Bob Greifeld is Chief Executive Officer of The NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ: NDAQ), the world's largest exchange company. He assumed leadership of NASDAQ in 2003, when the company's primary business was operating one equity market in the U.S. Today, NASDAQ OMX is a leading participant in the exchange and technology sector, delivering trading, listing, financial market technology and public company services across six continents.
Mr. Greifeld has led NASDAQ OMX through a series of complex, innovative acquisitions that have extended its footprint across the world, spanning all asset classes. In 2008, he led the Exchange's combination with Stockholm-based OMX AB, as well as acquisitions of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the Boston Stock Exchange and Nord Pool, Europe's largest power market. NASDAQ OMX owns and operates 26 markets, including 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories and its technology drives more than 70 marketplaces worldwide. In January 2009, NASDAQ OMX was named "Company of the Year" by Forbes magazine. Also in 2009, NASDAQ OMX was ranked as one of the best performing companies in the U.S. as part of the BusinessWeek 50, and it was named to Fortune Magazine's annual list of 100 Fastest Growing Companies.
Mr. Greifeld has been a strong advocate of modernizing exchanges and financial regulation to keep America's capital markets competitive. He has been outspoken on issues including Sarbanes Oxley, encouraging CEOs to embrace sound, modern regulation as consistent with good business practices. He has been critical of outmoded U.S. immigration policies, citing these as harmful to U.S. innovation and business growth.
Prior to joining NASDAQ OMX, Mr. Greifeld led the buy-side businesses for SunGard Data Systems. He was also an entrepreneur for 10 years and (with a small team) created the industry standard trade order management system for NASDAQ stocks. His company, Automated Securities Clearance, and its technology platform, BRASS, was purchased by SunGard in 1999. Greifeld holds a Masters in Business from New York University, Stern School of Business, and a B.A. in English from Iona College. His graduate school thesis was on the operation of The NASDAQ Stock Market.
Mr. Greifeld is a member of the Business Roundtable and the Partnership for New York City, an organization devoted to enhancing the local economy. He is Chairman of the USA Track & Field Foundation, which supports emerging athletes and inner city youth athletics.
Bruce E. Aust is Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Client Group at NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ), the world's largest exchange. In this role, Mr. Aust oversees global business development and relationship management with the 3,700 companies listed on NASDAQ OMX Group's 16 listing markets. Mr. Aust also has responsibility for NASDAQ OMX's Corporate Services unit, which provides investor relations, corporate governance and visibility services to public and private companies worldwide.
Mr. Aust oversees a nationwide sales force in the U.S. as well as global representatives serving countries including China, Israel, India, Russia, Japan, Korea, South America and the Nordic and Baltic regions. During Mr. Aust's tenure, NASDAQ OMX has attracted some of the country's highest profile IPOs, including Google, Baidu, JetBlue and Verisk Analytics, as well as NYSE company switches including Mattel, News Corporation, Dreamworks, ADP, Direct TV, Liberty Media, Micron, BMC Software, and Vodafone.
Previously, Mr. Aust served as Executive Director and Vice President of the Corporate Client Group, a role in which he maintained oversight of all listed companies in the Western Region, representing 60 percent of the market cap on NASDAQ. He has assisted more than 200 companies in going public and works closely with CEOs and executives of some of the most well-known companies listed on NASDAQ. Throughout his career with the firm, he has been instrumental in managing NASDAQ OMX's international investor programs, providing listed companies with exposure to institutional investors in Europe and Asia.
Prior to joining NASDAQ in 1998, Mr. Aust spent 12 years at Fidelity Investments in a variety of sales, trading, and management positions in Dallas, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. He is the recipient of the University of Southern Mississippi College of Business Distinguished Alumni Award and The Digital Leadership award from Computers for Youth. In addition, Mr. Aust is a Technet Executive Committee member.
Anna Ewing is Executive Vice President of Global Technology Solutions for the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Anna has more than 25 years of experience in delivering client-focused technology in the financial services industry. In her role at NASDAQ OMX, Anna is responsible for Global Technology Services and the Market Technology business unit, which provides commercial technology solutions to over 70 exchanges and markets around the world. Integral to Ms. Ewing's role is overseeing the exchange's technology roadmap.
Since assuming her position, Ms. Ewing has been the technology architect for NASDAQ OMX's transformation from a single U.S. cash equities market to an exchange company with 24 markets around the globe, covering all major asset classes. In addition to the OMX merger, Ms. Ewing and her team have re-platformed company acquisitions including BX, formerly the Boston Exchange and NASDAQ OMX PHLX and have successfully rolled out the INET trading system in all NASDAQ OMX equity markets across the world. The Technology team at NASDAQ OMX has supported the launch of dozens of new products across all of the company's business units. All this was accomplished while providing 99.99+% uptime for its markets, which experienced record volumes during the financial crisis. Most recently, Ms. Ewing oversaw the acquisition of SMARTS, the world leading provider of market surveillance technology for exchange, regulator, and broker markets worldwide. She also manages the global technology operations for FTEN, a leading provider of real-time risk management solutions, which was acquired by NASDAQ OMX in December 2010.
As a widely recognized expert, technology innovator and driver of company and industry growth, Anna participates and is frequently featured as a speaker at a variety of events globally. Ms. Ewing regularly participates in leading financial industry conferences, global economic forums, such as The World Economic Forum, and other technology-focused events.
Prior to joining NASDAQ, Anna was with CIBC World Markets in New York and Toronto, where she served as Managing Director of Global Applications Services and as a founding member of CIBC.com. Before that, Ms. Ewing served as Vice President at Merrill Lynch, where she held various leadership positions within Technology. She is a graduate of Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. Ms. Ewing holds an M.B.A. from York University in Toronto, where she majored in Management Information Systems.
Meyer “Sandy” Frucher is Vice Chairman of The NASDAQ OMX Group. In this role, Mr. Frucher is responsible for global exchange relationships and serves as a senior advisor to NASDAQ OMX’s senior management team on a broad range of industry and regulatory issues. He joined the exchange after NASDAQ OMX completed its acquisition of The Philadelphia Stock Exchange, known today as NASDAQ OMX PHLX, on July 24, 2008.
From June 1998, Mr. Frucher was Chairman and CEO of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Under Mr. Frucher's leadership, the PHLX built an advanced trading system that set new industry standards for exchange trading technology. He also led the effort to demutualize the Exchange making the PHLX the first floor-based exchange to convert from a seat-owned, mutual cooperative institution to a for-profit, shareholding Delaware company. In 2005, Mr. Frucher enhanced the PHLX’s competitive position by striking strategic alliances with six key Wall Street and derivatives firms including Citadel Derivatives Trading Group LLC, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and UBS. Each firm made significant investments in the PHLX.
Mr. Frucher also spearheaded the revitalization of the Philadelphia Board of Trade (PBOT), the futures market subsidiary to the PHLX. Before Mr. Frucher came to the PHLX, he gained extensive experience in business, government and labor relations. Among other positions, he has served as a Management Consultant to major organizations including World Financial Properties Inc., formerly Olympia and York. He served as Executive Vice President of Development for Olympia and York from 1988 to 1996, where he coordinated and oversaw all development projects in the U.S. Mr. Frucher led two major, quasi-public authorities in New York where he was responsible for the development, financing and construction of complex, large-scale public and private facilities. He served from 1984 to 1988 as President and CEO of the Battery Park City Authority in New York City. Mr. Frucher was Chief Labor Negotiator for the state of New York from 1978 to 1983.
In addition to his responsibilities at the PHLX, Mr. Frucher is the founding chairman and trustee emeritus of the Board of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, an institution responsible for developing the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the United States. He also sits on the Board of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center located in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Mr. Frucher received a Bachelor's degree in Government from Columbia University. He earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
John Jacobs is Executive Vice President of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. He heads up The NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group and the Global Data Products Group, now known as Global Information Services. In this position, Jacobs is responsible for all aspects of our information product business development, including the creation and licensing of strategy indexes in the U.S. and abroad.
Under his direction, NASDAQ launched the NASDAQ-100 Index Tracking StockSM (QQQQ), one of the most successful financial products in stock market history. To date, The NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group has launched over 2900 products based on NASDAQ indices in more than 27 countries around the world.
Among his former responsibilities at NASDAQ, Jacobs served as Chief Marketing Officer, launched and led NASDAQ's first listed-company sales force, and managed the company's customer service teams. Also included in his broad range of experience is management of NASDAQ's listings and compliance group, which reviews and processes all SEC documents and financial filings. Additionally, Jacobs was part of the team that garnered a "yes" vote from more than 5,000 NASD member firms to spin off NASDAQ. Since then, he was part of the core group that successfully orchestrated the first two rounds of NASDAQ's private placements, paving the way for NASDAQ to become a publicly traded company.
Jacobs earned his BS in accounting from the University of Maryland, is a certified public accountant (CPA), and holds an MBA from Loyola. He has taught Investment Banking and other graduate courses in the MBA programs at both Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University.
For over 10 years, he served as a judge for both the Washington, DC and New York City Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award Programs. Jacobs has also presided as a judge for the MBA competition at the University of Maryland.
In addition to past service on the Boards of NASDAQ Global Funds, Inc., NASDAQ Financial Products Services Ireland Limited, The NASDAQ Insurance Agency LLC, and the Board of Advisors of CourtExpress, Inc., he currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Indexes.
Hans-Ole Jochumsen is Executive Vice President of Transaction Services Nordics for The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ), the world's largest exchange company. Transaction Services Nordics is an integrated marketplace of eight independent Nordic and Baltic exchanges. These Nordic exchanges offer trading and clearing (for futures, options and OTC) of Nordic and Baltic securities shares, futures, options and fixed income products, all traded on highly efficient trading systems enabling easy cross border trading.
Jochumsen is also responsible for NASDAQ OMX Commodities, the global commodities business unit within the company, encompassing among other things the trading and clearing of financial products traded on the world's largest power exchange. Furthermore, Hans-Ole Jochumsen oversees Broker Services, NASDAQ OMX's offering of back office and custody solutions to Nordic clients.
As President Transaction Services Nordics, Jochumsen's responsibility is to successfully lead the Nordic and Baltic markets to maintain and further develop the strong strategic position in the European equities markets.
Prior to the merger between NASDAQ and OMX, Jochumsen served as President and member of the OMX Executive Team. Hans-Ole Jochumsen has played a key role in the strategic development of OMX and the business area Information Services & New Markets in particular. Jochumsen’s responsibility encompassed three areas, enabling growth in Information Services, integrating and developing the Baltic markets as well as cultivating OMX business in high potential Central European capital markets. Areas of responsibility also included Broker Services, OMX's offering of back office and custody solutions to Nordic clients.
Previously, Jochumsen served as President and CEO of Copenhagen Stock Exchange and FUTOP Clearingcentralen Ltd. He was at the helm of the Copenhagen Stock Exchange during its exceptional turnaround from 1998-2006. He also spearheaded the merger of the Copenhagen and Stockholm exchanges.
From 1990 to 1998 Jochumsen served as member of the Management Board of the following Danish financial institutions; BRFkredit, GiroBank and BG Bank. The latter being the third largest bank in Denmark.
Since 2011 Jochumsen is Chairman of FESE, Federation of European Securities Exchanges.
Edward Knight is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ: NDAQ), the world's largest exchange. Mr. Knight served as the Chief Legal Officer of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD, now FINRA) from June 1999 until becoming NASDAQ General Counsel in 2001. In his role as General Counsel, Knight is responsible for providing legal counsel to senior management and for overseeing the quality of legal services across the global organization. He is also responsible for government relations, listing qualifications, market regulation and the office of economic research. In addition, Knight oversees the Office of Corporate Secretary, which is responsible for all of NASDAQ's corporate governance activities and maintaining the Corporate Record. Mr. Knight is the Chief Regulatory Officer of the NASDAQ Exchange.
Knight led NASDAQ's efforts to operate as a national securities exchange. In January 2006, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously approved NASDAQ's application for exchange status. This action allowed NASDAQ to complete its separation from NASD and realize its vision as the premier market in the world served by the gold standard in regulators, the NASD.
Prior to joining the NASD, Knight served as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury from September 1994 to June 1999, where he was the Department's longest-serving General Counsel since the position was created in 1934. Upon his departure, Knight received the Alexander Hamilton Award from Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin. This is the Department's highest award. He also received the Honor Award from the Secret Service. Before being named General Counsel, Knight served as Executive Secretary and Senior Advisor to Secretary of the Treasury Lloyd Bentsen.
Knight's accomplishments at the Treasury Department include his critical involvement in the United States' provision of bilateral assistance to the Government of Mexico in 1995 and to the Government of Brazil in the fall of 1998. He served on the commission that restructured the Internal Revenue Service in 1996 and led the legal team that advised Treasury Secretary Rubin in 1995 and 1996 on the debt limit crisis.
Prior to his tenure at the Treasury, Knight was a partner with the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld in its Washington, D.C., office. A Texas native, Knight received his B.A., with honors, in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. He sits on the law school's Alumni Board of Directors. Knight is a member of the District of Columbia, Texas and Supreme Court Bars. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Knight served as a member of the Obama Transition Team at the U.S. Treasury Department in 2008-2009.
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Eric W. Noll is Executive Vice President, Transaction Services of The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ), the world's largest exchange. Noll oversees the trading operations of all U.S. Transaction Services business including The NASDAQ Stock Market, NASDAQ OMX BX, NASDAQ OMX PHLX, The NASDAQ Options Market, The NASDAQ OMX Futures Exchange, and NASDAQ OMX PSX which is the first U.S. equity trading platform with a price-size priority model.
Mr. Noll is a thought leader on U.S. market structure and an advocate for investors on regulation reform that ensures a transparent and efficient marketplace. Additionally, he oversees the integration of acquisitions like FTEN, a leading provider of real-time risk management solutions for the financial securities market, and he is responsible for strategic investments including International Derivatives Clearing Group.
Mr. Noll joined NASDAQ OMX from Susquehanna International Group, LLP where he served as Managing Director of SFG, and as Associate Director and Global Head of Strategic Relationships for SIG since 1994. During his time at Susquehanna, Eric oversaw all the exchange relationships, created the investment banking department, developed an institutional equity research department and was responsible for all options and equity order flows for the market-maker operation. He also managed new businesses, strategic investments including technology, investment banking, and private equity focused businesses, as well as acquisitions and international alliances.
Prior to his time at Susquehanna International Group, Mr. Noll held positions at the former Philadelphia Stock Exchange and The Chicago Board Options Exchange. He has a Master of Business Administration from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University with a Finance Concentration and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Economics and Government from the Franklin and Marshall College. Mr. Noll is a Trustee of Franklin and Marshall College and is a Member of the Board of Visitors of the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Brad Peterson is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. He previously served as CIO and EVP for Schwab Technology Services (STS), responsible for Schwab’s technology innovation, development, infrastructure and operations.
In addition to leading Schwab’s technology enterprise, Peterson also had responsibility for Project Services (which covered the planning, coordination and financial management of all company-wide projects) and Offshore Services (leveraging third-party offshore capabilities whenever appropriate).
Peterson also served as CIO at eBay for five years. Prior to eBay, Peterson was the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Epoch Securities after its merger with Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He has also held senior executive positions at companies including Epoch Partners, Schwab, Pacific Bell Wireless and Pacific Telesis (now part of AT&T).
He earned his master's degree in management at MIT Sloan School of Management and a bachelor's degree in systems science and economics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Lee Shavel is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy at NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ). Mr. Shavel is responsible for all aspects of financial management at NASDAQ OMX including accounting, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, treasury, internal reporting, corporate operations and risk management. In addition, Mr. Shavel oversees Corporate Strategy, working with Mr. Greifeld and the EVPs to define NASDAQ's strategic direction, identify business and corporate opportunities and execute M&A transactions. He has worked extensively with the senior management team at NASDAQ for the past seven years in his prior role as their investment banker on many strategic and financing transactions.
Mr. Shavel joined NASDAQ OMX in May 2011 after 18 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was Americas Head of Financial Institutions Investment Banking and prior to that Global Chief Operating Officer and Head of Finance, Securities and Technology in the Financial Institutions Group. During that time, Mr. Shavel established and developed the Specialty Finance Group at Merrill Lynch, focusing on emerging high growth financial services companies. He worked intensively in the Securities and Exchange sector where he advised on many of the significant transactions in the sector including the IPOs of NASDAQ, Archipelago, Instinet, the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), the International Securities Exchange (ISE) and provided M&A advice on the sale of ISE to Deutsche Borse, the sale of NYMEX to CME Group, the merger of Archipelago and REDIBook and the acquisitions of INET and BRUT by NASDAQ. He joined Merrill Lynch & Co. in 1993 after four years at Citicorp in Financial Institutions.
Mr. Shavel graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989 with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance and a B.A. in English.
Senior Vice Presidents
Magnus Billing is Chief Legal Counsel and Senior Vice President of NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., and responsible for legal and market surveillance operations in Europe. Mr. Billing is also responsible for providing legal counsel and market supervision for the exchange operations in Europe and for NASDAQ OMX's technology operation, including contracts and IPRs.
Mr. Billing has been working in the exchange industry since 2001. Prior to his current role, he was the General Counsel of OMX and led the negotiations around the consolidation of the OMX Nordic Exchanges. He is a member of the NASDAQ OMX Listing Committee, secretary in the Board of Directors of the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Foundation, and serves as an alternate director of the Swedish Corporate Governance Code Board of Directors. He holds a degree in law from the Stockholm University.
Charlotte Crosswell is responsible for pan-European business development for the NASDAQ OMX Group. Prior to joining NASDAQ OMX Europe, Ms. Crosswell was a Partner and the head of Business Development at Pension Corporation, a London-based pension management firm.
Prior to joining Pension Corporation, Ms. Crosswell was head of International Listings for The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc and she has also held a number of management positions at The London Stock Exchange, including Head of International Business Development. Ms Crosswell started her financial services career at Goldman Sachs in European Equity Sales in 1995. Ms. Crosswell has a BA (Hons.) in French from the University of Southampton, UK.
Joan Conley is Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., and in that role responsible for the Global Corporate Governance Program, the Global Ethics and Compliance Program and the NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation. Ms. Conley is a contributor to NACD publications including the 2011 NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report on the Effective Lead Director. She also received "The Best Corporate Secretary in an M&A Transaction" award from Corporate Secretary Magazine in 2008.
Prior to joining NASDAQ in 2001, Ms. Conley was the Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary at the NASD (now FINRA), a Research Associate/ Writer at the National Academy of Science in Washington, D.C. and Business Analyst at an advertising agency in Chicago, Illinois. She holds an M.S. in Industrial & Labor Relations from Loyola University of Chicago, and a double major in Economics and Communications from Dominican University. Ms. Conley studied Economics at the London School of Economics and the University of London, and serves on the Board of the Don Bosco Cristo Rey School in Washington, D.C.
Nelson Griggs has been with NASDAQ OMX since 2002 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of the Global Corporate Client Group, heading up North American sales and the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Griggs was previously Vice President of New Listings, leading NASDAQ’s efforts to deliver the benefits of a superior market structure and value-added services to prospective listed companies.
Mr. Griggs has also served as a Managing Director, where he worked with currently listed NASDAQ companies. Prior to his tenure at NASDAQ, Mr. Griggs worked for Fidelity Investments and a San Francisco based start-up. He serves as a Member of Executive Board at The Executive Council. Mr. Griggs graduated from Denison University in Granville, OH.
Ronald Hassen is Senior Vice President and Finance Controller of NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., a position he has held since March 2002. He is also the company's Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Hassen also served as interim Chief Financial Officer from February 2011 to September 2011. Previously, Mr. Hassen served as Treasurer from November 2002 through January 2007.
Prior to joining NASDAQ OMX, Mr. Hassen served as Controller of Deutsche Bank North America, after the company's acquisition of Bankers Trust Company. Mr. Hassen served as Principal Accounting Officer at Bankers Trust until the acquisition by Deutsche Bank in 1999.
Dr. Frank M. Hatheway is Chief Economist of the NASDAQ OMX Group Inc., and leads the Economics & Statistical Research Department. His team is responsible for a variety of projects and initiatives in the U.S. and Europe to improve market structure, encourage capital formation, and enhance trading efficiency. A regular participant in industry events for both issuers and traders, he has appeared before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Congress to discuss a variety of issues around the equities and derivatives markets. His recent projects include identifying the causes of the May 6, 2010 market break, evaluating enhancements for the markets, and exploring the implications of the current round of proposed exchange mergers.
Dr. Hatheway's background prior to joining NASDAQ OMX combines academics and regulation with industry experience. Frank was a finance professor at Penn State University and a researcher in market microstructure. He has authored academic articles in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation and other leading finance journals. He has served as an Economic Fellow and Senior Research Scholar with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, worked as a derivatives trader, and earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.
Jens Henriksson is Senior Vice President, Head of NASDAQ OMX Nordic Fixed Income, the Baltic Markets, and the President of NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. His responsibilities include oversight of the listing, trading and clearing of fixed income products in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, and the development and sales of fixed income cash and derivatives products to Nordic and European clients. He is also responsible for the equity markets in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Armenia.
Previously, he was Executive Director at International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC from 2008-2010 and responsible for the Nordic and Baltic region. Jens was also with the Swedish Ministry of Finance between 1994 and 2006 where he among other things served as State Secretary responsible for economic policy and international affairs. He has a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, and ph. lic. in Economics.
Brian Hyndman is Senior Vice President, of Global Data Products for The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., responsible for the creation and dissemination of valuable information from the quoting and trading in NASDAQ OMX's trading systems worldwide. He oversees various teams, including Sales, Product Management, Content Administration & Policy, and New Business Development.
He previously was Senior Vice President of NASDAQ OMX Transaction Services U.S., responsible for running the firm's U.S. equities trading platforms, including The NASDAQ Stock Market, NASDAQ OMX BX and NASDAQ OMX PSX.
Prior to joining NASDAQ in 2004, he was President of BRUT, an electronic communications network (ECN) that competed with the various equity markets in the U.S. While at BRUT, he oversaw the firm's merger with Strike Technologies in 2000, the sale of BRUT to Sungard Data Systems in 2002 and eventual sale of BRUT to The NASDAQ in 2004.
Before BRUT, he was Vice President of Execution Services for the National Discount Brokers Group. He holds a BA degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Oswego, as well as numerous licenses from National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA), including series 4, 7, 24, 27, 53 and 63.
Jean-Jacques Louis is Senior Vice-President of Corporate Strategy at The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic and financial analyses and execution of all corporate and business unit investments such as merger and acquisitions, joint-ventures and other business combinations.
Jean-Jacques has been a financial professional in the capital markets and investment banking industries since 1992. Prior to joining NASDAQ OMX in 2004, he was an M&A banker with UBS Investment bank in New York, NY in its Financial Institutions Group. In this role, Jean-Jacques provided counsel and executed a number of US and international transactions in the financial institutions, financial technology and broker-dealer industries.
He started his career with Viel Tradition where he led the development of the short-term interest rate derivatives desk (interest rate swaps, forward rate agreements, swaptions, cap/floor). Viel Tradition is one the largest interbank dealers in the world. Jean-Jacques received a Master of Science in Management from the Reims School of Management at Reims, France and an MBA from Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business in Hanover, NH.
Robert H. McCooey, Jr. is the Senior Vice President of New Listings and the Capital Markets Group. In this role, Mr. McCooey manages NASDAQ’s listings efforts both domestically and in the Americas and Asia Pacific region. He also leads the Capital Markets Group, which is primarily responsible for private equity, investment bank and other Wall Street constituent outreach. Mr. McCooey joined NASDAQ in December 2006.
Prior to joining The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., Mr. McCooey served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Griswold Company, an agency he founded in 1988 which served prominent and developing buy-side institutions. He also served on the New York Stock Exchange Board of Executives from 2003 – 2006 and was a New York Stock Exchange Floor Official for eight terms. Mr. McCooey served on the NYSE’s Group Market Performance Committee and was chairman of the NYSE’s Technology and Planning Oversight Committee. In addition, he served on the Board of the NYSE Foundation, which he joined in 2003; the board of the Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC), the technology subsidiary of the New York Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange; and on the Committee for Review, part of NYSE Regulation.
Mr. McCooey is a regular guest on CNBC and often quoted in national news publications regarding stock market activity. He is a member of the National Organization of Investment Professionals (NOIP) and a director of Iona Preparatory School and St. Vincent’s Hospital in Westchester, NY. Mr. McCooey attended the College of Holy Cross and resides in Rye, NY.
Ann Neidenbach is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery teams for our U.S. and Nordic Markets. By combining the oversight of our market systems under Ann’s leadership, NASDAQ can leverage common architecture, technology and processes that are aligned with best practice standards.
Ann most recently served as Senior Vice President of Global Technology Products and Services for The NASDAQ OMX Group, managing the strategic planning and development of the Global Technology products and services for NASDAQ OMX markets and commercial offerings. She was also responsible for the delivery team serving Market Technology customers across the globe.
Ann rejoined NASDAQ OMX from Citi, where she served as Managing Director and was responsible for the technology, infrastructure and support of Citi's Electronic Trading Group in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Prior to this, she was Global Head of Operations for Lava Trading Inc, managing all aspects of Lava's operations of its equities and F/X platforms, overseeing 24/7 datacenter and network operations, customer support, market data development, and business services support.
Ann previously spent nearly 20 years at NASDAQ OMX and held positions as COO/CIO of NASDAQ Europe and NASDAQ Deutschland. She was responsible for defining the market structure and technology solution for NASDAQ's European markets. Ann also served as VP of Trading Application Services, where she was responsible for overseeing the application development efforts for the NASDAQ Trading Systems.
Brian O'Malley is Senior Vice President and General Auditor for NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. In this role, he reports directly to the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors. Brian oversees the internal audit function, which assesses the risk and controls for all products, and services offered to NASDAQ OMX clients. Prior to NASDAQ OMX, he held various positions at the United States General Accounting Office, JP Morgan and First USA Bank. He has extenisve experience in systems development, security, internal audit and program evaluation.
Brian has a Master of Science in Information Systems from George Mason University, a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Saint Vincent as well as the Executive Information Systems Program at the University of Pennsylvania at Wharton.
Lars Ottersgård is Senior Vice President and Head of NASDAQ OMX Market Technology, which provides technology solutions and services to the exchange and financial services industry globally. Market Technology consists of: Sales (represents the full capability of NASDAQ OMX to exchanges, clearinghouses and CSD's); Advisory & Training Services (provides professional services and consulting to the exchange and financial services industry); SMARTS (offers leading market surveillance and broker compliance solutions to the exchange and financial industry); and Business Control (an internal function which supports Market Technology in achieving its strategic objectives through financial analysis and planning).
Mr. Ottersgård joined OMX in 2006 as Global Head of Sales for the company's commercial technology business, and has been in his current role with NASDAQ OMX since 2008. Prior to joining OMX, Mr. Ottersgård held various positions at IBM for twenty years, where he covered the Nordic and European markets, and was most recently a senior executive for strategic outsourcing for the Distribution and Communication industries.
Geir Reigstad is Senior Vice President of NASDAQ OMX, heading the global commodities business. He joined the organization as part of the acquisition of Nord Pool in 2008.
Reigstad served as Director of Strategic Projects in Nord Pool ASA from 2006 until he was appointed head of NASDAQ OMX Commodities in November 2008. From 2001 until 2006, Geir Reigstad was Managing Director of Nord Pool Clearing ASA. Nord Pool Clearing ASA provides clearing services to the Nordic electricity market for financial electricity contracts traded at Nord Pool ASA, the Nordic Power and over-the-counter (OTC) Exchange.
Before he joined Nord Pool Clearing ASA, Reigstad had more than 11 years of experience as head of risk management, cash management and forex and money market operations from Union Bank of Norway. Before that he worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers, primarily responsible for banking and marketing assignments. Geir Reigstad holds a degree in accounting and auditing from BI Norwegian School of Management.
Lauri RosendahlSenior Vice President of Nordic Equities within NASDAQ OMX Transaction Services Nordic
Lauri Rosendahl is Senior Vice President of Nordic Equities and Equity Derivatives within NASDAQ OMX Transaction Services Nordic. He is responsible for equity and derivative trading and products at NASDAQ OMX Group in the Nordic Region and is also President of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
Since joining NASDAQ OMX in May 2009 until February 2013, Mr. Rosendahl was Head of Product Management for Nordic Equities and Nordic Equity Derivatives. During this time, NASDAQ OMX Nordic implemented CCP clearing for cash equities and launched INET trading system for cash equities and GENIUM INET for equity derivatives. From January 2012 to February 2013, he was, in parallel, also overall responsible for the Baltic and Armenian operations of NASDAQ OMX, during which time the Baltic operations was re-organized and integrated into one regional operation.
Mr. Rosendahl has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets, having held several senior management positions within securities trading, equity research and investment banking with several banks and brokers including Deutsche Bank, ABN Amro / Alfred Berg, Carnegie and Kaupthing. He also has a long renowned career as a telecom equipment analyst, in particular for his highly ranked research work on Nokia.
As Head of the Helsinki Stock Exchange, Mr. Rosendahl is also a board member of the Securities Market Association in Finland, which is responsible for Corporate Governance and Takeover issues in Finland.
Mr. Rosendahl has been a founding member of The Finnish Financial Analyst Society and a board member from 1989 to 1993. He has further acted as member of the board of The Finnish Brokers' Association (1992-1996, 2004-2005), The Private Brokers' Association (1992-1996) and on the Supervisory Board of the Helsinki Stock Exchange (1993-1995). Mr. Rosendahl has also acted as a Member of the Board in the Finnish Deposit Guarantee Fund (2008 – Feb 2009).
Johan Rudén is Senior Vice President of Transaction Services Nordic at NASDAQ OMX and responsible for market operation and the post-trade business, including developing the Nordic Clearing House, for the Nordic Exchange business.
He is Chairman in the Board of Directors of the of NASDAQ OMX Broker Services. Johan Rudén has been working in the exchange industry since 2000. Prior to his current role he was President for the Baltic Markets business. He holds a Master of Science in Industrial Economics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Bjørn Sibbern is Senior Vice President Transaction Services Nordic. He is heading Commodity Markets and Broker Services at NASDAQ OMX Group in the Nordic Region and is President of NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen A/S.
In his role, Bjørn Sibbern brings experience from both sides of the transaction business. From 2006 to 2008 Mr. Sibbern was Director for E*TRADE Bank A/S and prior to that he was responsible for all companies and ETFs and funds listed at OMX in Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Before OMX he traded Nordic equities, a background he had acquired as head of trading at Stocknet Norway and E*TRADE Bank Denmark. As Head of the Copenhagen exchange, Mr. Sibbern is also a board member of the Committee for Corporate Governance under the Danish Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs.
Demetrios N. Skalkotos is Senior Vice President of Corporate Solutions for The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Mr. Skalkotos is responsible for new product development, operations, customer relations, business development, and increasing visibility industry-wide for the Corporate Solutions business practice within the exchange's Corporate Client Group.
Previously, Mr. Skalkotos was a Regional Vice President for the Central U.S. region including 20 states and central Canada, based in NASDAQ OMX's Chicago office. He has played a significant role in listed company client relationship management and new business development in the region. Mr. Skalkotos also was instrumental in the launch of the exchange's new listing market with the highest listing standards in the world in 2006, NASDAQ Global Select Market.
Before joining NASDAQ in 2003, Mr. Skalkotos was Senior Vice President of corporate development for Bear Wagner Specialists and served as Vice President of sales and business development for eVault, a software technology company and also as Managing Director of Global Sales for The NASDAQ Stock Market.
Jeremy Skule is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for the NASDAQ OMX Global Marketing Group and all corporate communications. Mr. Skule brings more than 15 years of global brand building experience to our team, including a special emphasis on reputation/issue management, integrated business marketing, strategic communications and investor relations--in both agency and corporate settings. Mr. Skule joined NASDAQ OMX in 2012, having previously served as the Chief Communications Officer at MF Global, Senior Vice President and Partner at Fleishman-Hillard, and Vice President at Ruder Finn.
Bryan Smith joined NASDAQ OMX in 2012 and is responsible for all aspects of global human resources, including HR business advisement, talent management, compensation, benefits, and recruitment.
Mr. Smith previously served as an executive compensation advisor to the senior management team of NASDAQ OMX for six years. Mr. Smith was a founding Partner with Meridian Compensation Partners LLC, an independent executive compensation advisory firm. At Meridian, Mr. Smith provided advice to Boards of Directors and senior management teams on the full range of executive and Board of Director compensation issues.
Prior to his tenure at Meridian, Mr. Smith was a Principal at Hewitt Associates LLC (now Aon Hewitt), a global human resources consulting and outsourcing firm. At Hewitt Associates, Mr. Smith held various senior HR outsourcing and consulting roles. In outsourcing, he served as a Multi-Process Transformation Leader and a Defined Contribution Practice Leader. In consulting, he advised companies and Boards of Directors on talent management, executive compensation, and broad-based total rewards. He also provided HR consulting services to companies undergoing corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, IPOs, spin-offs, joint ventures, and other restructurings.
Mr. Smith is the author of several articles and speeches covering, among other topics, trends in executive compensation, Board of Director pay, executive severance, and corporate transactions. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in Economics from Boston College and an M.B.A., with distinction, from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business with concentrations in Finance, Management, and International Business.
Lex Speal is Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance for the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., and responsible for leading the firm's financial planning activities. Reporting to the CFO, Lex's team provides long-range financial forecasting, annual budgets, intra-year forecasts, product profitability tracking and internal management reporting that help the achieve the solid financial record and fiscal discipline the company is known for.
The team also provides financial support to the corporate support organizations (Legal, Finance, Facilities, Corporate Services, HR).
Peter Strandell is the Senior Vice President and Group Treasurer for The NASDAQ OMX Group. As the Treasurer, Strandell oversees the Group's Debt/Funding, Asset and liquidity management. In this position he is also responsible for all Counterparty, Currency, Interest rate and Foreign Exchange rate Risk Management.
In addition to Managing Treasury Services, Mr Strandell also oversees the Risk Management in the Groups Clearing Houses. Since assuming his position, Mr Strandell has been the financial architect over NASDAQ OMX transformation to a solid Investment Grade company with a well diversified debt structure and access to multiple sources of capital.
Since the break out of the financial crises in 2008, Peter and his Risk Management team has been focused on implementing new capital adequacy and liquidity models which improves the Groups capacity to better navigate and withstand financial turmoil. Before the current role, Mr Strandell was the Group Treasurer for the Nordic Exchange group, OMX AB, which he joined 1998.
He holds a degree in Business Administration and Finance from Stockholm University. Peter Strandell also serves at the Board of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, New York (SACC).
Dean Tilsley is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations for NASDAQ OMX. Corporate Operations oversees a number of essential business processes, including the vetting, acquisition, and monitoring of vendors; providing general business systems; administering financial compliance oversight; and managing corporate risk. As the head of Corporate Operations, Mr. Tilsley is also responsible for the maintenance and security of our physical environment, including real estate, property management and security functions.
Mr. Tilsley previously served as the Senior Vice President in Finance and Divisional CFO for Media at Reuters and the Head of Financial Planning and Analysis at The Associated Press and Associated Press Television News (APTN). He was educated at Imperial College in London.
Bob Waghorne is Senior Vice President of Derivatives Technology for NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Mr. Waghorne is currently responsible for the company's technology solutions for derivatives clearing and risk platforms, Corporate Solutions business, and Index distribution. He has over 20 years experience in managing software solutions, including 11 managing the technology development of systems and platforms that run NASDAQ OMX's exchanges.
Mr. Waghorne has extensive experience leading large scale technology integrations, including the migration of INET into the NASDAQ trading system, and incorporating NASDAQ OMX technology into its seven exchanges in the Nordics after NASDAQ's acquisition of the OMX Group in 2008. Prior to joining NASDAQ OMX, he was the Director of OTC and Floor Broker Technology at the Chicago Stock Exchange. He also was a management consultant with KPMG Peat Marwick and IBM Consulting
Brad Vopni is responsible for the day-to-day operation and strategy of our U.S. equity markets, including NASDAQ, NASDAQ OMX BX and NASDAQ OMX PSX. He has been with NASDAQ OMX since the acquisition of INET in December of 2005, and was most recently responsible for overseeing the INET and Data and Regulatory Services Development teams in Global Technology Services.
Under Brad's leadership, NASDAQ OMX has continually pushed the envelope of systems performance and engineering, working towards and industry-leading trading platform that routinely processes over one million messages per second, at sub 60 microsecond response times, all the while maintaining five 9's reliability.
Brad joined NASDAQ OMX in 2005 as part of the INET acquisition, originally heading up the NASDAQ Operations Center, a core team of system reliability engineers tasked with operating, monitoring, and insuring the integrity of NASDAQ's core trading platforms. He then played an integral role in the combination of INET, Brut and Super Montage into what is known today as The NASDAQ Stock Market.
Brad has worked in the electronic trading arena since originally joining the Island ECN in 2001 and prior to that worked at Trilogy Software, an e-commerce solutions company. Brad received his Bachelors of Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and holds numerous licenses from National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA), including series 7, 24, 55 and 63.
Thomas A. Wittman is Senior Vice President of NASDAQ OMX and Head of US Options, which is part of NASDAQ OMX Group's US Transaction Services business. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Mr. Wittman manages the NASDAQ OMX PHLX operation and oversees the day to day responsibilities for both PHLX and NOM markets. NASDAQ OMX Group completed it's acquisition of NASDAQ OMX PHLX, formerly The Philadelphia Stock Exchange, on July 24, 2008.
Thomas Wittman was formerly Senior Vice President of The Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX) responsible for managing the development of software and services for the exchange. In this capacity Mr. Wittman supported the Electronic Equity Trading business, Equity Options business, PBOT futures business and the surveillance and back office systems that support those businesses.
Furthermore, Mr. Wittman was responsible for leading a team in transitioning the PHLX options business from an open outcry, floor based specialist system to an advanced electronic / hybrid system. With this advancement, the exchange was able to attract new liquidity providers and order flow providers resulting in increased options market share.
John Zecca is Senior Vice President of MarketWatch and head of market regulation for the U.S. markets operated by The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. He is also chief regulatory officer of NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc. In these capacities he oversees a team of regulatory analysts, programmers and attorneys responsible for maintaining fair and orderly markets. He also oversees regulatory services performed by FINRA for NASDAQ's markets. Mr. Zecca previously served as NASDAQ's senior corporate counsel and was responsible for public company compliance and mergers and acquisitions. He is a frequent speaker on market regulation, corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley issues.
Prior to joining NASDAQ OMX, Mr. Zecca served as legal counsel to an SEC commissioner and in the SEC's Office of General Counsel. He practiced corporate securities law at the firms of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) and Kaye Scholer. He served as law clerk for the Hon. John H. Pratt of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Zecca received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.