Heather Killian is an Executive Director, Prime Services Group, CIBC Capital Markets. She is responsible for the sales of CIBC’s electronic equity trading solutions, and functions in numerous roles on a daily-basis to help grow CIBC’s equities business. Ms. Killian’s responsibilities include: analyzing the unique market structures of the equity markets; advancing and distributing CIBC's electronic offerings; expanding relationships with marketplaces, regulators, counterparties and clients; evaluating new technologies; and contributing to CIBC’s equity markets business strategy through in-depth analysis of the regulatory and market structure environment. Ms. Killian has been a key contributor to the development and growth of CIBC’s electronic trading product platform. Prior to joining CIBC in 2010, Ms. Killian was the Chief Operating Officer at a Canadian Alternative Trading System (ATS) where she was involved in all aspects of the system’s launch into the marketplace. She also worked for independent broker dealers with extensive experience in institutional trading and product management. Ms. Killian holds an Honours BA from the University of Western Ontario.