Richard M. Keary

Richard M. Keary is a consultant for GemShares, LLC.

Mr. Keary, Principal/Founder of Global ETF Advisors, has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry as a stock exchange executive, institutional block trader and independent management consultant. He created Global ETF Advisors in March 2009 to promote the global growth of ETFs, and to provide services to various businesses and entrepreneurs looking to create financial product-based entities. Global ETF Advisors maintains a diverse client base that includes stock exchanges, investment managers, indexers and entrepreneurial start-ups.

Prior to launching Global ETF Advisors, Mr. Keary was Managing Director of Capital Markets and Head of Global ETF/ETN Listings for The NASDAQ OMX Group, where he created and developed The NASDAQ ETF Market. He was responsible for all aspects of the listing process for ETFs and provided trading, marketing, regulatory and distribution expertise.

Prior to joining NASDAQ, Mr. Keary was Senior Vice President and Head of Trading for Ladenburg Thalmann in New York. Earlier in his career, he held various positions, including equity block trader and institutional sales trader.