Karl A. Roessner
Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Mr. Roessner sets the vision and strategic direction for the Company. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and is President of E*TRADE Bank, as well as a member of its Board of Directors.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr. Roessner served as General Counsel for E*TRADE Financial for more than seven years, overseeing all compliance and regulatory functions for the Company and its bank and brokerage subsidiaries. During that time, he also served as the Corporate Secretary to the Company's Board of Directors.
Prior to joining E*TRADE, he was a partner in the Corporate Practice group of Clifford Chance US LLP, one of the world's leading law firms. There, he advised clients on negotiated public and private transactions, management and leveraged buyouts, capital raising activities, and corporate governance matters.
Mr. Roessner earned his BA cum laude from Siena College and his JD cum laude from St. Johns University School of Law, where he was a member of the St. John’s University Law Review.