Chris Isaacson

Chris Isaacson

Executive Vice President, Global CIO, BATS Global Markets

A founding employee of BATS in 2005, Mr. Isaacson is responsible for ensuring BATS remains an innovative, world-class leader in technology and his leadership has helped BATS grow quickly. He oversees all technology and market operations for the company, including technology strategy, software development and quality, as well as IT infrastructure and security.

In his various roles at BATS, Mr. Isaacson has overseen technology and operations, including the trade desk, and, as a developer, was instrumental in the architecture and implementation of the BATS trading platform. He speaks frequently on panels at key industry events. For several years in a row, Mr. Isaacson has been recognized by Institutional Investor in their annual “Trading Technology 40” ranking, most recently placing #8 on their 2014 list.

Mr. Isaacson began his career as a software engineer at Cerner Corp., the publicly traded, Kansas City-based healthcare information systems supplier. He was a software developer at Tradebot Systems from 2003 to 2005.

He holds a bachelor's degree in information systems with minors in math and finance from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Neb., and was a two-time Academic All-American while competing in the decathlon. He also earned a master's degree in business administration at the Raikes School of Computer Science and Management from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Mr. Isaacson holds Series 4, 7, 24, 27, 55, 63, and 65 licenses.