, he helped set up a GETCO matching fund that raised more than $66,000 for a women's hospital in New Orleans.[8]

Schuler also serves on the board of directors of the Futures Industry Association.[9]

Background[edit]

Schuler has more than 25 years of experience in trading and capital markets. Before founding GETCO, he was head of the Schuler Group, a brokerage firm focused on floor execution services, broker-assisted trading and electronic trading systems.

He began his career as a runner on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). In 1984, he became a member of the CME and began trading financial futures.

In 2016, Schuler resigned from the board of director of KCG Holdings, following in the steps of GETCO co-founder Dan Tierney who resigned in 2015.[10][11]

In 2010, Schuler and Tierney wrote a letter to the FT in the aftermath of the Flash Crash.[12][13]

Testimony & Comment Letters[edit]

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