Don Byron has joined the Futures Industry Association (FIA) as head of global industry operations and execution.
In this role, he will be responsible for developing and implementing industry solutions relating to clearing operations, execution technology, cybersecurity and market structure issues and will be the principal FIA liaison with the divisions and committees representing these areas. He will be based in Chicago with global responsibilities.
“We are thrilled to welcome Don to this senior position managing our global operational and technology work,” says FIA president and CEO, Walt Lukken. “We are fortunate that such an experienced manager with deep industry knowledge will be joining us.”
Byron comes to FIA from Fidessa/ION Markets in Chicago, where he served as product manager for Fidessa’s derivatives global trading platform.
Before that, he worked at Barclays in New York as a product manager within the agency derivatives clearing product management group. He also spent several years at Northern Trust within the investment outsourcing division.