CME Group appoints John Santana MD, front end systems technology

Source: CME Group

CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse exchange, today announced that it has appointed John L. Santana as Managing Director, Front-End Systems Technology.

Santana, 56, will be responsible for all CME Group user-facing trading technology applications, including iLink, the exchange's external connection to the CME Globex electronic trading platform, as well as market data, price reporting, trading terminals and all Web services. He will report to Kevin Kometer, Managing Director and Deputy Chief Information Officer.

Since 1985 Santana has served as an independent management consultant whose clients have included futures, securities and options exchanges and clearing houses, broker dealers/investments banks, and market data vendors. He has worked with CME on a number of consulting assignments over the past 20 years. As a consultant, Santana played instrumental management and support roles in the development and implementations of the first and second generations of the CME Globex electronic trading platform. His services for other clients included trading and operational efficiency studies, business strategy and enterprise technology planning, systems and process design, project management, vendor/product evaluation and selection, and disaster recovery planning. Prior to his consulting work, he served as Vice President and Group Manager, Systems Development of Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc.

Santana earned a bachelor's degree in economics and accounting cum laude from Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY). His background includes industry specific technical, financial and management courses at New York University, IBM Management Institute and the New York Institute of Finance, as well as vendor product, technology and process management specialized subject classes.

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