LONDON & KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BATS Chi-X Europe, the largest pan-European equities exchange, today announced the appointment of Jill Griebenow as Chief Financial Officer.
Ms. Griebenow joins from parent company BATS Global Markets with immediate effect, and is responsible for all financial control and human resource functions at BATS Chi-X Europe, including financial planning and reporting. Jill is based in London, reporting directly to CEO Mark Hemsley.
Most recently, Ms. Griebenow served as Assistant Controller at BATS Global Markets where she managed the daily operations of the company’s U.S. accounting function. She joined BATS Global Markets in 2011 as a Financial Reporting Specialist from global accounting firm EY (previously Ernst & Young), where she held the position of Senior Manager, focusing on audits of public companies within the asset management and financial services sectors. Ms. Griebenow has more than a decade of experience in the financial and public accounting industries.
She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), graduating from the University of Northern Iowa cum laude in 2001.
Mark Hemsley, CEO of BATS Chi-X Europe said: “I am confident that Jill’s vision and expertise will drive our operational excellence to even greater heights as our business in Europe continues to grow.”
Ms. Griebenow added: “BATS Chi-X Europe has maintained a unique position as a leader in pan-European markets, and continues to be a change agent for the European market for the benefit of all securities investors. I am pleased to be joining such a dynamic team within the BATS business.”
Michael Beaver, who joined the firm in 2008 as its founding CFO will be leaving the company to establish his own boutique accounting firm. He will remain a member of the BATS team until the end of March 2014 to ensure a seamless transition.
Mr. Hemsley said “We thank Mike for his great efforts over the past six years and will miss him, both personally and professionally. We wish him nothing but the best in starting his new business.”
About BATS Chi-X Europe
BATS Chi-X Europe is Europe’s largest stock exchange and offers trading in more than 3,600 securities across 15 major European markets, over one platform and under one rule book. In addition, BATS’ leading pan-European trade reporting service, BXTR, now reports the majority of OTC equity market trading. Based in London, BATS Chi-X Europe is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
BATS Chi-X Europe is the brand name of BATS Trading Limited, a subsidiary of BATS Global Markets Inc., a leading global securities market operator in the US and Europe. Further information can be found at www.batstrading.co.uk or for regular updates, on Twitter at @BATSGlobal.