R. Cromwell Coulson is President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of OTC Markets Group, Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), which operates financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities.
Over the past two decades, Cromwell has transformed this previously opaque and inefficient phone-based market into fully modern, electronic and transparent financial markets. Today, OTC Markets Group operates three markets that organize securities based on the quality and quantity of disclosure they provide to investors – OTCQX®, The Best Market for established, investor-focused U.S. and international companies; OTCQB®, The Venture Market for entrepreneurial and development stage companies; and Pink®, The Open Market for brokers to trade all types of securities.
The 10,000 U.S. and global securities traded on these markets include: 3,100+ American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) and foreign ordinary shares of global exchange-traded companies like Roche Holding AG, adidas AG and Volkswagen AG; large-cap distressed companies such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; 650+ community and regional banks; 2,500+ SEC reporting companies; 1,400+ large- and mid-cap companies; and 2,000+ smaller and growth companies.
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. 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, including Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.
Cromwell is a strong advocate of improving access to capital for small companies and trading transparency. He has testified before Congress and spoken on these and other issues at numerous industry conferences. He also supports diverse choice and competition among trading venues that leverage the power of networks to efficiently connect consumers and suppliers of liquidity.
Prior to OTC Markets Group, Cromwell was an institutional trader and portfolio manager specializing in distressed and value-oriented investments at Carr Securities Corporation, an institutional broker-dealer. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and graduated from 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
Executive Vice President - Market Data
Matthew Fuchs joined OTC Markets Group in 2007 to help build out the growing product development team. He has over 12 years experience in the financial technology industry. Prior to OTC Markets, he served as the Director of Product Development for The National Research Exchange, an equity research start-up. Before The NRE he was a Manager/Technology Consultant for Bearing Point and Arthur Andersen. Matt received a BA from Columbia University. Matt on LinkedIn
Executive Vice President - Issuer and Information Services
Lisabeth (Liz) Heese joined OTC Markets Group in 2004 as the Director of Issuer and Information Services. Since then she has built a team responsible for: collecting and maintaining market data for over 5,000 issuers; development, sales and support of issuer-related products and services; and, monitoring issuer compliance with Company policies and procedures. Prior to joining OTC Markets, Liz spent 11 years at NASDAQ, serving as a Product Manager in the Trading and Market Services Division. Liz received a BA degree from American University. Liz on LinkedIn
President, OTC Link LLC
Mike joined OTC Markets Group in 2011. Mike has over 15 years of experience in the financial markets, with a focus on the OTC markets. Previously, Mike served as the Director of Broker-Dealer Execution Services and Sales at Citigroup and the Director of Execution Services at Lava Technology, a division of Citigroup. Before working at Citigroup, Mike was the Director of OTC Equities at FINRA and held several management positions at Pershing. He graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1995. Mike is a member of the Board of Directors of the Securities Traders Association of New York (STANY). Mike on LinkedIn
Chief Financial Officer
Bea Ordonez joined OTC Markets Group in 2015 as Chief Financial Officer. Bea has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining OTC Markets Group, Bea served for 13 years as Chief Operations Officer and Managing Director at Convergex Group, a global brokerage and trading-related services provider. Prior to this Bea served as Chief Financial Officer at G-Trade Services, a broker-dealer then owned by Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia, providing global execution and clearing services. Earlier in her career, Bea worked at Marsh & McLennan and held tax consultant roles at both Price Waterhouse (now PWC) and Arthur Andersen. Bea is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and earned her bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Nottingham in England. She holds a FINRA Series 27 license. Bea on LinkedIn
Executive Vice President - Corporate Services
Jason Paltrowitz is Executive Vice President and Global Head of Business Development at OTC Markets Group, where he is responsible for all international and domestic corporate services new business and relationship management. Prior to joining OTC Markets in October 2013, Jason was Managing Director and Segment Head at JP Morgan Chase and was responsible for the custody, clearing and collateral management business in the Corporate and Investment Bank division. Jason started his career at BNY Mellon serving in multiple senior management positions, most notably as Head of M&A for the Financial Markets and Treasury Services Sector and 11 years in the Depositary Receipt Division as the Head of the Global Capital Markets Group. Jason also served as a member of the Board of Directors at OTC Markets Group from 2008 – 2011. Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Boston University and received his MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. Jason on LinkedIn
Dan Zinn is OTC Markets Group General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He leads the company’s regulatory and policy making efforts and is often a speaker on over-the-counter equity markets. Prior to joining OTC Markets Group in 2010, he served as outside counsel to OTC Markets, as a partner at The Nelson Law Firm LLC. Previously, Dan worked in the corporate office of AIG. He earned his JD at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and received his BS from Pennsylvania State University. Dan on LinkedIn