Donald R. Wilson, Jr. – Founder and CEO, DRW
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 500 people, with offices in Chicago, New York, London and Montreal.
Over the years, Mr. Wilson has actively participated in industry matters. He served on the board of the Futures Industry Association (FIA) and as the Chairman of the Principal Trading Group Division of the FIA for 3 years. He is a founder and board member of the Eris Exchange, a designated contract market which trades an interest swap futures contract, and is the co-inventor of the Eris Exchange’s intellectual property.
Mr. Wilson graduated with honors from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Economics in 1988. He is a member of the University of Chicago Board of Trustees. 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.