Former Chicago Stock Exchange Sales-Marketing Director Joins Oyster Consulting

Mark O'Connor

Mark O’Connor, Relationship Manager


Oyster Consulting announced today that Mark O’Connor joins the firm as a Relationship Manager, expanding Oyster’s ability to provide consistent, high-quality compliance, outsourcing and software services to financial services industry clients.

Mark O’Connor has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, with an extensive track record of managing all aspects of business development, product marketing and client management. He has deep knowledge of electronic trading systems, agency trading and equity market structure, as well as business development and account management in equities, derivatives, and alternative trading systems.  Mark also has experience with clearing firms, proprietary trading groups and large institutional trading desks.

Prior to joining Oyster, Mark was Director of Sales and Marketing at the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX).  He initiated the CHX focus on social media including Twitter, and written blogs supporting the CHX acquisition by Casin Group. Prior to his position at CHX, Mark held business development roles at British Telecom, Citigroup (ATD Trading) and Northern Trust. He earned his MBA in finance from Loyola University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.

”Mark’s deep background in trading and markets will help Oyster’s clients significantly,” said Oyster President, George Jennison. “As a former client of Mark’s, I have spent 20 years observing his excellence at helping clients find the right solutions to fill their needs. I’m confident Mark will add significant value to our clients.”

“I am very excited to join Oyster Consulting for several reasons,” O’Connor said. “First, their deep knowledge and depth of experience in the regulatory and compliance environment is a huge competitive advantage in the consultative space. Second, after speaking with CEO Buddy Doyle and seeing how their new product Oyster Solutions automates many of the manual functions for a CCO. It lets financial firms concentrate on their growth instead of repetitive manual functions. I am honored to join this team and look forward to supporting the growth and success of our clients.”