Brian Zboril

Head of CME Ventures

Brian Zboril is the Head of CME Ventures.  In this role, he is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the team, investment portfolio, board seats and connection back to CME.  


Brian has more than 30 years of experience in the futures industry. After starting on the floor of the CBOT in 1988, he spent over a decade in Institutional Sales & Trading beginning with Smith Barney, which during this period would roll up several firms to become Citigroup.  In 2000, Brian went on to be an early pioneer in electronifying markets to helping build early proprietary trading, market making and technology groups. Brian helped launch dozens of new products and exchanges globally. He has also managed a variety of asset classes, portfolios and served on industry, company and non-for-profit boards. After joining CME in 2015, Brian has worked across the firm on Strategy, Microstructure and Growth Initiatives. He has integrated and managed the combined CME Ventures / NEX Opportunities portfolio since 2019.


MS, Financial Markets & Trading, Illinois Institute of Technology
BA, Economics & Psychology, DePaul University