BTIG Promotes Jennifer Mermel to Chief Strategy Officer and Adds Kyle Czepiel as Chief Operating Officer

New York – December 4, 2023 BTIG announced today that Jennifer Mermel has been promoted to the new role of Chief Strategy Officer and Kyle Czepiel has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer.

The leadership appointments reflect the firm’s continued effort to evolve, seek new opportunities, and build the team needed for the next phase of BTIG’s growth.

“We are so pleased to announce these exciting new changes. Jennifer is one of the firm’s founding partners. Her deep institutional knowledge at the firm is invaluable and in this leadership role she will continue to shape the future of BTIG, ensuring our ability to scale and grow,” said Anton LeRoy, Chief Executive Officer of BTIG.  “Kyle’s experience in market structure, global clearing and capital efficiency will be pivotal to the ever-expanding product offerings at BTIG and we look forward to working together.”

In this newly created role as Chief Strategy Officer, Ms. Mermel will expand her role to lead strategic planning and initiatives to ensure that operations are consistently aligned with the firm’s goals. Most recently, Ms. Mermel served as the Chief Operating Officer of BTIG, where she was responsible for implementing operational systems, processes, and controls to effectively foster growth and operating efficiency. Previously, she was the Chief of Staff of BTIG, managing the firm’s Corporate Communications, Human Resources, Administrative and Real Estate teams, as well as coordinating philanthropic giving.

As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Czepiel will lead the firm’s global operations, prime brokerage, and corporate businesses.  In addition, he will work closely with the firm’s CEO and CFO to optimize capital usage around the globe. Mr. Czepiel joins BTIG from Goldman Sachs where he spent 25 years as a Managing Director. Most recently, he was Head of Sales for Goldman Sachs Global Prime Clearing business.  Prior to that, Mr. Czepiel was the CEO of Goldman Sachs Execution & Clearing.  He joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 upon their acquisition of Spear, Leeds & Kellogg.


About BTIG

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 700 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.



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