Julie Armstrong – Executive Director, Market Technology Services, CME Group

Julie Armstrong joined CME Group in February 2011 and serves as Executive Director, Market Technology Services.  She is responsible for sales and product development efforts globally across all customer segments for the company’s co-location, software and connectivity businesses.   In her first year at CME Group, she contributed to the launch of the CME Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) and held a board seat with the organization for three years.  Armstrong serves on the Board of Chart IQ, a Fintech company based in Charlottesville, VA.  She is also a member of the Illinois Technology Association (ITA). 

Prior to joining CME Group, Julie served as V.P. of Sales and Head of U.S. Implementation at RealTick, LLC, an execution management system.  She was responsible for a team selling to both the buy-side and sell-side users of the system, as well as managing the group that performed the technical configuration behind user setups. Prior to running sales for the Chicago office, Armstrong was the global relationship manager for the Lehman Brothers global equity team during their ownership of RealTick from 2005 until 2008.  Her background also includes corporate cash management at Precision Castparts, LLC. 

Armstrong holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign language and international economics with a minor in business from the University of Kentucky.