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Lee Olesky

Updated: 03 Oct 2016

Chief Executive Officer 
Tradeweb

Mr Lee Olesky is the CEO and co-founder of Tradeweb. He has an extensive background in managing both investment banking and financial technology companies, in a career highlighted by innovation and the successful introduction of a series of electronic trading companies. Mr Olesky is playing a key role in the debate on the reform of the derivatives markets, providing government agencies with insight into the issues surrounding the move to electronic trading and central clearing.

In his previous role as President of the company, Mr Olesky was based in London, where he spearheaded the company's expansion in the international and derivative markets. Prior to joining Tradeweb, he was the President and founder of BrokerTec, a successful electronic brokerage platform, which was sold to ICAP in 2003. Previously, he worked at Credit Suisse First Boston in a variety of management positions, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for the Fixed Income division.

Mr Olesky has been named one of the "Top Global Executives and Innovators in Financial Technology" by Institutional Investor magazine for the last 4 years. He has served on a variety of both private and public company boards and currently serves on the boards of Tradeweb, Data Explorers and the international advisory board of the British-American Business Council (BABC).

Mr Olesky has a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University, the National Law Center in Washington D.C.; a B.A. in History from Tulane University; and attended University College in London. He has lectured at leading academic institutions, including Cambridge University and University of California, Berkeley business schools and has provided expert testimony to the US Congress and various regulatory authorities.

Mr Olesky is based in New York City with his wife and three sons.

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