Charley Cooper leads business development and external affairs as Managing Director of R3CEV. Most recently, Charley worked as the Chief Operating Officer of State Street Global Market’s division of Trading & Clearing, in which capacity he headed overall strategy, development, communications and marketing. He previously served as the Global Head of Legal Operations in the risk management division of Deutsche Bank AG in London. Charley spent over two years as the Chief of Staff /Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and served as Senior Advisor to Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz at the Pentagon. He has earned both a B.A. (Government) and a J.D. from Georgetown University.