Ed Tilly is the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies.
Under Mr. Tilly’s leadership, Cboe has expanded its role as a market leader in providing cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to investors around the world. Mr. Tilly led the $3.2 billion acquisition of Bats Global Markets, which was completed on February 28, 2017. As a result, Cboe offers trading across a diverse range of products in multiple asset classes and geographies.
Mr. Tilly has been an integral part of the Cboe community,as both a trader and exchange executive, for 30 years. Prior to being named CEO in 2013, Mr. Tilly was Cboe President and Chief Operating Officer, served as Cboe Executive Vice Chairman and held the highest member-elected position at the Exchange as Cboe’s Member Vice Chairman. Mr. Tilly came to Cboe as a trading floor clerk in 1987,eventually trading as both a market-maker and a designated primary market-maker (DPM) until joining Cboe’s executive management team in 2006.
Mr. Tilly currently serves as chairman of the board for Cboe Global Markets and all its affiliate equities, options and futures exchanges.He also serves on the board of directors for Northwestern Medical Group, World Business Chicago, Working in the Schools, and the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), where he serves as Vice Chairman of the Board. Mr. Tilly is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Chicago Club.
He received a B.A. degree in Economics from Northwestern University.