COO, Markit Group
Chip Carver '81 is the chief operating officer and managing director at Markit Group, a global financial information services company with more than 3,000 employees. The company provides independent data, valuations and trade processing across all asset classes in order to enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency.
Carver is an industry expert in the management of e-commerce for global trade processing. In his role at Markit, he manages the firm's global technology and development, operations and infrastructure activities.
Before joining Markit, Carver spent six years as chief executive officer of SwapsWire, which Markit acquired in May 2008. Prior to that, Carver worked as a managing director at Goldman Sachs, where he managed fixed income derivatives trading and was responsible for e-commerce for global interest rate products, including government bonds and fixed incomes derivatives.
A committed member of the HWS community, Carver is currently serving his 11th year on the Colleges' Board of Trustees, on the Financial Affairs and Audit and Compliance Committees.
He acts as a valuable resource for students and graduates of the Colleges. Partnered with the Salisbury Center for Career Services, he has networked with numerous students and graduates who have gone on to internships and careers at Markit.
In the spring of 2012, the Calvin R. Carver Sr. Lecture and Student Support Endowment was established in honor of his father and to commemorate his brother, Gibb Carver.Â The endowment brings to campus each year one speaker who addresses a topic intended to promote inclusiveness, resiliency, positive mental health and social justice; and assists students at the Colleges who may be experiencing mental or physical health difficulties stemming from developmental, personal or family circumstances. The inaugural speaker of the series was gay rights advocate, Judy Shepard, who visited campus in April 2013.
Carver holds an MBA from New York University and a BA in economics from Hobart College.