Michael Viola Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

Michael Viola Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors

PITTSBURGH – Michael Viola has been named as a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today.

Michael Viola currently serves as the President of the Viola family office, a position he has held since March 2016.  As President of the family’s investment office, Mr. Viola is responsible for overseeing the family’s operating businesses, public and private investment portfolio, banking relationships, not-for-profit businesses and philanthropic work.  Mr. Viola currently serves on the Board of Directors of Virtu Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT), a leading, technology-enabled market making company, Independent Bank Group Inc. (NASDAQ: IBTX), a large regional commercial bank based in McKinney, TX, Swift Air, a private charter airline, and VersaMe Inc., a technology startup focused on early childhood education.  Mr. Viola also serves on the board of The Viola Foundation, working to develop and deliver innovative programs in the education, national security, and faith based sectors.

Before joining the family investment office, Mr. Viola worked at Virtu Financial from 2010 to 2016.  While employed at Virtu, Mr. Viola held multiple roles, including in operations, project management, and trading, where he worked as a senior trader focused on foreign exchange products and global commodities.  Mr. Viola graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

“Michael is a fantastic addition to our USATF Foundation Board and I look forward to working with him to support athletes across the U.S.” stated Chairman Bob Greifeld.

The USATF Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track and field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging and experienced elite athletes, along with guidance on future career paths. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors, major gifts, and from generous fans of track & field.

Elite athletes are supported by the Foundation via monetary grants, career counseling (mentoring and jobs) and participation in Run With US!. Youth athletes are supported via monetary grants to youth clubs.

For more information, or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, Click Here or contact Tom Jackovic at (412) 398-2484 or tjackovic@usatffoundation.org.