Jim Sampson is the trading and market operations officer of the International Securities Exchange (ISE, LLC. He oversees and is responsible for all aspects of day-to-day operations of the ISE marketplace including real-time trade support of both market maker and order-flow-providing firms. Additionally, Sampson is responsible for the listing and allocation processes for the Exchange. Prior, Sampson was in charge of the ISE’s surveillance and regulatory program, where he developed the surveillance program and oversaw the creation of an automated surveillance system. During this time, Sampson was chairman of the Options Group of the Intermarket Surveillance Group, a collective of the world’s exchanges.
Prior to joining the ISE in 1999, Sampson was the director of option surveillance for the Pacific Stock Exchange in San Francisco, California.
Sampson has a B.S. in Finance from the University of the Pacific.