“You will find that your career will be all about change.”
Tim McDermott, CEO of NADEX, gives an illustration of the winding road he followed throughout his career. Beginning with his time as a lawyer working for a law firm, McDermott began to take on numerous cases for First Options of Chicago, a large client for his law firm. Participating in cases involving financial markets litigation gave McDermott an introduction to the financial industry, which eventually led him to work at the CME and handle the market regulation area. Moving forward a few years, McDermott joined NADEX and eventually became CEO of the company. His overall message was that where you start isn’t necessarily where you may end up, and that every experience can either help or hurt you down the road.