Vincent Viola Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 2

  • Portfolio
  • 1

  • Exits
  • 1


Vincent Viola General Information


Mr. Vincent Viola was the Founder of Virtu Financial. Mr. Viola is the Co-Owner of Florida Panthers Hockey Club. He is our founder and has served as a member and Chairman Emeritus of our board of directors since July 2017. From November 2013 until July 2017, He served as our Executive Chairman and Chairman of our board of directors. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Virtu and its predecessors since April 2008. He is one of the nation's foremost leaders in electronic trading. He was the founder of Virtu Financial Operating LLC (Virtu East) in 2008, a founder of Madison Tyler Holdings, LLC (Madison Tyler Holdings) in 2002 and is the former Chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). He started his career in the financial services industry on the floor of the NYMEX and became Vice Chairman from 1993 to 1996 and Chairman from 2001 to 2004. He has launched a number of successful businesses during his career, including Virtu and Independent Bank Group Inc., a regional banking group in Texas that is now listed on NASDAQ (IBTX). Shortly after September 11, 2001, He was instrumental in founding the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. He is currently the principal owner and serves as the Chairman and Governor for the Florida Panthers Hockey Club and its parent company, Sunrise Sports & Entertainment LLC. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1977. He later graduated from the U.S. Army Airborne, Infantry and Ranger Schools and served in the 101st Airborne Division. In 1983, he graduated from New York Law School.

Contact Information

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • New York, NY
  • United States

Vincent Viola Investments (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Versame 19-May-2016 Early Stage VC 00.00 Educational Software Out of Business 0000000 00000
Academy Securities 30-Oct-2014 00000 00000 00.000 Investment Banks Generating Revenue 0000000 00000

Vincent Viola Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Versame 09-Oct-2020 000 00 00000000

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Vincent Viola Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Vincent Viola Angel Investor 0 0 New York, NY