Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> March 7, 2013

Interview with the CEO: GFI Group Inc. (GFIG)

Heffron, Colin
Colin Heffron was appointed Chief Executive Officer of GFI Group Inc. in 2013 and is responsible for the overall management of GFI’s business. He was one of the first employees of GFI Group Inc. following its founding, joining in 1988 as a broker of foreign currency options in New York before moving to London to assist in the establishment of GFI Group’s London office. Mr. Heffron later headed the Group’s currency options business and from 1994 until 1997 ran the day-to-day operations of all GFI’s European businesses. From 1998 until February 2004, he was Head of all operations in Europe and Joint-Head of Asian operations. In February 2004, Mr. Heffron was appointed President. Mr. Heffron has been a member of GFI’s board of directors since 2001, and is Chairman of the board of directors of Trayport, an energy-trading technology platform and wholly owned subsidiary of GFI. He also sits on the board of directors of BondDesk Group LLC, a leading fixed income technology platform. Mr. Heffron graduated with a bachelor’s in government from St. Lawrence University in New York. Profile
TWST: You’ve recently been appointed CEO. Tell us a bit about your professional background. And, what are your top strategic goals in your first year as CEO?

Mr. Heffron: