Thomas P. Gallagher has been leading the Company since inception. Mr. Gallagher has been instrumental in sourcing the capital for MIH and assembling the seasoned industry professionals that comprise the current MIAX team. In addition, Mr. Gallagher is driving the building of a consortium of key users for the MIAX Options Exchange. Mr. Gallagher is the founding partner of the law firm Gallagher, Briody & Butler, a full-service corporate and securities law firm located in Princeton, New Jersey.
Mr. Gallagher has assisted numerous start-up companies and had served on a number of boards and currently serves on the board of Yorkville Advisors, LLC, a private equity firm with approximately $1.0 billion under management. Yorkville has invested in over 500 financial transactions with a notional value of more than $3.0 billion. In addition, Mr. Gallagher also serves as one of six Class A Managers of the O’BENCO III GP, LLC (“O’BENCO III”) Board of Managers along with six Class B Managers. O’BENCO III is a Delaware limited liability company formed to acquire, own, lease, explore and develop natural gas and oil properties, initially located primarily in Texas, Kansas, and Illinois. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Gallagher has also been involved in over $3 billion in public and private debt and equity financings in numerous industries including finance, transportation, entertainment and casino gaming, technology and healthcare.
Mr. Gallagher was admitted to the Bar in 1983 and was also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in 1983. Mr. Gallagher’s areas of concentration include securities and general corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, and advising private equity firms and broker-dealers on all aspects of regulatory compliance.