Cromwell Coulson Cromwell Coulson, OTC Markets Group

R. Cromwell Coulson is President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of OTC Markets Group, Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), which operates financial marketplaces for 10,000 U.S. and global securities. Over the past two decades, Cromwell has transformed this previously opaque and inefficient phone-based marked into fully modern, electronic and transparent financial marketplaces. Today, OTC Markets Group operates three marketplaces that organize securities based on the quality and quantity of disclosure they provide to investors – OTCQX®, The Best Marketplace for established, investor-focused U.S. and international companies; OTCQB®, The Venture Marketplace for entrepreneurial and development stage companies; and OTC Pink®, The Open Marketplace for brokers to trade all types of securities. The 10,000 U.S. and global securities traded on these marketplaces include 3,100+ American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) and foreign ordinary shares of global exchange-traded companies like Roche Holding AG, adidas AG and Volkswagen AG; large-cap distressed companies such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; 650+ community and regional banks; 2,500+ SEC reporting companies; 1,400+ large- and mid-cap companies; and 2,000+ smaller and growth companies. OTC Link® ATS, OTC Markets Group’s FINRA regulated and SEC registered Alternative Trading System, directly links a diverse network of leading U.S. broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services. OTC Markets Group sets the best price standard for OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink securities by broadly distributing its market data to major market data redistributors, including Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. Cromwell is a strong advocate of improving access to capital for small companies and trading transparency. He has testified before Congress and spoken on these and other issues at numerous industry conferences. He also supports diverse choice and competition among trading venues that leverage the power of networks to efficiently connect consumers and suppliers of liquidity. Prior to OTC Markets Group, Cromwell was an institutional trader and portfolio manager specializing in distressed and value-oriented investments at Carr Securities Corporation, an institutional broker-dealer. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and graduated from the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School. OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, a FINRA/SIPC member and wholly-owned subsidiary of OTC Markets Group.


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