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Bob Greifeld


Bob Greifeld assumed leadership of Nasdaq in 2003, when the company's primary business was operating one equity market in the U.S. Today, Nasdaq is a leading participant in the exchange and technology sector, delivering trading, listing, intelligence, and public company services across six continents. 

During his tenure, Mr. Greifeld has led Nasdaq through a series of complex, innovative acquisitions that have extended the company’s footprint across the world, spanning all asset classes. In 2008, he led the Exchange's combination with Stockholm-based OMX AB, as well as acquisitions of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the Boston Stock Exchange and Nord Pool, Europe's largest power market. Nasdaq owns and operates 26 markets, one clearinghouse and five central securities depositories across the U.S. and Europe. Its technology drives more than 70 marketplaces worldwide. In January 2009, Nasdaq was named "Company of the Year" by Forbes magazine. Also in 2009, Nasdaq was ranked as one of the best performing companies in the U.S. as part of the BusinessWeek 50, and it was named to Fortune Magazine's annual list of 100 Fastest Growing Companies. 

Mr. Greifeld has been a strong advocate for modernizing exchanges and financial regulation to keep America's capital markets competitive. He has also called for CEOs to embrace sound, modern regulation as consistent with good business practices. Mr. Greifeld has been outspoken on a number of issues, including long-term U.S. fiscal debt, corporate tax reform, and the nation’s outmoded immigration policy, citing each as harmful to U.S. innovation and business growth. 

Prior to joining Nasdaq, Mr. Greifeld was an Executive Vice President at SunGard Data Systems, Inc. (“SunGard”), where he was responsible for all of SunGard’s sell-side businesses and its buy-side transaction routing businesses. Mr. Greifeld joined SunGard in 1999 through SunGard’s acquisition of Automated Securities Clearance, Inc. (“ASC”). From 1991-1999, Mr. Greifeld was the President and Chief Operating Officer at ASC.

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