Vincent Viola

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Vincent Viola is the former Chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). He is currently the Executive Chairman of Virtu Financial.[1]

Viola graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1977 and achieved the rank of major in the United States Army Reserves. In 1983, he graduated from New York Law School with a juris doctor degree.[2]

Viola started his career in the financial services industry on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange and became a Member of the Exchange Board (1987-90), Vice Chairman (1993-1996) and Chairman (2001-2004).[1][2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Team, Virtu Financial, accessed 5 December 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Vincent Viola, Combating Terrorism Center, accessed 5 December 2015.
  3. Viola Foundation Inc, Form 990, 2013.