R.J. O’Brien promotes Matt Heidkamp to COO, US, Gemma Lloyd to COO, EMEA

Chicago-based futures brokerage and clearing agency R.J. O’Brien & Associates (RJO) immediately introduced the promotions of Matt Heidkamp to Government Director, Chief Working Officer (COO), U.S. for RJO and Gemma Lloyd to Chief Working Officer, EMEA for the agency’s UK-based affiliate R.J. O’Brien Restricted.

Each executives convey a long time of related expertise to the roles – with Heidkamp spending almost his total 29-year profession at RJO in buying and selling and operations and Lloyd becoming a member of earlier this 12 months with greater than 25 years of expertise in shopper service and gross sales administration roles within the listed derivatives area with brokerage companies, funding banks and asset managers.

Heidkamp began his profession at RJO on the CBOT buying and selling flooring. He labored his means up with progressively extra duty, managing all buying and selling flooring and back-office operations because the agency grew dramatically within the 29 years since he joined, together with delivering options on a number of key acquisitions. Most just lately, he served as Senior Director of Operations.

He acquired a Bachelor of Arts diploma from the College of Illinois.

Lloyd joined RJO Restricted in early 2023 as Chief Industrial Officer. Beforehand, since 2018, she was Chief Enterprise Growth Officer for G.H. Financials Group, serving on the administration committee and main all client-facing areas globally. She joined the agency in 2013 as World Head of Service Supply and was named Managing Director in 2016. From 2010 to 2013, she was Vice President, Derivatives Gross sales and Enterprise Growth for State Road GmbH, the place she helped set up a brand new shopper clearing enterprise for listed and over-the-counter derivatives.

Previous to that function, Lloyd was answerable for technical gross sales and enterprise improvement at SEB Funding Administration. Earlier in her profession, Lloyd was a Clearing Supervisor at Chase Manhattan Financial institution and at Goldman Sachs. She started her profession engaged on the buying and selling flooring of the Worldwide Petroleum Change (IPE) for ED&F Man.

Lloyd earned her Bachelor of Science diploma in monetary companies from the College of Greenwich.