Kim Taylor was president of clearing and post-trade services at CME Group, retiring at the end of 2017. Previously, Taylor had served as president of global operations, technology & risk from 2014 to 2016.
Before that, Taylor served as president of CME Clearing since 2004 when CME began clearing all Chicago Board of Trade contracts. She led the clearinghouse through the challenges of CME’s subsequent acquisitions of CBOT and the New York Mercantile Exchange, as well as leading the industry through the 2008 financial crisis and the MF Global bankruptcy in 2011.
Taylor joined CME in 1989 as a senior analyst, assuming responsibility in 1998 for risk management and serving on the CME executive management team from 2004 until her retirement. She currently serves on the boards of directors for First Midwest Bank, Eventus Systems, and Alma College and previously served on the board for both ISDA and the Illinois Math and Science Academy.
In 2014 Crain’s Chicago Business named Taylor number nine on its list of the top 20 most powerful women in Chicago business.