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Meet Our Team

GIX Team

Daniel Labovitz

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Dan is the former head of regulatory policy at the NYSE and has extensive experience in interacting with FINRA, the SEC, and other regulatory bodies. He also is an attorney who previously worked at several international law firms.

Charles Dolan

Chief Operating Officer, Founder

Charlie is the former CEO of Kellogg Capital Markets and a former Executive Floor Governor at the NYSE. He sat as a Trustee on the New Jersey investment council and was a member of its ESG investment committee.

Alexander Kontoleon

Chief Strategy Officer

Alex is a former Global Learning Consultant at State Street Bank. He brings 20+ years of experience in various roles within State Street including hedge fund and private equity trade operations, project management, business strategy, and learning & development. He has his Masters in Information & Knowledge Strategy from Columbia University.

Shelley Goldberg

Chief Green Officer

Shelley is an investment advisor and strategist in environmental sustainability and commodities focusing on impact investing. She has worked as a Market Strategist for Brevan Howard and Director for Roubini Global Economics. Shelley has also worked as an independent ESG consultant and partner to multiple RIAs, family offices, and hedge funds.

Jim Buckley

Chief Regulatory Officer

Jim has more than 30 years of experience in securities regulation, audit, and compliance. Jim worked at NYSE for 25 years in a number of senior roles in regulation, including Head of Compliance for the NYSE’s US exchanges. He was also the Chief Regulatory Officer for the National Stock Exchange. He is an attorney admitted to practice in New York.

Scott Budd

Head of Listing Sales

Scott is a business development and sales professional with deep experience in working with C-suite executives, delivering revenue growth, marketing initiatives, product development, and providing key strategic account sales to a diverse range of companies. Scott has been a sales executive at the GLG Institute, the Chief Executive Group, and National Review.

Marc Iyeki

Listing Sales Advisor

Marc is the former Senior Advisor, APAC - Global Listings at the NYSE and was Chief Representative, NYSE Beijing Representative Office. He was previously the Regional Head for the NYSE's Asia Pacific listings.

Jim Ross

Co-Head Institutional Trading and Market Strategy

Jim Ross has spent 30+ years pioneering new electronic auction venues for both Exchange and ATS markets. Jim ran Instinet’s Global Crossing business for many years and later oversaw NYSE’s intraday and post-close electronic call auction facilities.

Peter Jenkins

Co-Head Institutional Trading and Market Strategy

Pete Jenkins has been a leading institutional and market structure expert for many years as the head of Deutsche Asset Management’s Global Trading Desk and, later, as head of NYSE’s Institutional Client Group also serving as a member of the Operating Committee.

Louis Pastina

Market Structure Senior Advisor

Lou is the former Executive Vice President of Operations at the NYSE and 31-year veteran of the exchange. He sat on the boards of DTCC and the National Stock Exchange, and he chaired the NSX Regulatory Oversight Committee.

Michael Rosen

Chief of Staff

Michael is a 40-year veteran of Wall Street and a founding member of Posit. He has built a straight-through processing model and has experience building and leading brokerage firms.

Patrick Craven

Director of Operations & IT

Pat has 40 years of broker-dealer operations experience and has led operations teams at several Wall Street brokerage firms. He specializes in back-office and straight-through processing.

Christian Vanderbrouk

Director of Public Affairs

Former Managing Director of Global Affairs & Government Relations at NYSE; Served 8 years as executive branch appointee in White House and US Department of State.

Advisors and Board of Directors

Robert Wotczak


Rob is the CEO of Prime Executions, Inc., a NYSE and FINRA-registered broker dealer focused on trade executions and equity capital markets. He is the former President of TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. and a former Managing Director and Regional Head of Equities for the NYSE.

Robert Barnett

Advisory Board Member

Bob is the founder and Managing Partner at Wexford Capital Partners, LLC, and a board member at Entelligent, Inc. He is a former Managing Director at BMO Capital Markets.

James Manfredonia

Advisory Board Member

James is the Former Head of Equity Trading at Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns. He is currently a Professor of Finance & ESG at Fordham University and serves on the Covenant House Corporate Board.

Judy McLevey

Advisory Board Member

Judy is a Senior Director at the Women Corporate Directors Foundation. She is the former Associate Director of the Governance Center at the Conference Board and a former Vice President (ESG and Investor Communications) with the NYSE Global Corporate Client Group.

Hideto Nishitani

Advisory Board Member

Nishitani-san is the former CEO of the US operation at ORIX Corporation (NYSE ‘IX’) and the former board member of Houlihan Lokey Inc (NYSE ‘HLI’). He currently serves as a Human Capital Committee member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) in London, in addition to the board position of the two Tokyo-based companies.

Shiva Rajgopal

Advisory Board Member

Shiva is the Kester and Byrnes Professor of Accounting and Auditing at the Columbia Business School. He is the former Vice Dean of Research at Columbia and formerly taught at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He is a contributing columnist at

Brian Beitner

Advisory Board Member

Brian is a founder of Reverse LLC and had a 43-year career in Investment Management, which included roles at Bear Stearns, Scudder Stevens and Clark, the TCW Group, and Chautauqua Capital which he also founded. Brian serves as the Board Chair of Climate Emergency Advocate (CEA). He holds a BS in Public Affairs and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

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