Lee Olesky

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CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materTulane University BA
George Washington University Law School (JD)
  • Businessman
  • Entrepreneur
  • CEO
  • Tradeweb

Lee Olesky is an American businessman and entrepreneur, and the co-founder and CEO of Tradeweb.[1][2]

Early life

Olesky earned a BA in history from Tulane University and a JD from George Washington University Law School.[3]


Prior to Tradeweb, Olesky was Chief Operating Officer for Credit Suisse First Boston's Fixed Income Americas division.[1] Olesky cowrote the business plan and was part of the CSFB team that launched Tradeweb as a multibank joint venture in 1998, creating the first multi-dealer online trading network for U.S. Treasury Securities.[4] He left Credit Suisse to co-found BrokerTec Global, another joint venture platform, which ICAP acquired in 2002.[5] Olesky rejoined Tradeweb as President in 2002 and became CEO in 2008.[5] He is a board member of Credit Benchmark, a financial data analytics company.[6] He also serves on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Technology Advisory Committee (TAC)[7] and the SEC’s Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee (FIMSAC).[8] He has been a strong proponent of regulatory reform in derivatives markets.[9]

Personal life

Olesky lives in New York City with his wife and three sons.[10][11]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Agini, Samuel (November 16, 2018). "Tradeweb chief wants to create Amazon for bonds". Financial News.
  2. "Olesky's analytical bent". Institutional Investor. July 12, 2004.
  3. "Lee Olesky, Tradeweb CEO". www.tradeweb.com.
  4. "The 2014 Tech 50: Lee Olesky". www.institutionalinvestor.com. Institutional Investor. July 8, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "The 2016 Tech 50: Lee Olesky". www.institutionalinvestor.com. Institutional Investor. July 18, 2016.
  6. "Lee Olesky - Credit Benchmark". www.creditbenchmark.com.
  7. "Technology Advisory Committee - CFTC". www.cftc.gov.
  8. "Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee Members". www.sec.gov.
  9. "25 Lee Olesky". www.institutionalinvestor.com. Institutional Investor. July 9, 2011.
  10. "Lee Olesky". www.hkexgroup.com. October 3, 2016.
  11. Saacks, Bradley; DeFrancesco, Dan; Ungarino, Rebecca (May 2, 2020). "CEOs are spending more time with their families than ever before— and are thinking about what work-life balance should look like post-pandemic". Business Insider.

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