Matt Culek

COO at Citadel Securities

Matt Culek joined Citadel Securities in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer of the firm’s client-facing equity, options, FX and ETF businesses. His success in the role led to his rapid rise to Global Head of Business Management and, subsequently, Chief Operating Officer of the firm.

Matt works closely with CEO Peng Zhao on firm-wide strategy and management and oversees leaders responsible for Citadel Securities’ day-to-day operations. Matt has driven the firm’s expansion into new products, markets and regions, overseeing the launches of new businesses around the globe. As the firm has grown, his role has broadened to also include responsibility for its senior-level relationships with exchanges and business partners.

Prior to joining Citadel Securities, Matt served as an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company and as a Capital Markets Associate at Lehman Brothers.

Matt received his MBA, with distinction, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from the University of Nebraska Omaha.


  • COO

    Current role