Wall Street 50 - 2008

Durkin, Bryan T

Bryan T. Durkin/CME Group Inc.

Bryan T. Durkin has served as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of CME Group Inc. since July 2007. He previously held a variety of leadership roles with Chicago Board of Trade from 1982 to 2007, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He also served as Chairman of the Joint Compliance Committee for all U.S. futures exchanges and represented CBOT on various industry panels concerning trading practices and trading operations.

Durkin, who has also been an adjunct faculty member of Lewis University’s MBA program, teaching courses in organizational behavior and management, is a second-generation Irish-American who traces his roots to County Mayo on both sides. He credits his Irish immigrant grandparents with “paving the way” for his “beautiful and productive life,” adding: “The Irish have proven to be a resilient and giving culture and I am most grateful to be a part of that legacy.” He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an MBA from Lewis University. Durkin lives in Chicago with his wife and four children.