Billy Hult is Chief Executive Officer of Tradeweb Markets (Nasdaq: TW), where he also serves on the company’s Board of Directors. He became CEO in 2023 and previously served as the company’s President since 2008.
Hult has played a pivotal role in Tradeweb’s evolution as a leading global operator of electronic marketplaces for rates, credit, equities and money markets. He has led the development of numerous innovations connecting liquidity providers and investors across retail, wholesale and institutional markets.
In 2001, Hult led Tradeweb’s push into mortgage trading, establishing what is now the leading electronic marketplace for TBA (To-Be-Announced) mortgage trading, and in 2009 he oversaw the launch of Dealerweb, the company’s first electronic trading platform for wholesale markets participants. Hult was instrumental in numerous acquisitions including Hilliard Farber (2008), Rafferty Capital Markets (2011), J.J. Kenny Drake (2011) and Nasdaq’s former eSpeed platform for electronic bond trading (2021).
He joined Tradeweb in 2000 from Société Générale.
Hult received a bachelor of arts from Denison University. A native New Yorker, he serves on the board of directors for Boys Hope Girls Hope New York and Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival.