BTIG Announces Appointment of Anton LeRoy as Chief Executive Officer
New York – September 5, 2023 – BTIG announced today that Anton LeRoy has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer, replacing Co-Founder Scott Kovalik. Mr. Kovalik and Co-Founder Steven Starker will take on the roles of Co-Chairmen of the BTIG Group.
Mr. LeRoy joined BTIG in 2008. Since 2018, he served as President of BTIG where he was responsible for the firm’s ongoing global expansion and strategy with a focus on the firm’s growth in Fixed Income, Structured Products and Investment Banking. Mr. LeRoy has also served as BTIG’s Chief Operating Officer and Head of FICC. He brings over 25 years of experience to the role.
“I have worked closely with Anton for the last fifteen years and I am excited to name him as my successor to the CEO position,” said Mr. Kovalik. “Our leadership team is extremely proud of the business we have built along with our partners, employees and clients over the past two decades. BTIG’s growth is a result of the efforts of the amazing team we have assembled across our 20 locations globally. Anton knows our people and our clients, and we are confident he will successfully guide the firm into the future.”
Mr. Starker added, “BTIG is known for our incredible client service and entrepreneurial spirit rooted in a culture of collaboration and empowerment. Anton has demonstrated that he is the natural choice for a seamless transition of leadership as he has the experience to drive BTIG’s continued expansion. Scott and I are looking forward to directing more of our efforts towards strategic initiatives, business development and growth opportunities.”
“I am humbled by the opportunity to take on the role and responsibilities of being the CEO of BTIG,” said Mr. LeRoy. “I am also honored to be able to continue my partnership with Scott, Steven, our management team and the rest of the BTIG organization to continue to build on our legacy of trust, innovation, and client-first service. I have no doubt that we will continue to successfully navigate the ever-changing financial landscape, adding value for our clients and opportunities for our employees as we drive growth for the firm.”
BTIG is a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research and related brokerage services. With an extensive global footprint and more than 725 employees, BTIG, LLC and its affiliates operate out of 20 cities throughout the U.S., and in Europe, Asia and Australia. BTIG offers execution, expertise and insights for equities, equity derivatives, ETFs and fixed income, currency and commodities. The firm’s core capabilities include global execution, portfolio, electronic and outsource trading, investment banking, prime brokerage, capital introduction, corporate access, research and strategy, commission management and more.