Joe Adamczyk


Mr. Adamczyk assumed leadership of Exchange Analytics in June 2020. Prior, he served as the Chief Compliance Officer for Options Clearing Corporation (OCC), one of eight Systemically Important Financial Market Utilities designated by the U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council. Mr. Adamczyk oversaw the firm’s compliance risk monitoring and governance programs, advised the board of directors and staff on compliance and regulatory requirements, and interacted with federal regulators on compliance, risk, and examination matters. He was instrumental in establishing OCC’s risk-based compliance program and legal framework, which included conduct monitoring, control testing, automated compliance risk assessments, development of monitoring tools, implementation of robotic process automation (RPA) for monitoring and reporting activities, and regulatory requirements mapping.

Before joining OCC, Mr. Adamczyk worked at CME Group (owner of the CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX exchanges) where he served as the Managing Director & Associate General Counsel overseeing the company’s non-U.S. legal staff and activities. In this role, he interacted with regulators from around the globe, including the U.K., E.U., Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Canada, Australia, and others. He also handled CME Group’s interactions with regulators and other authorities on cybersecurity and technology controls, requirements, cyber incident response, and examinations.

At CME Group, Mr. Adamczyk also served as the Global Head of Investigations and Enforcement in the Market Regulation Department. In that role, he oversaw teams responsible for monitoring, investigating, and enforcing the CME Group exchanges’ trade practice rules and other requirements. He oversaw and presented hundreds of disciplinary matters before the exchange disciplinary committees, as well as coordinated investigation activities with regulatory agencies and law enforcement. Mr. Adamczyk created the Enforcement function and governance processes following the CME-CBOT merger, and then joined all Investigation and Enforcement activities as part of the acquisitions of NYMEX and COMEX. Following the 2007-08 global financial crisis, Mr. Adamczyk helped author new rules on noncompetitive trading (e.g., spoofing) and other requirements.

Mr. Adamczyk started his career in private practice, litigating antitrust and securities cases for the law firms of Freeman, Freeman & Salzman and Jenner & Block. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago, law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and undergraduate degree from DePaul University.