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).
In his role as Chief Information Officer at Aperture Group, LLC, Hartley is responsible for aligning technology with our strategic business goals. Hartley leads a team of technologists that drive software development, production support, infrastructure stability and security, quality assurance and data configuration. Hartley has broad technology and financial services experience, including more than a decade at E*TRADE as President, Platform Services, SVP, Global Enterprise Technology and VP, Shared Services. Hartley also served in business and technical roles at IBM and has spent time advising many entrepreneurial companies. Hartley has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia and earned a Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest 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 the SVP of Human Resources, 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.
In his role as Chief Marketing Officer, Robert leads all digital and brand marketing strategies to support business development. Robert joined Aperture Group after spending nearly 20 years in senior marketing and consulting roles in the financial and technology sectors. As VP of Brand Management, Advertising and emarketing at TD Ameritrade (2006 – 2012), Robert drove the plan that significantly increased the firm’s competitive standing through account acquisitions. Robert also held management positions at Morgan Stanley (2001 – 2006). As the firm’s Executive Director, Firmwide Marketing, he spearheaded key strategic marketing initiatives, including developing and testing a go-to market strategy for the brokerage’s mass affluent client segment. Robert began his career on the agency side managing brand accounts at Leo Burnett and Foote, Cone & Belding. Robert earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing at Miami 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.