R. Cromwell Coulson is President, CEO and a Director of OTC Markets Group. In 1997, Cromwell led a group of investors in acquiring OTC Markets Group’s predecessor business, the National Quotation Bureau (NQB). Cromwell led the transformation of what was an opaque and inefficient market into a technology-driven Open, Transparent, and Connected marketplace platform. Today, OTC Markets Group operates the world’s largest electronic marketplace for broker-dealers to trade OTC equities and its OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC Pink market tiers have vastly increased the amount and quality of information available for investors. Prior to the acquisition of NQB, Cromwell was an institutional trader and portfolio manager specializing in distressed and value-oriented investments at Carr Securities Corporation, an OTC market maker. Cromwell received a BBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and graduated from the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School.