Tom Ascher is a financial markets professional who has served in leadership positions at U.S. options exchanges as a member and employee.
He is the executive chairman of the board of Quantitative Brokers, a technology company that offers advanced algorithms and data-driven analytics to clients in the futures and US Cash Treasury markets. He was named to that role in December 2017. 
He was the chief strategy officer and head of the corporate initiatives division of International Securities Exchange from 2005 until the exchange was acquired by Nasdaq in June 2016. In that role, he was responsible for identifying, analyzing and instituting businesses that may provide ISE with growth opportunities. The corporate initiatives division managed ISE’s new business development, including strategic planning. In his role at ISE, Ascher also served as a director at Hanweck Associates, where he led ISE's investment in that firm.
From 2013 to 2016, he also served as president and CEO at the pari-mutuel software firm Longitude LLC.
Before NQLX Ascher served as an executive vice president of Interactive Brokers LLC, part of the Interactive Brokers Group LLC. He was a member of Interactive Brokers’ steering committee and oversaw the company’s initiative to offer options linkage.
Additionally, Ascher served on the Options Clearing Corporation nominating committee (2001-2002), was a trustee on the Cincinnati Stock Exchange (1997-2001), and a member and committee chairman of the Economic Club of Chicago.
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