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Jonathan B. Werts
Managing Director, Head of Midwest, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Jonathan B. Werts

Jon Werts is Managing Director and head of Midwest Equities and Fixed Income at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this role, he is responsible for all Sales and Relationship Management for the Midwest Region. He is based in Chicago. Prior to being named to this role in early 2016, Mr. Werts was head of Broker Dealer Execution and Electronic Derivatives in the Global Equities Electronic Division. Mr. Werts joined the firm in August 2007.

Previously, Mr. Werts was vice president of Derivative Products for the New York Stock Exchange in Chicago, where he served as head of the U.S. Options business. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Werts was vice president of Client and Trading Support at the Pacific Exchange in San Francisco, where he oversaw the creation of the exchange's new electronic options trading platform and managed the customer service and system support departments. Earlier in his career, Mr. Werts worked at Pershing Trading as an equity specialist and managed the west coast equity market making division.

Mr. Werts previously served on the Board of Redi Technologies, the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the East Bay Regional Parks Foundation.

Mr. Werts is a Member Director on OCC's Board of Directors and serves on the Compensation and Performance Committee.

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