Tyler Gellasch is a financial services policy professional and securities lawyer with senior-level public and private sector experience. Ty has served as General Counsel of a boutique investment bank, Senior Counsel to a US Senator, Counsel to a SEC Commissioner, and associate at top-tier law firms. Ty’s public service included five years in the US Senate, first as Counsel for securities, banking, and tax matters for Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), and later as Senior Counsel to the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI). Ty was intimately involved in several high-profile pieces of legislation, including the Dodd-Frank Act, the JOBS Act, and the STOCK Act. He also assisted with several Senate hearings and reports, including a landmark hearing in December 2010 on the stability and integrity of the US capital markets and a hearing and report in November 2014 on banks’ involvement with physical commodities. Ty’s government service also included a year as Counsel to then-new SEC Commissioner Kara M. Stein. Ty advised the Commissioner on equities and fixed income market reforms, the Consolidated Audit Trail, the Volcker Rule, derivatives reforms, corporate disclosure reforms, Regulation A, Regulation D, and other matters. Ty is Founder of Myrtle Makena, LLC, a consulting firm focusing on developing solutions to financial services and economic policy challenges.
Dave Lauer, Chairman and Co-Founder
Dave is a technologist and trading expert who is routinely asked to provide views to regulators, members of Congress, and the press. Dave has designed and built the infrastructure that underpins several modern electronic trading systems and previously worked as a quantitative analyst and trader on high-frequency trading desks. Dave is Co-Founder & CTO of KOR Group LLC, where he specializes in market structure and technology. Dave's current work focuses on scalable technology, predictive analytics, complex systems design and consultation for organizations working to better understand and navigate modern equity markets. Dave sits on several for-profit and non-profit boards, including as Independent Director for Aequitas.
Chris Nagy, Board Member and Co-Founder
Christopher Nagy is a 25-year veteran of Wall Street with deep retail trading and US market-structure expertise. Currently, Chris serves as Founder & CEO of KOR Group LLC, a market structure analytics and advisory firm. Chris previously was a managing director of order routing, sales strategy and market-data strategy at TD Ameritrade where his responsibilities included developing and implementing best execution, routing technology and execution analytics, as well as developing routing and execution strategy. During his 12+ years with TD Ameritrade, Chris also co-headed the firm’s government relations efforts. Prior to his time at TD Ameritrade, Chris worked with US Bank, MJK and Shearson Lehman Brothers. Chris has served on a multitude of industry committees and exchange boards, including the Philadelphia Stock Exchange Board, NYSE AMEX Options Exchange Board, Nasdaq Quality of Markets Committee, Security Traders Association Trading Issues Committee, Options Industry Council Roundtable, and SIFMA Options Committee. Chris also holds his FINRA Series, 4, 7, 24, 53,55, 63 Licenses, is a registered lobbyist, and is a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute Wharton Program.
Joseph Engelhard, Board Member
Joseph Engelhard is a Senior Vice President at MetLife, where he leads their Global Regulatory Policy Group. Mr. Engelhard is a twenty-year veteran of financial regulatory policy issues and has held a wide variety of senior-level positions in the U.S. government, including General Counsel of the Joint Economic Committee, Senior Counsel at the House Financial Services Committee, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade & Investment Policy at the U.S. Treasury. Prior to joining MetLife, Mr. Engelhard was an analyst at Capital Alpha Partners, where he advised Morgan Stanley and a number of buy-side clients on financial policy actions taken as a result of the financial crisis including the passage and implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.