Brenda Hoffman

Brenda Hoffman

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Market Platforms

Brenda Hoffman serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer for Nasdaq's Market Platforms business. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the development, operations, and regulatory compliance of Nasdaq’s U.S. market trading, information services and auxiliary systems.

Prior to joining Nasdaq, she served as the Chief Information Officer and Group Head for TMX Group, leading the technology teams responsible for the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), Venture Exchange (TSXV), the Montreal Derivatives Exchange (MX), and two Canadian clearinghouses: Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation (CDCC) and Clearing and Depository Service (CDS).

Prior to joining TMX Group, Brenda was the Director of the Worldwide Competency Center for Exchanges and Electronic Markets for IBM Global Services with major centers in Toronto and Europe.

She has over 25 years of experience in the global capital markets industry and served on various boards and advisory committees, including BOX Market LLC, Agriclear Inc., Razor Risk Technologies Inc. and the CFI (Canadian Financial Institutions) Cyber Security Committee. In 2014, she was named CIO of the year by the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC).

Brenda holds an honors Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Waterloo.