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

Jonathan B. Werts

Jon Werts is a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Werts joined the firm in August of 2007 and currently serves in the Global Equities Division as Head of Broker Dealer Execution, Quantitative Trading Solutions and Electronic Derivatives. In his various roles, Werts is responsible for managing and overseeing business development, strategic planning, sales and product development.

Werts previously served as Vice President, Derivative Products, for NYSE in Chicago. In this role he served as Head of the US options business. Prior to that Werts worked as Vice President, Client and Trading Support, at the Pacific Exchange in San Francisco from 2001 to 2005. He oversaw the creation of the exchange's new electronic options trading platform and managed the Customer Service and System Support Departments. Prior to working for the exchange, Werts was a Vice President for Pershing Trading. In that role he was an equity Specialist and managed the west coast equity market making division.

Werts currently serves on the Board of the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago and he previously served on the Board of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and the non-profit Board of the East Bay Regional Parks Foundation.

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