Tradeweb adds former CFO Steven Berns to board of directors

News Team, 30/03/2020

Former chief financial officer Steven Berns has returned to Tradeweb Markets (Tradeweb), with the global operator of electronic marketplaces for rates, credit, equities and money markets appointing him to its board of directors.

As an independent director, he will additionally chair the audit committee of the board.

Mr Berns has held multiple board roles throughout his career. Currently, he serves as a board member for Forum Merger II Corporation, but he has previously been a board member of Forum Merger Corporation, Shutterstock and LivePerson, Inc.

His last senior role was at Shutterstock, where he was chief financial officer of the company from 2015 to 2019, and chief operating officer from 2017 to 2019.

Prior to joining Shutterstock, he was chief financial officer of Tribune Media Company (2013-2015), Revlon (2009-2013), and Tradeweb Markets (2007- 2009). He was also president and chief financial officer of MDC Partners and held senior financial roles at Interpublic Group and Viacom.

Martin Brand, chairman of the board, said: “We are pleased to have Steven joining Tradeweb’s Board of Directors. His deep financial expertise, in addition to his wide-ranging governance and operations experience in digital brands, makes him a valuable addition to the board. He also knows the company and its business well, having previously served as CFO at Tradeweb.”

Tradeweb chief executive officer Lee Olesky added: “Tradeweb operates a complex business and plays a leading role in electronifying financial markets. In addition to Steven’s financial expertise, he brings direct industry experience that will be tremendously valuable to both the board and our management team.”

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