Global head of sales
Shane Akeroyd is a managing director, responsible for Markit’s global sales division, having joined Markit in 2008. Shane is responsible for Markit’s sales strategy and implementation across all products and geographies and manages a team of more than 200 people.
Shane holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics from University College London.
Cohead of Information
Chip Carver is a managing director and cohead of Information at Markit. The Information division provides indices, pricing data, reference data and analytical tools for a wide range of asset classes and markets. He joined Markit in 2008 and was previously chief operating officer, managing the firm’s global technology development and infrastructure activities.
Chip holds an MBA from New York University and a BA from Hobart William Smith Colleges.
Head of managed services
Michele Trogni is a managing director and head of enterprise services within the Solutions division. The Solutions business delivers versatile and scalable software platforms and services that help firms improve operational efficiency, improve quality and offer a lower cost of ownership. Michele has responsibility for all service-based solutions including Markit’s on Demand, Corporate Actions, Counterparty Manager and WSO Services as well as Markit’s know your customer initiatives.
Michele holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting from Northumbria University and is a qualified accountant (ACCA).
Chief administrative officer
Adam Kansler is chief administrative officer at Markit. In this role, he has oversight of the company’s alliances with other market data vendors, corporate communications, corporate development, legal, human resources, regulatory and government affairs, and risk functions. In 2013, he was appointed head of Markit’s North America operations.
Adam graduated magna cum laude from Hobart College and received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1993.
Chief executive officer, MarkitSERV
Brad Levy is managing director, chief executive officer of MarkitSERV, the most widely used trade processing service for OTC derivatives and global head of Markit Clear, the most comprehensive trade settlement service in the loans market today.
He joined Markit in 2012 initially working in Boulder, Colorado, to oversee several distribution products including Markit Hub, Research Manager and Desktop. He is now based in New York.
He holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the State University of New York at Albany.
Cohead of Information
Armins Rusis is a managing director and cohead of Information at Markit. The Information division provides indices, pricing data, reference data and analytical tools for a wide range of asset classes and markets. He joined Markit in 2008 as cohead of the firm’s data and analytics products.
Armins holds a BA in Economics and Accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a MS from the Sloan School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kevin Gould is president of Markit and a cofounder of the company. He was appointed head of Markit’s Asia Pacific operations in July 2013, a role that spans Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia. Previously, Kevin led Markit’s business in North America, which he established in 2005 and now serve more than 400 customers.
Kevin holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Bristol University.
Head of group corporate strategy
Stephen Wolff is a managing director and head of corporate strategy at Markit, overseeing acquisitions and investments; he joined Markit in 2014.
Prior to Markit Stephen was head of strategic investments at Deutsche Bank, managing a portfolio of principal investments primarily focused on financial market infrastructure.
Previously at Deutsche Bank Stephen traded interest rate and FX derivatives. Between 1999 and 2004, Stephen worked for e-commerce consultancy Razorfish, and subsequently as Managing Director for Pogo Technology, a mobile data transmission start-up.
Stephen holds a First Class degree in Economics from Manchester University.
Chief financial officer
Jeff Gooch was appointed chief financial officer of Markit in September 2013. Jeff joined Markit in 2007 to lead the company’s portfolio valuations and trade processing business. In 2009 he was appointed ceo of the newly launched MarkitSERV, now the most widely used trade processing service for OTC derivatives, and served in that role until September 2013. He remains chairman of MarkitSERV.
A chartered accountant (ICAEW), he holds an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University.