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Our People

Our People Make Nasdaq

Inspired by talented colleagues in an entrepreneurial environment, we are pushing the boundaries of possibilities and creating new opportunities.

What We Believe In

Lead with Integrity

• Demonstrate respect for everyone
• Communicate transparently
• Role model honesty & ethics

Expand Your Expertise

• Serve as an expert for your clients
• Be curious, ask questions and continuously learn
• Be a thought leader of today and tomorrow
• Invest the effort to excel

Play as a Team

• Listen well and demonstrate humility
• Trust colleagues, assume good intent
• Collaborate across boundaries
• Seek out diverse thought and background
• Exhibit empathy for others

Act as an Owner

• Take initiative and be proactive
• Be accountable for commitments
• Be empowered to propose solutions
• Set measurable goals, and measure results
• Maximize operational efficiency

Drive Innovation

• Bring forth ideas for meaningful change
• Take intelligent risks; learn from failures
• Show courage and resourcefulness
• Lead with agility and resiliency

Fuel Client Success

• Define your clients
• Center decision making around their needs
• Solve problems swiftly
• Demonstrate resilience through obstacles
• Deliver quality that exceeds expectations

Nasdaq Pulses with Opportunity

Who We Are

Innovative

“Nasdaq is founded on this idea of leveraging novel technology at the right time and the right place.”
— Bill Dague, Head of Alt Data Research for Nasdaq / Quandl

Dynamic

“Learning, updating and adapting is what dynamic means to me, and that’s what Nasdaq is about, and that’s why it succeeds.”
— Wendy Jephson, Head of Behavioural Sciences, Market Technology

Driven

"If someone gives you an opportunity, you better maximize it so that he [or she] wants to give you the next one."
— Adena Friedman, Chief Executive Officer and President

Inclusive

“Our employee networks are vital to the value we create at Nasdaq, being able to bring my whole self to work in an inclusive environment encourages the kind of diverse thought that is the substance of innovation."
— Joshua Machiz, AVP Marketing, Client Experience Events

Community-Minded

"Having an opportunity at the workplace to give back to the community is very positive in terms of employee activity and engagement.”
— Reekiran Kahlon, VP Software Engineer, Derivatives Core Development

A Team

"We have to do it together; otherwise we will fail, especially when you’re working with the huge systems we are developing. It’s really a team effort to achieve success."
— Henrik Rüffel, Project Manager Senior Specialist

Learn and Grow at Nasdaq

Life at Nasdaq includes a range of learning and development options that inspire colleagues to grow their talents and excel in their professional life. 

Learn how you can grow at Nasdaq. 

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Every day Nasdaq is building a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion, creating an environment where we all feel connected and empowered to succeed.

Learn more about our Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging efforts. 

 

Executive Leadership

Nasdaq executives are at the forefront of our corporate strategy, championing technology and market innovation to transform global markets and economies.

Adena T. Friedman

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ann Dennison

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Brad Peterson

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology / Information Officer

Edward Knight

Vice Chairman

Nelson Griggs

President, Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Lars Ottersgård

Executive Vice President, Market Technology

Lauren Dillard

Executive Vice President, Investment Intelligence

Tal Cohen

Executive Vice President, Head of North American Markets

Bjørn Sibbern

President, European Markets

Jeremy Skule

Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

Bryan Smith

Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer

Roland Chai

Global Chief Risk Officer

John Zecca

Executive Vice President, Global Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer

Senior Leaders

Nasdaq senior leaders support our executive team by executing strategic initiatives and creating exciting client growth opportunities.

Oliver Albers

Senior Vice President, Head of Data, Investment Intelligence

Valerie Bannert-Thurner (Ph.D.)

Senior Vice President, Head of Buy-Side and Sell-Side Solutions

Donald Beery

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Operations, Global Technology

Nicklas Brändström

Senior Vice President and Head of Service Delivery, Market Technology

Brian Buckley

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Jim Chen

Senior Vice President, Business Development and M&A

Nick Ciubotariu

Senior Vice President, Head of Enterprise Architecture and Emerging Technology

Michelle Daly

Senior Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer

Fredrik Ekström

Senior Vice President, Head of Nasdaq Stockholm, European Fixed Income and ESG

Patrik Färnlöf

Senior Vice President, Platform and Product Engineering

Andreas Gustafsson

Senior Vice President, General Counsel Europe

Magnus Haglind

Senior Vice President, Head of Market Infrastructure Technology, Market Technology

Gunilla Hellqvist

Senior Vice President, European Operations

Brenda Hoffman

Senior Vice President, Head of Technology, U.S. Markets Systems and Investment Intelligence

Kevin Kennedy

Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Options, Global Trading and Market Services

Adam Kostyál

Senior Vice President, Head of European Listings

Nikolai Larbalestier

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Architecture and Performance Engineering

Phil Mackintosh

Nasdaq Chief Economist

Robert H. McCooey, Jr.

Senior Vice President, Listing Services

Paul McKeown

Senior Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer, Market Infrastructure Technology, Market Technology

Lou Modano

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Global Head of Infrastructure Services

Mike O'Rourke

Senior Vice President, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Investment Intelligence Technology

A. Michael Smith

Senior Vice President, Global Chief Auditor

Walt Smith

Senior Vice President, North American Markets

Karen Snow

Senior Vice President, Head of East Coast Listings and Capital Services

Jeff Thomas

Senior Vice President, Head of Western U.S. Listings and Capital Markets