Matthew Andresen is the founder and CEO of Headlands Technologies LLC, a global quantitative proprietary trading firm headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices in San Francisco and London. Headlands Technologies is one of the largest futures trading firms in the world.
Mr. Andresen is also CEO of Headlands Global Markets, LLC ("HGM"), a FINRA registered broker dealer that has grown into one of the leading liquidity providers in the municipal bond market.
Before joining Headlands, Mr. Andresen was co-CEO of Citadel Derivatives Group ("CDG"), an affiliate of Citadel Investment Group, LLC in Chicago. During his five years running CDG, he helped build the world's premier market making and trading firm.
Prior to Citadel, Mr. Andresen was President and CEO of Island ECN, the largest electronic stock market in the United States. Under his leadership, Island grew from a start-up into the largest market for the trading of Nasdaq-listed stocks, ETF securities, and many NYSE-listed names. In 2002, he sold Island to its largest competitor, Instinet, for $568 million. After the merger, he served as COO of the combined market. The market was then sold to NASDAQ for $1 billion.
He currently serves on the SEC's Equity Market Structure Committee ("EMSAC"), advising the Commission on trading issues.
Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of the International Securities Exchange, the Direct Edge Exchanges, and Lava Trading LLC. He also served on the CFTC's Global Markets Advisory Committee.
Mr. Andresen has appeared as an expert before U.S. Congressional Committees twenty-two times, testifying on a wide array of trading-related topics, such as The Future of Electronic Markets, the Impact of Technology on Commodity Markets, and the Effect of September 11 on Financial Markets.
A frequent contributor to various media, he has published op-ed pieces in various publications including The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Andresen was named as one of the "Top Ten Executives in Online Finance" by Institutional Investor, and Crain's magazine named him one of the "Top 40 New Yorkers under the age of 40".
Mr. Andresen holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. A former world-class Fencer, Mr. Andresen was a National Champion, a four-time All-America, and a candidate for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team. He was a 2013 Inductee into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame.