Rick McVey

Rick McVey

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Updated On February 3, 2022

Rick McVey is a famous American business person, founder, chairman, and CEO of MarketAxess. Rick McVey is also recognized as the husband of Lara Spencer, an American Television Presenter, TV producer, and Journalist.

Early Life

Richard Mitchell McVey is the full birth name of Rick. He was born in 1959, in Painesville, Ohio, United States. He is currently 62 years old. He is American by nationality and his birth sign is Cancer. Moving on, he belongs to a Christian family and Caucasian ethnicity.

Talking about her parents, he hasn’t spoken anything regarding his family details. Though, his father was a founder of an oil company and also a stock investor.


Reflecting on his educational details, he completed his schooling at a local high school. Then, he joined Miami University and obtained a degree of B.A. in finance. Later, he attended the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University to receive a degree of MBA in 1983.


Enhancing his favorite things and hobbies, he is a huge fan of Tom Hanks and Angelina Jolie. He loves Italian food and loves reading, listening to music, and traveling. Likewise, his favorite color is blue and his dream holiday destination is Paris.

Professional Life and Career

Rick started a working career at the Cleveland bank. After a certain time, he began to work for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Similarly, in 1983, he was selected by J.P Morgan to run the North America Futures and Options Business, including institutional brokerage, research, operations, finance, and compliance. He worked as a Managing Director in this business sector.

In 1995, he transferred to New York and moved into fixed income so that he could work for J.P Morgan’s North American Fixed Income Sales. While working there, he uplifted himself and soon climbed up the ranks to grow as the chief of U.S. fixed income sales.

In April 2000, he established his own business “MarketAxess “and has since worked as a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Moreover, he basically introduced the business design for MarketAxess in 1999 as a part of J.P Morgan’s Lab Morgan Program. It is basically an electronic trading company.

In 2000, he started the company as an independent enterprise, after leading an initial funding round that raised $24 million in capital. Similarly, in 2004, he began the company’s initial public offering (IPO). Moreover, in 2012, he received “Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year”. Also, he is enlisted in Tech 50 list.

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Caption: Rick during a presentation for his company (Source: moneyinc.com)

Net Worth and Achievements

Rick is the founder and CEO of MarketAxess. He also worked as Managing Director at J.P Morgan’s Company. Therefore, he has earned a decent amount of money. His estimated net worth is $650 million US dollars. Likewise, he earns a handsome salary of $16,625,200 US dollars from MarketAxess.

Along with this, his wife Lara also owns a net worth of $9 million US dollars. Her main source of income is her TV career in Good Morning America and ABC News.

Relationship Status

Rick McVey is married to Lara Spencer. Lara is a co-anchor for Good Morning America. The duo met first in 2016 and started dating. After two years of dating, the couple got married on September 1, 2018, in an outdoor wedding ceremony in Vail, Colorado. The ceremony was attended by his close friends and family only.

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Caption: Wedding Photo of Rick and Lara (Source: pagesix)

Both he and Lara were previously married. The name of his first wife is not available but he had three children from his earlier marriage. Similarly, Lara was also married to David Haffenreffer. They also shared two children i.e Katharine and Duff Haffenreffer.

Body Measurements and Social media

When it comes to his physical statistics, Rick has maintained a fit and healthy body. He stands 5 feet 9 inches (1.78m) tall and weighs around 79 kg (174 lbs.). Furthermore, he has huge biceps of 15.5 inches and a shoe size of 8 inches (US). His actual body measurement (Chest-Waist-Hip) is 40-32-35 inches. Similarly, he has dark brown hair with stunning blue eyes.

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Caption: Rick posing with his wife (Source: pressroom.alvinailey.org)

Moving towards his social media handle, he doesn’t use any of it. He is quite old and doesn’t seem to be happy to use them. Therefore, he is living his own life away from social sites.

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