Michael Quell

Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer (coo), Global Derivatives at Citadel Securities

Michael Quell, CFA has a diverse work experience spanning various positions in the finance and business sectors. Michael is currently employed at Citadel Securities as the Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Global Derivatives, a role they assumed in December 2021. Prior to this, they served as the COO for Global Options from October 2018 to December 2021. In addition, they held the position of Vice President in Global Derivatives Business Management from September 2017 to October 2018 and worked as a Business Manager in the Office of the CEO from October 2016 to September 2017.

Before joining Citadel Securities, Michael was an Advisory Board Member at Cboe Global Markets starting in February 2022. Prior to that, they worked at McKinsey & Company as an Engagement Manager from June 2016 to October 2016 and as an Associate from August 2014 to June 2016.

Michael's educational background includes an MBA degree from Kellogg School of Management, where they were a student from August 2012 to June 2014. Michael also gained valuable experience as a Strategic Business Development - MBA Intern at 3M from June 2013 to August 2013.

Earlier in their career, Michael held positions at J.P. Morgan as an Investment Banking Associate from January 2011 to July 2012 and as an Investment Banking Analyst from June 2008 to January 2011. Michael also worked as a Sales & Trading Intern at J.P. Morgan in the summer of 2007.

Prior to their finance roles, Michael gained experience in wealth management as an intern at Fareed Wealth Management from January 2007 to May 2007. Michael also worked as a Warehouse Supervisor at DaimlerChrysler from May 2005 to August 2006.

Michael Quell, CFA holds an impressive education history. In 2014, they obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Distinction from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, specializing in Finance, Management & Strategy, and Accounting. Prior to that, in 2008, they graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University. Additionally, Michael Quell has obtained several certifications, including the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute. While their exact dates of obtaining the Series 24, Series 63, and Series 7 certifications are not provided, it is mentioned that they hold these certifications from FINRA.



  • Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer (coo), Global Derivatives

    December, 2021 - present

  • Chief Operating Officer COO Global Options

    October, 2018

  • Vice President Global Derivatives Business Management

    September, 2017

  • Business Manager Office Of The CEO

    October, 2016