Forge Strengthens Private Market Data Team and Capabilities with Two Key Hires

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Seasoned industry leaders Brooks and DeepaSwamy bolster Forge’s data leadership position

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Forge Global Holdings, Inc. (“Forge”) (NYSE: FRGE), a leading provider of marketplace infrastructure, data services and technology solutions for private market participants, today announced the addition of Natasha Brooks, SVP, Head of Data Sales, and Harnalli DeepaSwamy, Vice President of Data, AI & Analytics Platform Engineering, to its team. Brooks is focused on accelerating the adoption of Forge data products and solutions among institutional and professional investors, while DeepaSwamy (who goes by ‘Deepa’) will drive innovation, building on the foundational platform technology that underlies Forge’s data offerings to deliver more value for data customers.

“Natasha and Deepa join an industry leading team dedicated to accelerating adoption of the best-in-class, highest-fidelity data products and solutions in the private market. Brooks’ extensive experience in bringing financial analytics businesses to market on a global scale, coupled with DeepaSwamy’s exceptional track record building data, analytics and AI solutions, are indicative of the strength of our team, and of the unique opportunity Forge has to deliver a new level of trusted data and transparency to the private market,” said Kelly Rodriques, CEO of Forge.

Natasha Brooks, SVP, Head of Data Sales

Brooks joins Forge with over 20 years of experience in launching and scaling financial markets analytics businesses ranging from start-ups to complex, global organizations. Previously, Brooks was Global Head of Sales, Investors at ION Analytics, where she was responsible for the commercial success of the investor growth segment. Prior to ION Analytics, Brooks spent over 15 years holding various senior commercial positions at Acuris, the last one being Head of Fixed Income Sales, Americas.

Brooks, who has a proven track record of driving rapid revenue growth, will be responsible for facilitating exponential expansion of data product adoption and will continue to build upon Forge’s commitment to serving the needs of institutional investors in the private market.

Harnalli DeepaSwamy, Vice President of Data, AI & Analytics Platform Engineering

DeepaSwamy brings over 20 years of distinguished expertise in data, analytics, AI, and strategy, delivering exceptional results through strategic leadership in various industries. Formerly, DeepaSwamy was the CTO, MD: Head of Data & AI/ML for the commercial bank at JPMorgan Chase & Co, where she led development of data and AI-centric products, insights, and data solutions that drove significant value for the bank. Prior to JPMC, DeepaSwamy was the Sr. Global Director for Data, Analytics & AI platforms at Data.ai.

At Forge, DeepaSwamy will lead the development and oversight of an enterprise data, AI, data governance and analytics strategy, ensuring the implementation of associated programs and methodologies that yield tangible business results.

About Forge

Forge is a leading provider of marketplace infrastructure, data services and technology solutions for private market participants. Forge Securities LLC is a registered broker-dealer and a Member of FINRA that operates an alternative trading system.

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Media Contact: Forge Lindsay Riddell press@forgeglobal.com

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