Global Conference 2010
Former U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay; Chairman Emeritus, Jefferies & Company Inc.
Frank Baxter served as U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay from November 2006 to January 2009. He is also Chairman Emeritus at Jefferies & Company Inc., a global investment bank specializing in small and midcap companies. After a decade with Jefferies, Baxter moved to London in 1984 to start and act as managing director of Jefferies International. In 1987 he became CEO of Jefferies and started the Investment Technology Group, now a major electronic institutional brokerage. A former director of the NASD, he chaired the committee that led to the spin-off of NASDAQ and subsequently served on the board of NASDAQ as a member of the Executive Committee. He is also a former director of the Securities Industry Association. His numerous civic activities include serving as co-chairman of the Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools. Baxter received a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley.