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Kathleen T. Cheevers, Founder

Kathleen Cheevers - Cheevers & CompanyKathleen Cheevers began her securities career in 1979 working for Wertheim Schroder on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange. In 1982 she founded Cheevers & Company with a single seat on the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX). Under Kathleen’s leadership the firm has grown from a sole proprietorship into one of the largest volume brokers on the CHX. Today Cheevers & Company executes nearly half of the trading volume on the CHX, with access to liquidity across all markets and providers. Kathleen’s long history in providing best execution and clearing services has led to an ever-increasing list of institutional clients, which include major brokerage houses and buy-side institutions.

Kathleen is a leader, mentor and dedicated philanthropist. She has served as both Director and past President for the Security Traders Association of Chicago, and as past Vice President and current member of the House of Good Shepherd Women's Board since 1989. She is also a member of NOIP (National Organization of Professional Traders) and WIP (Women Investment Professionals). Kathleen is the recipient of The Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 from Trader’s Magazine’s Women on Wall Street. She is proud of having assembled a highly skilled team of professionals who have the experience, capabilities and knowledge to achieve the best possible execution for our customers.

Kathleen maintains her Series 7 and Series 24 registrations with FINRA.