The Nasdaq GIS Sales Team

Nasdaq Global Information Services, covering a wealth of data products, services and index solutions, provides financial professionals and investors with the insights needed to stay a step ahead of the competition. Nasdaq’s innovative data sets, robust infrastructure and high-quality dissemination options are built with our clients’ unique needs in mind, to help you effectively navigate an increasingly complex world of information to make more insightful decisions.

Oliver Albers, Global Head of Sales (Rockville, MD / New York, NY)

Oliver joined Nasdaq in 2001 and over the past 15 years has been instrumental in many milestone developments for Nasdaq. Accomplishments include assisting with the launch of the Nasdaq Closing Cross and subsequent development and distribution of Net Order Imbalance Information; aiding in the strategic development and introduction of Nasdaq Basic (which has saved the industry upwards of $223 million); as well as overseeing the launch of Nasdaq Last Sale, which has transformed online distribution of stock prices to the public. His team is focused on delivering real-time and historical data products that provide unsurpassed market transparency to institutional, retail and individual investors.

Oliver and his team also provide value-added consultative services to a diverse client base ranging from on-line portals institutions to fintech startups.

Oliver holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Ohio University and a M.B.A from The George Washington University.

Americas Team

Brandon Tepper - thumbBrandon Tepper, Head of Americas Sales (New York, NY)

Brandon has been with Nasdaq since 2000, joining the Market Data team in 2008. Leveraging more than 15 years of fin-tech industry experience, Brandon serves as a relationship manager for a wide variety of global market data clients, focusing primarily on the New York-Metro and California regions.

Previously, he was a Director for the Nasdaq Market Intelligence Desk (MID), leading all MID technical aspects.

Brandon holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland.

Michael Markes - thumbMichael Markes, Managing Director (New York, NY)

Based in New York, Michael primarily focuses on clients in New England, New York City area, as well as Central and South America. He joined Nasdaq in 2010, and has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry working at Thomson Reuters, BT Radianz and The London Stock Exchange.

Michael has a B.A. Joint Honors in French and German from the University of Hull, England.

Devin McCarthy - thumbDevin McCarthy, Managing Director (New York, NY)

Devin primarily oversees accounts from the Mid-Atlantic to the South Eastern United States. He has been with Nasdaq for five years, originally joining the team as Sales Analyst and quickly becoming a valuable member of the sales team.

He holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of South Carolina.

European Team

James McKeone - thumbJames McKeone, Head of European Sales (London)

In this role, James is responsible for leading the European Nordics data team. A key part of his role is to build and maintain long-term partnerships with clients and business leaders, and to influence the European side of the business by staying ahead of trends and regulations affecting the market. Prior to joining Nasdaq, James was a sales manager at Bloomberg LP.

James has a B.A. from Bristol University, UK, and is fluent in both French and German.

Thomas Bregnbak - thumbThomas Bregnbak, Managing Director (Copenhangen, Denmark)

Thomas is based in Copenhagen, Denmark and is the lead account manager for Denmark and Southern Europe. He has more than ten years of experience working in the financial sector, working as a sales trader and investment banker prior to joining Nasdaq.

Thomas is fluent in Danish, English, Swedish, Norwegian, and conversational in Spanish and German. He has passed the NASD Series 7, 66 & 31 and holds an M.S. from Johnson and Wales University.

Sonja Salminen - thumbSonja Salminen, Managing Director (Helsinki, Finland)

Sonja oversees account management for the territories of Finland, France, UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Poland. She has over fifteen years of experience in market data and has worked at Nasdaq, former OMX and HEX Helsinki Stock Exchange market data since 2001. Prior to that she held sales positions at Bridge Information Systems (current division of Thomson Reuters) and Vapo Oy Biotech.

Sonja holds a Master´s degree from the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry majoring in Forest Economics.

Asia Pacific Team

Tomas Franczyk - thumbTomas Franczyk, Managing Director (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Tomas F. oversees account management in Northern Europe and the Asian Pacific region. His clientele includes market data vendors, software providers, media companies, buy side firms and sell side firms. He also supports development of new data products and enhancement of existing data and index products by serving as a liaison between assigned firms and Nasdaq staff.

Tomas holds a Bachelor in Market Economics from the Copenhagen Business School.

Conrad Chow - thumbConrad Chow, Sales Specialist (Hong Kong, China)

Conrad joined the Global Data team in 2016, primarily focuses on clients and prospects within the Asian Pacific region, especially the Greater China region. Before joining Nasdaq, Conrad was part of the Asian Pacific Sales Team at S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Conrad holds a MSc. in International Management from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Index Sales Team

Robert J. Hughes - thumbRobert J. Hughes, Head of Index and Advisor Solutions (New York, NY)  

Robert is responsible for managing and developing the Nasdaq Global Index business across the index licensing, benchmarking and custom calculation segments. He works with his global team to devise strategies and create business opportunities for current and prospective clients. Hughes previously served as Director for the Independent Research Network (IRN), a joint venture co-owned by Nasdaq® and Reuters. He spent more than a decade in Investors Relations and was also employed with Morgan Stanley as a financial advisor.

Hughes received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and was a Monogram winner for the University’s nationally-renowned football team.

John Cassano - thumbJohn Cassano, Managing Director, Indexes (New York, NY)

John focuses on developing strategic relationships with institutions for benchmark analysis and calculation services. He has spent his career in the indexing world, previously serving as North American Sales Manager at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Baris Parla - thumbBaris Parla, Managing Director, Indexes (London, UK)

Baris focuses on promoting Nasdaq’s suite of 40,000+ indices to be used as benchmarks, or as the basis of Indexed Funds, OTC, Securitized Products or ETPs in EMEA/Asia Region. He previously served as an Associate Director at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Baris holds a Master’s Degree in International Business & Marketing from the Institute Superieur de Gestion and is fluent/proficient in English, French, Spanish and Turkish.

Sean Wasserman - thumbSean Wasserman, Managing Director, Indexes (New York, NY)

Sean is responsible for sales and account management for the Nasdaq Global Indexes business in the Americas. His focus is on expanding the adoption of Nasdaq's benchmark services across the institutional investment community, managing relationships across the buy-side, sell-side, custodians, software vendors, institutional investment consultants, and asset owners. Sean has more than 10 years of experience in the index business across all aspects of business development.

Sean holds a B.S. in Finance and a B.A. in Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland and an MBA in Finance from the Fordham Graduate School of Business.

Andy Hyer - thumbAndy Hyer, Client Portfolio Manager, CFP®, CIMA®, CMT

Andy is a Client Portfolio Manager and Senior Analyst at Dorsey Wright & Associates, a Nasdaq Company, in Pasadena, CA. He is responsible for sales and service of investment strategies across Dorsey Wright’s funds, ETFs and SMA accounts. He is also a regular contributor to Dorsey Wright research reports.

Since joining Dorsey Wright in 2004, he has authored original research on the subject of technical analysis and speaks and writes regularly on the topic of momentum investing. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM, Certified Investment Management Analyst, and a Chartered Market Technician. He holds a B.S. from Utah State University with a dual degree in Finance and Economics.

Dorsey, Wright & Associates, a Nasdaq company, is a registered investment advisory firm based in Richmond, Virginia. Since 1987, Dorsey Wright has been a leading advisor to Wall Street and investment managers worldwide. Dorsey Wright provides three essential services for their clients: comprehensive investment research and analysis, professional money management for institutions and individuals, and sub-advisory and licensing services to mutual funds and ETF providers.

Nasdaq Fixed Income Team

Peter Hald, - thumbPeter Hald, Head of Nasdaq Fixed Income Sales (London)

Peter manages the Nasdaq Fixed Income Data Sales group and has been with Nasdaq since 2013.

Prior to joining Nasdaq Peter worked at Inter-dealer broker BGC Partners heading-up their data sales team , and for Thomson Financial in a number of senior roles in New York and London including the launch of ILX Systems (now known as Thomson One), AutEx, Portia, and Beta Systems. He started his career selling IBM equipment to Wall Street and was hired by customer E.F. Hutton where he was soon posted to London to run the European division of their correspondent brokerage and information services group.

Peter lives in West London with his family and enjoys his passion for rugby, music and travel.

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