Board of Directors
Chairman, Board of Directors
Neal Wolkoff is a former executive of three exchanges, and is currently a consultant and attorney focusing on futures and securities markets, exchanges, market regulation, operations and clearinghouses. Mr. Wolkoff is also an independent business consultant. From 2008 to February 2012, Mr. Wolkoff was the Chief Executive Officer of ELX Futures, L.P. From 2005 to 2008, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the American Stock Exchange (AMEX). Prior to the AMEX, Mr. Wolkoff was an executive officer at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) from 1981 to 2003, over time serving as Acting President, Chief Operating Officer, and Senior Vice President for Regulation and Clearing. From 1980 to 1981, Mr. Wolkoff was employed as an Honors Program Trial Attorney in the Division of Enforcement of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. In addition to his role as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of OTC Markets Group, Mr. Wolkoff is a non-executive director of World Gold Trust Services, the sponsor of the Exchange Traded Fund "GLD." Mr. Wolkoff is also a member of the not-for-profit board of The Golda Och Academy in West Orange, NJ. Mr. Wolkoff received a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and is a member of the Bar of the State of New York.
R. Cromwell Coulson
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
R. Cromwell Coulson is President and Chief Executive Officer of OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of the OTCQX, OTCQB and Pink markets. After acquiring OTC Markets' predecessor business, the National Quotation Bureau, Cromwell has led the transformation of the OTC markets from an opaque and inefficient phone-based market into fully modern, electronic and transparent financial markets for U.S. and global companies. Today, OTC Markets Group is a publicly-traded company that operates three public markets for 10,000 securities that trade nearly $200 billion in dollar volume per year. Cromwell's work to enhance data-driven standards and improve online information availability for investors is helping companies on the top-tier OTCQX and OTCQB markets reduce much of the pain and complexity of being public. OTC Link ATS, OTC Markets Group's FINRA regulated and SEC registered Alternative Trading System, directly links a diverse network of leading U.S. broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services for these securities. And OTC Markets Group sets the best price standard for OTCQX, OTCQB and Pink securities by broadly distributing its market data to major market data redistributors. Cromwell is a strong advocate of improving access to capital for small companies, supporting a diverse ecosystem of broker-dealers, and empowering investors with information. He has testified before Congress and spoken on these and other issues at numerous industry conferences. He is a member of the FINRA Market Regulation Committee that advises FINRA on market regulation and trading issues. Prior to OTC Markets Group, Cromwell was a trader and portfolio manager at Carr Securities Corporation, an institutional broker-dealer, where he specialized in distressed and value-oriented investments. Cromwell earned a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and is a graduate of the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School. OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, a FINRA/SIPC member and wholly-owned subsidiary of OTC Markets Group. Cromwell on LinkedIn
Director, Audit Committee Member
Gary Baddeley has served as CEO of TDC Entertainment, a diversified entertainment company, since 1997. TDC's core businesses are home entertainment and electronic publishing. Previously, Gary served for two years as Vice President and General Manager of a leading dance music label, Robbins Entertainment. From 1990 to 1996 Gary was an attorney at Phillips Nizer LLP in New York City, specializing in representation of clients in the music and television industries. Gary holds a JD from New York University School of Law and a B.Sc. from Kingston University.
Louisa Serene Schneider
Louisa Serene Schneider is the Senior Director for the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing at Columbia Business School, responsible for all operational aspects of the school’s value investing activities including maintaining and developing new programs and initiatives surrounding the Graham & Dodd tradition at Columbia. Ms. Serene Schneider has taught in Columbia’s Executive Education course on Value Investing since 2010. Prior to her work at Columbia, from 2000 to 2008 Ms. Serene Schneider was employed by Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan in several departments, including Mergers & Acquisitions, Fixed Income Research, and Trading. Ms. Serene Schneider received a B.S. from Dartmouth College in Political Science and French and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Director, Audit Committee Chairman
Andrew Wimpfheimer has been a private investor since 2005. Mr. Wimpfheimer served as Director of AM Capital LLC from 2002 to 2005. From 1995 to 2001, Andrew was Managing Director responsible for OTC-Non-NASDAQ Trading at Knight Securities, L.P. From 1988 to 1995 he was an equity trader for Troster Singer Inc., a division of Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, Inc. From 1985 to 1988, Andrew was employed by Spear, Leeds & Kellogg Inc., where his duties included work on the NYSE, AMEX, Futures Market and Arbitrage Department, as well as general back office work. From 1980 to 1985, Andrew was a New York Stock Exchange floor clerk, trading desk employee and back office trainee for Herzfeld & Stern LLP. Mr. Wimpfheimer received his BA from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He attended the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut as well as the Collegiate School in New York City.