Kelly Brennan

Head of Institutional Equities


Kelly Brennan is Head of Institutional Equities for Citadel Securities. In this role, she is responsible for driving growth in the firm’s client-facing equities businesses, in addition to leading its ETF platform and block ETF desk.

Prior to joining the Citadel Securities in 2018, Kelly held a number of senior roles at Goldman Sachs, including managing teams in both Prime Brokerage and Equities Trading. Immediately prior to joining the firm, she was a Managing Director and Head of U.S. ETFs. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Kelly was a Trader at Susquehanna International Group, where she was responsible for market-making in options, Nasdaq stocks, and serving as a DMM in their market-making operation on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Kelly was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fistula Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to end the suffering caused by the childbirth injury obstetric fistula by providing surgery to as many women as possible. She is also an active member of Women in ETFs and has served as a mentor for Two Together Mentoring.

Kelly received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.