Friday, February 8, 2013

Spot Trading Names Robert D. Merrilees, Stephen A. Brodsky and Robin McInerney

Spot Trading announced that company founder and chief executive officer Robert D. Merrilees will take on the newly established role of chairman. The firm has appointed Stephen A. Brodsky as CEO. He recently served as the firm’s chief financial officer (CFO). Robin McInerney, currently finance director, controller, will assume the CFO position. The changes will become effective on April 1.

Prior to founding Spot in 1999, Merrilees, 50, was managing director at Stafford Trading in Chicago from 1996 to 1998. Previously he was managing partner at G-Bar from 1991 to 1995, after joining the firm in 1987.

Brodsky, 42, became CFO of Spot Trading in November 2010. Prior to joining Spot, he was a managing director at Vernon & Park Capital from 2008 to 2010. He was previously the president of CHX Holdings, where he also served as the exchange’s CFO. Prior to joining CHX in 2003 as senior vice president, strategic planning, he was a vice president in the investment banking department at Mesirow Financial.

McInerney, 41, is a certified public accountant with 20 years of experience in finance and accounting. As CFO, she will have responsibilities that include ensuring Spot’s continued fiscal integrity, leading the firm’s efforts in strategic financial planning, and serving as a member of Spot’s senior management team. Prior to joining Spot in 2009 as finance director, controller, she served in various roles at R.R. Donnelley beginning in 2001, most recently as the director of accounting, consolidations and external reporting. -PR Newswire