Brad Katsuyama is the CEO and co-founder of IEX Group.
Brad oversees the long-term strategic direction of IEX Group and is active in the development of products and services that IEX builds for its clients.
Brad co-founded IEX in 2012 after he and his team discovered that the stock exchanges were deeply flawed, enabling predatory trading strategies that were harming investors. Frustrated but motivated, the team came together to determine how they could sound the alarm.
Ultimately, they decided that the best way to truly change the system was to build a new exchange from scratch that would put the interests of investors first: The Investors Exchange. The story behind the founding of IEX was chronicled in Michael Lewis' 2014 book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.
For his work at IEX, Brad was honored as part of New York Times DealBook's inaugural class of Groundbreakers, as well as Fortune's 40 under 40, Crain's 40 under 40 and named EY Entrepreneur of the Year.
Prior to IEX, Brad led Global Electronic Sales and Trading and U.S. Risk Trading at RBC Capital Markets.
Brad earned his bachelor's degree in business from Wilfrid Laurier University. He graduated with the Alumni Goal Medal as the top student in the school of business and economics.