The Cause

Meet Our Co-Founders

Bryan Harkins

Co-founder

Bryan is the Executive Vice President and Head of U.S. Markets at BATS Global Markets, one of the largest stock exchange operators in the world. He is a seasoned marathoner, cyclist and Ironman triathlete. Bryan holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. He is the recipient of the 2014 Crain's New York Business Forty Under Forty and the 2013 NJBiz magazine's Forty Under 40.

Melissa Moo Harkins

Co-founder

Melissa spent nearly 10 years in equities trading on Wall Street before becoming an entrepreneur and founding MooMotion, a women's cycling and triathlon apparel company that combines her love of endurance sports and design. She attended UC Davis and Parsons School of Design. She has completed numerous marathons and is a three time Ironman finisher.

Bryan and Melissa's vision was to create an event that would bring the Wall Street and autism communities together for a unique networking opportunity, fun fitness challenge, and provide resources to a cause they feel strongly about. They are proud to partner with the Autism Science Foundation to help support their important work in autism research and awareness. They would like to thank the Wall Street community for their enormous support and generosity towards the inaugural Wall Street Rides FAR event. 

They dedicate this event in honor of Patricia Mary Harkins and Kyle Brady Harkins.