Contributor Bio

Steve Crutchfield

Position Title: CEO, NYSE Amex options

Chief Executive Officer of NYSE Amex Options; responsible for the day-to-day management of NYSE Amex Options, and upon receiving SEC approval for its previously-announced semi-mutualization, he will also be a primary liaison to the exchange’s newly-formed board of directors. Mr. Crutchfield reports to Garry Jones, Group Executive Vice President and Head of Global Derivatives at NYSE Euronext.

Mr. Crutchfield was Chief Operating Officer at Matlock Capital LLC, where he supervised all trading, quantitative research and systems work from 2004 through 2009.  While at Matlock, he focused on the development and implementation of fully-automated options, equities, and futures strategies with an emphasis on high-frequency trading, volatility forecasting and market making.  Prior to joining Matlock, Mr. Crutchfield was Managing Director of the Research and Development group at Botta Capital Management.   There, he oversaw the development of trading models and technology for both internal and external use, including an index volatility arbitrage model and an options portfolio management system still in use today.   Prior to this, Mr. Crutchfield launched and directed Botta’s off-floor options trading desk and its equity risk arbitrage business. Mr. Crutchfield holds an MBA in Econometrics and Analytic Finance from the University of Chicago , an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University , and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.