Edward L. Provost is the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CBOE Holdings, Inc., Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchange (C2). He also serves as the President of the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE). Provost assumed these roles in May 2013, after heading CBOE's business development efforts for 12 years, a period during which CBOE trading volume tripled.
As Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, Provost oversaw an expanded Business Development group, including Institutional, Retail, International and Internet Marketing, Trading Operations, Business Analysis and Market Data Sales.
He also spent 10 years in CBOE's Regulatory Division and headed the exchange's Operations Planning Division for 15 years, rising through the ranks before taking over the business development area.
He sits on the Governing Board of the Illinois Council on Economic Education (ICEE), an affiliate of the New York-based Council for Economic Education, and is active in church and community affairs.
Provost holds a bachelor's degree from Loyola University of Chicago and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.