Management Team

Management Team

Terrence A. Duffy,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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The Honorable Terrence A. Duffy serves as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, he served as Executive Chairman and President since 2012 and as Executive Chairman since 2006, when he became an officer of the Company.

The Honorable Terrence A. Duffy serves as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, he served as Executive Chairman and President since 2012 and as Executive Chairman since 2006, when he became an officer of the Company. He served as Chairman of the board since 2002 and our Vice Chairman from 1998 until 2002. Mr. Duffy has been a member of our Board since 1995. He was President of TDA Trading, Inc. from 1981 to 2002 and has been a member of CME since 1981. Mr. Duffy was appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2003 as a member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), a position he held until 2013. The FRTIB administers the Thrift Savings Plan, a tax-deferred defined contribution (retirement savings) plan for federal employees. Mr. Duffy was named CEO of the Year at FOW’s 2018 International Awards. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Mayo Clinic Greater Chicago Leadership Council. He is Vice Chairman of the CME Group Foundation. He also is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Executives' Club of Chicago and the President's Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Mr. Duffy attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He received a Doctor of Public Service, honoris causa, from Saint Xavier University in 2019 and a Doctor of Humane Letters from DePaul University in 2007.

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Kathleen M. Cronin,
Senior Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
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Kathleen M. Cronin has served as Senior Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of CME Group since July 2007.

Kathleen M. Cronin has served as Senior Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of CME Group since July 2007. Previously she served as Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of CME Holdings and of CME since August 2003 and as Corporate Secretary and Acting General Counsel from November 2002 through August 2003. Prior to joining us, Ms. Cronin was a corporate attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom from September 1989 through July 1995 and from April 1997 through November 2002. Ms. Cronin also served as Chief Counsel/Corporate Finance for Sara Lee Corporation from August 1995 through March 1997.

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Sunil Cutinho,
President, CME Clearing
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Sunil Cutinho has served as President, CME Clearing since 2014. Cutinho previously served as Managing Director, Deputy Head of Clearing and as Managing Director, Clearing Operations & Systems.

Sunil Cutinho has served as President, CME Clearing since 2014. Cutinho previously served as Managing Director, Deputy Head of Clearing and as Managing Director, Clearing Operations & Systems. In these roles, he was responsible for collaborating with the company's clearing members and customers to develop clearing solutions for listed and OTC derivatives, including credit, interest rates and foreign exchange. Prior to joining CME Clearing, Cutinho served as a Director of Enterprise Architecture in the Technology Division. Prior to joining the company in 2002, Cutinho gained more than 14 years of technology experience including various positions at CNA Insurance, Proxicom, VISA International and GDS.

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Julie Holzrichter,
Chief Operating Officer
Julie Holzrichter
Julie Holzrichter has served as Chief Operating Officer of CME Group since 2014.

Julie Holzrichter has served as Chief Operating Officer of CME Group since 2014. She is responsible for leading CME Group's Market Operations including the Global Command Center, which is the first point of contact for customers using CME Group's Globex electronic production systems. She also leads CME Group's Trading Floor Operations, Global Market Solutions and Services, Data Centers and Critical Infrastructure, Global Security, and Business Continuity and Crisis Management functions. Over the course of her more than 25 years with the company, Holzrichter has held a variety of positions with increasing levels of responsibility including Senior Managing Director, Global Operations and Managing Director, CME Globex Services and Technology Integration.

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Kevin Kometer,
Chief Information Officer
Kevin Kometer
Kevin Kometer has served as Chief Information Officer of CME Group since July 2008.

Kevin Kometer has served as Chief Information Officer of CME Group since July 2008. He previously served as Managing Director and Deputy Chief Information Officer from February 2007 - July 2008. Since joining the company, he has held senior leadership positions in the Technology Division including Managing Director, Trading Execution Systems and Director, Advanced Technology.

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Hilda Harris Piell,
Chief Human Resources Officer
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Hilda Harris Piell has served as Chief Human Resources Officer of CME Group since August 2007.

Hilda Harris Piell has served as Chief Human Resources Officer of CME Group since August 2007. Previously she served as Managing Director and Senior Associate General Counsel, as Director and Associate General Counsel and as Associate Director and Assistant General Counsel since 2000.

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John W. Pietrowicz,
Chief Financial Officer
John Pietrowicz
John W. Pietrowicz has served as Chief Financial Officer of CME Group since January 2015.

John W. Pietrowicz has served as Chief Financial Officer of CME Group since January 2015. His responsibilities include oversight of the company's corporate finance, accounting, investor relations, treasury, real estate and procurement functions. Before assuming his current role, he served as Senior Managing Director, Corporate Development and Finance, where he had day-to-day oversight of and responsibility for identifying, negotiating, financing and managing ongoing investments in new business opportunities. He also served as Managing Director, Corporate Finance and Deputy Chief Financial Officer since joining the company in 2003. Prior to joining the company, he served as Chief Financial Officer for The Merchants' Exchange, an electronic commodities exchange based in Chicago. He also held financial leadership positions for Ameritech.

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Derek Sammann,
Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Commodities & Options Products
Derek Sammann
Derek Sammann has served as CME Group's Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Commodities & Options Products since 2014.

Derek Sammann has served as CME Group's Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Commodities & Options Products since 2014. He is responsible for leading the development, execution and management of CME Group's global Commodities portfolio, including the Energy, Metals and Agricultural business lines. He also globally leads the company's cross-asset class Options business. Since joining CME Group in September 2006, Sammann also has served as Senior Managing Director of Interest Rates and FX Products, and as Managing Director, Global Head of Foreign Exchange. Prior to joining CME Group, Sammann acquired more than 16 years of sell-side trading experience in the global FX market, including serving as Managing Director, Global Head of FX Options and Structured Products at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank in London. He also held senior level positions with Crédit Agricole Indosuez in London, Banque Indosuez in Paris and Cooper, Neff & Associates in Chicago. Sammann serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the following entities: the Dubai Mercantile Exchange, the COMEX Board of Governors and the Commodities Markets Council, where he also serves as Treasurer. Sammann also serves on the Shanghai Gold Exchange’s International Advisory Board, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee and the Security Traders Association’s Listed Options Committee.  He holds bachelor's degrees in both economics and political science from Northwestern University.

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Sean Tully,
Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Financial and OTC Products
Sean Tully
Sean Tully has served as Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Financial and OTC Products of CME Group since 2014.

Sean Tully has served as Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Financial and OTC Products of CME Group since 2014. He is responsible for leading the development, execution and management of the company's global financial products portfolio, including interest rates, equities and foreign exchange, as well as its OTC cross-asset product strategy. Previously, he served as Senior Managing Director, Interest Rate and OTC Products. Before joining CME Group in 2012, Tully most recently served as Managing Director, Global Head of Fixed Income Trading at WestLB in London. During his tenure at WestLB, he held roles of increasing responsibility including Managing Director, Regional Head of Derivatives, Americas and Managing Director, Global Head of Rates, Emerging Markets and Credit Trading in London. He also traded interest rate derivatives at Citibank and Greenwich Capital, running the global team in the USD interest rate swaps at Citi, and as a proprietary trader at Greenwich Capital.

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Kendal Vroman,
Senior Managing Director, International and Optimization Services
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Kendal (Ken) Vroman serves as Senior Managing Director, International and Optimization Services.

Kendal (Ken) Vroman serves as Senior Managing Director, International and Optimization Services. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s international growth strategy, and overseeing the optimization business, planning and execution function, and global repository services.  Prior to assuming his current role, he most recently served as Senior Managing Director, Cash Markets and Optimization Services. 

Since joining the company in 2001, Vroman has held a variety of senior leadership roles including Managing Director, Planning and Execution, Global Head, Commodity Products and OTC Solutions, and Managing Director and Chief Corporate Development Officer. 

Before joining the company, he worked as Vice President, Corporate Operations/Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer for marchFIRST Inc.  He also served as Principal for Whittman-Hart’s Collaborative Technologies Group and as a Senior Consultant for Andersen Consulting LLP’s Americas Information Systems Division.
 

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Julie Winkler,
Chief Commercial Officer
Julie Winkler
Julie Winkler has served as Chief Commercial Officer of CME Group since 2016.

Julie Winkler has served as Chief Commercial Officer of CME Group since 2016. She leads the company's sales, product marketing, research and product development, data analytics and digitization functions, as well as its innovation lab. Previously, she served as Senior Managing Director, Research, Product Development and Index Services of CME Group since 2014 and as Managing Director, Research and Product Development since 2007. Winkler joined the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) as a Staff Investigator in the Office of Investigations and Audits, and in 1998, she joined the Business Development area as an Economist in the Research and Strategic Analysis group. She was promoted to Managing Director, Business Development in 2004. She also served as Vice President, Business Development, where she had management responsibility for the growth and development of the Financial Product Research and Development, Market Data Products and Services, Training and Education, Corporate Strategy and Business Development Administration areas. Winkler holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration in finance from Valparaiso University and an MBA in finance and derivatives markets with highest honors from Loyola University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and Valparaiso University. She is also a Revenue 50 member within the World 50 network.

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