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Nasdaq Leadership

The leadership team and the business unit senior vice presidents work collectively to bolster Nasdaq as a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents.

Nasdaq Leadership

Our Leadership

Our leadership team is composed of an exceptional group of executives who are committed to helping our clients achieve their greatest ambitions.

Executive Team

Executive Team members are fulfilling our client commitment in a number of ways, from championing technology and market innovation and creating exciting client growth opportunities to remaining at the forefront of capital market development and evolution.

Adena T. FriedmanADENA T. FRIEDMAN >

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Friedman assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq on January 1, 2017 and is a member of the Board of Directors. Ms. Friedman brings more than 20 years of industry leadership and expertise and is credited with significant contributions that shaped Nasdaq’s strategic transformation to a leading global exchange and technology solutions company with operations on six continents.

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Michael PtasznikMICHAEL PTASZNIK >

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Michael Ptasznik is a twenty-year veteran of the exchange industry, joining Nasdaq in July 2016 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Read Full Profile >


Brad Peterson - hi resBRAD PETERSON >

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Chief Information Officer

Brad Peterson runs the Global Technology Services group, which develops and delivers innovative, cost efficient and short time-to-market technology solutions with measurable results to our business partners and customers around the world. Read Full Profile >


Ed Knight - hi resEDWARD S. KNIGHT

Executive Vice President, Global Chief Legal and Policy Officer

Ed Knight provides legal counsel to senior management and leads many Nasdaq teams, including legal, government relations, listing qualifications, market regulation, corporate governance and the office of economic research. Read Full Profile >

Nelson Griggs - hi resNELSON GRIGGS >

Executive Vice President, Corporate Services & President, Nasdaq Stock Exchange

Mr. Griggs oversees Nasdaq’s new listings and capital market business as well as global business development and relationship management with the 3,500 companies listed on Nasdaq’s listing markets around the world. Mr. Griggs also serves as a board member of the Nasdaq Private Market. Read Full Profile >


Lars Ottersgård - hi resLARS OTTERSGARD >

Executive Vice President, Head of Market Technology

Lars Ottersgård serves as Executive Vice President and Head of Market Technology of Nasdaq, a role he was promoted to in 2014. Mr. Ottersgård is responsible for overseeing product development and management, as well as the growth and expansion of the Market Technology business. Read Full Profile >


Thomas Wittman - hi resTHOMAS A. WITTMAN >

Executive Vice President & Advisor

Thomas (Tom) A. Wittman is Executive Vice President and Advisor, managing Nasdaq Fixed Income. He previously served as Head of Global Trading and Market Services and CEO of the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, where he was responsible for the management, operations and strategic direction of our diverse set of global businesses spanning cash equities, clearing, commodities, derivatives, fixed income and trade management services. Read Full Profile >


Bjørn Sibbern - hi resBJØRN SIBBERN >

President, European Markets

Bjørn Sibbern is President of European Markets. In his role, Bjørn is responsible for managing trading, clearing, settlement and data businesses in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and the three Baltic countries. Read Full Profile >


Lauren DillardLAUREN DILLARD >

Executive Vice President, Global Information Services

Lauren Dillard is the Executive Vice President of Global Information Services. In this role, Lauren is responsible for the strategic direction and overseeing all aspects of the company’s Index and Data Products businesses which provide solutions, intelligence and insight to the global capital markets. Read Full Profile >


Tal CohenTAL COHEN >

Executive Vice President & Head of North American Market Services

Tal Cohen is Executive Vice President and Head of North American Market Services at Nasdaq. In this capacity, he is responsible for client relations and driving growth across cash equities, derivatives, commodities, clearing and trade management services across Nasdaq’s U.S. and Canadian businesses. Read Full Profile >


Jeremy Skule - hi resJEREMY SKULE >

Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Jeremy Skule is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Nasdaq. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s Global Marketing, Corporate Communications, Social Media and Social Responsibility as well as Digital and Design functions. Mr. Skule brings more than 20 years of global brand building experience including a special emphasis on reputation/issue management, integrated business marketing, strategic communications and investor relations. Read Full Profile >


Bryan Smith - hi resBRYAN SMITH >

Chief People Officer

Bryan Smith is Chief People Officer and is responsible for all aspects of global human resources, including HR business advisement, talent management, compensation, benefits, and recruitment. Read Full Profile >


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With coordinated leadership, the company provides a diverse portfolio of solutions, that enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets.

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