John C. Shay

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John Shay
Occupation Managing Partner
Employer Capital Market Services, Inc.
Location New York
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John C. Shay is a financial services and exchange executive who currently serves as managing partner at Capital Market Services, Inc., a wholly-owned clearing and execution services business he founded which is designed to improve market access for the non-bank community in the over-the-counter and exchange-traded markets.

He also serves as senior advisor at Broadway Technology and at Virtu Financial Inc., where he advises the CEO on all FICC-related matters.

Earlier, he was senior vice president and global head of fixed income and commodities at Nasdaq. He took over the role on October 11, 2016, reporting to Hans-Ole Jochumsen, Nasdaq's president.[1][2][3]

He left the organization in July of 2017 after less than 10 months on the job.[4]

Shay joined Nasdaq from Virtu Financial LLC, where he was executive vice president of technology and transaction services.[5]

From 2012 to 2016 he served as senior vice president for global markets at Virtu Financial, where he was responsible for managing outside venue, vendor and trading relationships, focused on fixed income, commodities, and currencies.[6]

In September 2019, he was appointed board chairman of AcadiaSoft Inc. [7]


Shay has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He founded the International Derivatives Clearing Group (IDCG) with Vincent Viola in March 2007 and served as chief marketing officer until it was acquired by LCH.Clearnet in August 2012. During this time he also served as managing partner at Capital Market Services.

Before founding IDCG, Shay spent nearly 25 years, from 1982 until 2007, managing various businesses for ICAP.


Shay earned an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, Columbia University and a B.B.A. from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, graduating magna cum laude.


  1. Nasdaq Appoints John Shay Global Head of Fixed Income and Commodities. Yahoo Finance.
  2. Nasdaq’s head of fixed-income trading leaves after just 10 months. Financial Times.
  3. Nasdaq chief says no ‘magic bullet’ for ailing Treasury arm. Financial Times.
  4. Senior Nasdaq fixed income executive Shay leaves exchange. Business Insider.
  5. John Shay. LinkedIn.
  6. John C. Shay, Managing Partner. Capital Markets Services.
  7. John C. Shay Appointed Chairman of AcadiaSoft. Acadiasoft.