Kevin Kennedy

Kevin Kennedy

Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Options, Global Trading and Market Services

Kevin Kennedy is Senior Vice President and Head of U.S. Options in Nasdaq’s Global Trading & Market Services business. In this role, Kevin is responsible for leading the U.S. Options business, including setting the strategic direction for all six of Nasdaq’s U.S. Options exchanges.

Prior to his appointment as Head of U.S. Options, he served as Head of Market Operations for U.S. Options. He also served on the Board of Governors of the PHLX prior to its acquisition.

He began his career as an independent market maker in September 1987. Since then, he has served as President of his own trading firm, and Vice President in Goldman Sachs Equities division, where he managed the firm’s Philadelphia derivatives operation.

He graduated from La Salle University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.