Thomas Joyce, CEO and president of Knight Trading Group, is a recognized leader in the equity trading industry with experience in the domestic and international equities markets, equity market making, market structure reform, trading technology and client services. He joined Knight Trading Group in May 2002 from Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., where he had been global head of trading since the end of 2001.
Previously, Joyce had spent 14 years at Merrill Lynch & Co. where his positions included head of U.S. Equities, head of European Equities, head of U.S. Block Trading and most recently, head of Global Equity eCommerce. He served as chairman of Nasdaq’s Quality of Markets Committee in 1999 and 2000, and he is a former member of NYSE’s Market Performance Committee and of the Merrill Lynch Europe Executive Committee.
He received his degree in economics from Harvard College in 1977 and is a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame there. Joyce is a second-generation Irish American who traces his Irish ancestry to Counties Galway and Clare. He is married with three children.