Chief Executive Officer , NASDAQ OMX
Bob Greifeld is Chief Executive Officer of The NASDAQ OMX Group (NASDAQ: NDAQ), the world’s largest exchange company. Nasdaq OMX operates 22 markets, 10 clearing houses and supplies technology to 70 exchanges around the world. At $23.9 trillion, NASDAQ OMX was the leading global exchange based on value traded in 2008.
Since assuming leadership of NASDAQ in 2003, Mr. Greifeld has led NASDAQ OMX through a series of complex, innovative acquisitions that have extended its footprint across the world. 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. Greifeld has been a strong advocate of financial regulation and modernizing exchanges in order to increase transparency and market competitiveness. In January 2009, NASDAQ OMX was named “Company of the Year” by Forbes magazine. In March, NASDAQ OMX was ranked as one of the best performing companies in the U.S. as part of the “BusinessWeek 50” and was included on Fortune’s 2009 list of “Fastest Growing Companies”
Prior to joining NASDAQ OMX, Greifeld led the buy-side businesses for SunGard Data Systems. He was an entrepreneur for 10 years and with a small team, created what became the industry standard trade order management system for NASDAQ stocks. The company he led, Automated Securities Clearance and its technology platform, BRASS, was purchased by SunGard in 1999.
He holds a Masters in Business from New York University, Stern School of Business, and a B.A. in English from Iona College. His graduate school thesis was on the operation of The NASDAQ Stock Market.
Greifeld is a member of the Business Roundtable, the Financial Services Roundtable and the Partnership for New York City, an organization devoted to enhancing the local economy. He is also Chairman of the USA Track & Field Foundation, which supports emerging athletes and inner city youth athletics.