Richard D. Kerschner is an experienced executive, strategist and lawyer with expertise in growing and repositioning companies within rapidly evolving industries. He has held leadership roles in market dominant as well as disruptive companies within the financial technology, trading venues, market utilities, futures exchanges, and mobile communications sectors.
Rich is beginning a new stage of his career as a strategic advisor and board member focused on the financial technology and human resources sectors. He is on the board of directors, and chairs the advisory board of, Cloud 9 Technologies. Rich also co-chairs the new advisory board of the Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown University Law Center.
His areas of interest include financial communications, market data capture and analytics, machine learning, distributed ledger technology, recruiting analytics, training, gamification, team assessment and development, and adult learning.
He is currently on Garden Leave from NEX Group PLC (formerly ICAP), a diversified global financial technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange, where he was most recently the Chief Corporate Development Officer of the NEX Optimisation division. Rich also represented NEX as an active board member of 5 Fintech firms: Traiana, TriOptima, the CLS Aggregation Service, Cloud9 Technologies and Axoni.
Before assuming his Optimisation role at NEX, Rich was the interim CEO of BrokerTec, NEX’s market-dominant electronic fixed-income trading platform, and the Chief Corporate Development Officer of EBS, NEX’s market-leading electronic FX trading platform.
Prior to joining NEX, Rich was the Chief Corporate Development Officer of CLS Bank International, playing a leading role in its evolution to a commercially robust and systemically important financial market utility (SIFMU). Prior to CLS he served as Head of Strategic Initiatives, General Counsel, and Head of Corporate Governance at the 135 year-old New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), where he played a key role in a transformation that culminated in an IPO and sale to the CME Group.
Prior to joining NYMEX Rich was managing counsel and general counsel at two publicly-traded pioneers in the rapidly evolving mobile communications sector.
Rich received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1991 and his BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988.