Interactive Brokers appoints industry ace Jill Bright to its Board of Directors

Thomas Peterffy, Founder and Chairman at Interactive Brokers

Interactive Brokers (Nasdaq: IBKR), an automated global electronic broker, announced the appointment of Jill Bright as an independent director of the firm effective immediately.

What is Jill’s industry expertise?

With over 30 years of expertise, Jill served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for Sotheby’s, held the role of Chief Administrative Officer for LionTree LLC and Condé Nast, and spent five years in Human Resources at American Express.

In addition, Ms. Bright is currently a Board Director and Chair of the Compensation Committee for WOW Internet & Cable, and also serves on the boards of two private companies, NYC-based Simulmedia and Grand Rapids-based Service Express.

Ms. Bright completed her MBA at New York University’s Stern School of Business and was appointed to the Quadrennial Advisory Commission, evaluating and making compensation recommendations for elected New York City Officials under Mayor Bill de Blasio.

What are the executive thoughts on Jill’s appointment?

“We welcome Jill to the Board of Directors and will benefit from her accomplished career focused on human capital management and organizational effectiveness. Jill’s hire adds valuable expertise to the Board and reinforces our commitment to expand diversity across the company,” said Thomas Peterffy, Interactive Brokers Founder and Chairman.