Dr. Douglas Cifu is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer & Board Member at Virtu Financial. He is also an Angel Investor. He is a member of the board of directors of the Independent Bank Group, joining the board in 2008. Prior to joining Virtu, he was a Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. At Paul Weiss, Mr. Cifu served as a member of the Management Committee, Deputy Chair of the Corporate Department and co-head of the Private Equity Group. Highly regarded by peers, Mr. Cifu is recognized in Chambers USA and Legal 500 as a leading mergers and acquisitions lawyer for buyouts and private equity transactions. In 2006, Private Equity International included Mr. Cifu in its list of the 30 most influential lawyers currently working in global private equity, citing in particular his expertise in technology-driven sectors. He has also been recognized by Crain's New York Business in its "Technology 100," a listing of the top 100 persons working in technology in the New York area. Mr. Cifu completed his J.D. at Columbia Law School in 1990 and his B.A. from Columbia University in 1987 where he graduated magna cum laude. He is Board Member at SBI Japannext Company. He is also the Board Member of Eris Exchange.