OptionsHouse is a rapidly growing financial services company and is backed by the global growth investor General Atlantic. OptionsHouse is a dynamic, growth oriented firm with an award-winning platform1, first class service, and educational resources.
Since 2005, OptionsHouse has been dedicated to providing active traders with unmatched value through our competitively low prices, speed of platform and execution, and premium products. Our low rates matched with professional level technology make OptionsHouse unique in the online brokerage industry.
That exceptional value has not gone unnoticed. OptionsHouse consistently earns high rankings from Barron’s, a leading industry reviewer, in their prestigious annual review of online brokers.2 Moreover, OptionsHouse has experienced a period of unprecedented growth from traders looking for a great value for their online trading.
As Chief Executive Officer, Michael sets the vision and strategy of Aperture Group, LLC, the corporate parent of OptionsHouse. Working closely with Aperture’s senior leaders, Michael is responsible for driving the company’s financial performance and overall success. A respected veteran of the online brokerage industry, Michael has a 20-year proven track record of releasing award-winning products, implementing customer retention strategies and building cross-functional teams. Before joining Aperture Group and OptionsHouse, Michael was at E*TRADE Securities (2002 – 2013), most recently as EVP and President (2006 – 2013). While at E*TRADE, he championed the industry’s transition to mobile trading and led two acquisitions. Before that, he worked 15 years at TD Ameritrade, last serving as EVP of Relationship Management (2000 – 2002). Michael received a Bachelor of Science in Business from the State University of New York College. From 2000 – 2008, he served on the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX), now NASDAQ OMX PHLX. Michael is also a former board member of the Jazz Foundation of America (2009 – 2014).
As the Chief Information Officer of Aperture Group, Lance is responsible for developing and implementing the overarching technology strategy needed to support the long term growth of the business. Lance leads a team of technologists that drive software architecture, development and production support as well as infrastructure stability, reliability and security. Prior to joining Aperture Group, Lance was Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Banking Technology at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc and Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, responsible for infrastructure and development organizations in Wealth Management. Lance earned his BA in Mathematics from the University of Rochester, an MS in Physics from Colorado State University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
As the Chief Marketing Officer of Aperture Group, Sarah is responsible for developing and implementing the overarching marketing strategy to drive success to the business. Sarah heads the marketing team that focuses heavily on customer acquisition, engagement, loyalty and retention, brand marketing and digital strategy. Prior to joining Aperture Group, Sarah served as Vice President, Customer Loyalty at Orbitz. She has also consulted at a global investment banking and investment firm and was the Marketing Director at mapping company Rand McNally. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northwestern University and her Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
As the SVP of Brokerage at OptionsHouse, Joe leads the brokerage operations and service functions that drive the core customer experience. Specifically, Joe oversees trading operations, execution services and customer relationship management. Previously, Joe was Director of Trading at Citadel Securities and spent 14 years on the leadership team at E*TRADE Financial as Director of Trading – E*TRADE Capital Markets and Regional Vice President – E*TRADE Corporate Services. Joe got his start at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where he spent nine years trading in the S&P 500 and Eurodollar futures pits. Joe has a Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics from the University of St. Francis.
As Chief People Officer, Jolie focuses on HR strategies that will drive lasting business impact. Jolie brings depth in organizational design, talent acquisition, talent management, analytics, and organizational leadership to the business. A veteran of the Chicago technology community, Jolie has a proven track record in driving transformative results for both start-ups and well-established corporate cultures. Before joining OptionsHouse, Jolie was General Manager and a founding member of the management team at PowerReviews and served as the SVP of Organizational Development at Q Interactive, a Landmark Communications company. Earlier in her career, Jolie was a management consultant at Computer Sciences Corporation, where she focused on market strategy, process redesign and change management for Fortune 500 companies. Jolie is a graduate of Northwestern University.
As General Counsel of Aperture Group, LLC, Myra oversees the company and its subsidiaries’ legaland regulatory activities. She is responsible for heading the Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering-Fraud teams, managing the corporate secretary function and working with the board of directors and senior management across the company. Prior to joining Aperture Group in 2014, Myra was Special Counsel at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, with a focus on the financial services industry. Previously, Myra was an associate at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, where she represented brokerage firms in customer arbitrations. Myra received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia. She earned her Juris Doctorate with honors from Emory University School of Law.
As Chief Financial Officer of Aperture Group, LLC, Shane presides over the company and its subsidiaries’ accounting, financial planning and analysis, business intelligence, tax, treasury, regulatory reporting and corporate development activities. Shane joined Aperture Group from E*TRADE Financial, where he was most recently SVP of Financial Planning & Analysis (2012 – 2014), as well as CFO of E*TRADE Securities, E*TRADE Clearing and E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services. During his 18-year tenure at E*TRADE Financial, he held several senior positions within accounting and finance, including Corporate Controller and SVP of Corporate Planning. Shane holds a Series 27 license in the securities industry. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.