Jos Schmitt

Co-founder, Director, President & CEO, NEO Group of companies

Jos Schmitt

Jos Schmitt is co-founder, Director, President & CEO of the NEO Group of companies, which includes the NEO Exchange - a Canadian stock exchange, and NEO Connect - a multi-asset distribution platform that enables the distribution of Platform Traded Funds (PTFs) as well as, in partnership with DealSquare, the distribution of private funds and private corporates. Prior to NEO and in the role of President & CEO, Mr. Schmitt formed the Alpha Group of companies, including the Alpha Stock Exchange. This followed his role as EVP Head of the Americas and Global Head of Capital Markets for Capco - a global professional services company focused on the financial services industry. During his tenure at this professional services company, where he was part of the original partnership group, he acted as strategic advisor and director of business and technology transformation programs for some of the largest stock and derivatives exchanges and clearing houses, alternative markets, data vendors and broker-dealers around the globe. Some of his other previous roles include President & CEO of a European derivatives exchange and clearing house; President & CEO of a pan-European indices publisher; Chairman of a derivatives SRO, and Head of Strategy and Business Operations at a European stock exchange.

Mr. Schmitt was actively involved with the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation, where he was a Board member for 6 years, and is now a Board member of the Prosperity Project. He is also actively involved in advisory committees of the Ivey Business School and the Ecole des Sciences de la Gestion. He is a member of IIROC’s Human Resources & Pension Committee.