Donald R. Wilson, Jr. – Founder and CEO
Donald R. Wilson, Jr. founded DRW Trading Group (DRW) in 1992. He began his trading career as a local in the Eurodollar options pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). In the initial years, DRW focused primarily on exchange-traded fixed-income futures and options.
Since then, Mr. Wilson has overseen the growth of DRW to a global firm employing over 400 people. With offices in Chicago, New York and London, DRW Trading Group is a leading market participant in futures, options and securities across several asset classes on exchanges throughout the United States and Europe.
Over the years, Mr. Wilson has actively participated in industry matters. Currently, he serves on the board of the Futures Industry Association (FIA). Additionally, he serves as a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Global Markers Advisory Committee and is the Chairman of the Principal Trading Group Division of the Futures Industry Association.
In 2007, Mr. Wilson was named to Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Forty Under Forty” List. Currently, he serves as a board member of the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation. Additionally, an avid competitive sailor, Mr. Wilson is the founder of the Chicago Match Race Center and is a member of the Chicago and New York Yacht Clubs. He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Economics in 1988. Mr. Wilson resides in Chicago with his wife and four children.