Philip M. Slocum

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Philip Slocum
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Location Chicago, IL
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Phil Slocum is a retired exchange executive who was special advisor to the chairman at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe).[1] Previously, he was EVP, Trading Operations, responsible for Cboe's trading systems, help desk, trading floor operations, market data, intermarket linkage, post-trade processing and telecommunications.[2][3]

He retired from the exchange in April of 2017.

He was also a member of the board of directors of the CBOE Stock Exchange, now defunct.[4]


Slocum joined CBOE in 1975 as a trading floor price reporter. During the 1970s and '80s, he coordinated trading floor, data center and office expansion projects and the design and successful relocation of CBOE to a new building, and then helped conceive and implement CBOE’s trading automation. During the 1990s, Slocum directed CBOE’s competitive efforts to win order flow commitments from member firms, and in 1999 he was charged with responsibility for planning and directing all exchange trading functions.

His recent primary focus has been the conception, rollout and enhancements of CBOE’s Hybrid trading system.

Slocum is a two-decade member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Data Management Division (DMD) and a former advisor to the DMD’s executive committee.


Slocum received his master's degree from George Williams College and is a graduate of Carthage College.


  1. CBOE Holdings, Inc. Announces Reorganization and Names New Officers. Reuters.
  2. Will Bottlenecks Break The Options Market. Wall Street & Technology.
  3. Cboe Traders Fear Creeping Computer. Chicago Tribune.
  4. CBSX Board of Directors - 2013. CBOE Stock Exchange.