A Turnkey Solution

ETF Fund creation platform

Exchange Traded Concepts is a SEC registered investment advisor specializing in Private Label ETF's to launch custom domestic and international equity and fixed income exchange traded funds through a complete turnkey solution.

ETC’s ETF-In-A-Box™ Solution provides an efficient and cost-effective method to bring exchange-traded funds to market with the operational and regulatory experience necessary to manage the complexities of launching and managing an ETF.

By developing strategic partnerships with veteran ETF service providers, ETC assists investment managers, investment advisors, foreign asset managers, research and index providers and others in navigating the exchange-traded fund launch and ongoing management process with the time-sensitivity and professional guidance essential for maintaining regulatory compliance.

ETC Management

J. Garrett Stevens

Chief Executive Officer

J. Garrett Stevens is the Chief Executive Officer of Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC where he oversees and is actively involved in the firm’s daily operations. He is also CEO of Exchange Traded Concepts Trust and holds the position of Chairman of ETC’s Executive Committee. Prior to the ETC endeavor, Mr. Stevens founded FaithShares in 2009 where he served as CEO, launching the first family of faith-based ETFs in the marketplace. Stevens began his professional career in 2000 as a stock broker and investment advisor at T.S. Phillips Investments, Inc. serving as vice president. Mr. Stevens is becoming a nationally recognized ETF specialist and has appeared in a wide variety of financial media outlets such as CNBC, Bloomberg, Index Universe and the Wall Street Journal. An Oklahoma native, Garrett holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Oklahoma State University.

Jay Baker

Director of Capital Markets

Mr. Baker joined Exchange Traded Concepts (“ETC”) in September 2011 and serves as Director of Capital Markets, focusing primarily on new Business Development. Jay played a lead role in the creation and successful launch of the Yorkville products - one of which being the first ETF launched on ETC’s platform in 2012 - which was acquired by Van Eck in early 2016.

Prior to his partnership with ETC, Jay spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Vice President of ETF Business Development for their Electronic ETF Trading Group. Jay previously worked at the American Stock Exchange in the ETF and Options department and was involved with marketing of the SPDR, the first ETF launched in the United States. The SPDR trades 200 million shares a day and has approximately $200 billion in AUM.

Jay graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA and received an MBA in Finance from Pace University.

Richard R. Hogan


Richard R. Hogan began his professional career as an Independent Options Trader on the floors of the New York Stock Exchange and American Stock Exchange and was recruited by Spear, Leeds & Kellogg (“SLK”) as a Specialist in early 1987, later becoming a Limited Partner and a Managing Director in 1992. As Managing Director of the Index Derivatives Group, Rich established trading operations and nurtured Exchange Traded Funds (“ETFs”) as a Specialist in SPDRs, WEBS, Sector SPDRs, iShares and other ETFs. Rich worked closely with Exchange staff, issuers, index providers and others in conceiving, designing, developing, launching, marketing and trading new ETFs. Notably, he championed the idea of a fixed income ETF. In 2000, Rich became a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs when SLK was merged and has been actively managing his own portfolio since 2002. Rich was a Founder and Managing Member of Yorkville ETF Advisors, a sponsor of the Yorkville exchange traded funds, which were acquired by Van Eck in early 2016. He graduated from Villanova University in 1983 with a degree in Bachelor of Arts, Honors.

Dennis Lowenfels

Chief Compliance Officer

Dennis Lowenfels is the Chief Compliance Officer of Exchange Traded Concepts. Dennis has more than 14 years’ experience spanning both the Registered Investment Adviser and Broker Dealer sides of the industry.

Before joining ETC, Dennis spent two years serving as Chief Compliance Officer for HedgeMark, a BNY Mellon company where he was responsible for oversight the compliance program for HedgeMark’s Broker Dealer and Registered Investment Adviser. During that time Dennis also covered BNY Mellon’s Asset Servicing business. Prior to joining BNY Mellon in 2016, Dennis was the Vice President & Senior Compliance Officer at HGI Asset Management Holdings, LLC and Chief Compliance Officer at Salus Capital Partners, LLC (affiliated subsidiaries of HRG Group, Inc.), responsible for implementation and oversight of the compliance programs for affiliated SEC registered investment advisers, including an asset-based lender, an adviser specializing in commercial debt and equity as well as CMBS and a lender in energy and infrastructure.

Prior to joining HRG Group, Inc. in 2014, Dennis served as a Compliance Officer at GFI Securities LLC and Knight Capital Americas, L.P.

Dennis resides in Bergen County NJ. He received a B.S. in Management from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1999.