Feb 19, 2016
Adena Friedman serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Nasdaq. In this role, Ms. Friedman is responsible for overseeing all of the company’s business segments with a focus on driving efficiency, growth and expansion. She has P&L responsibility as well as oversight for day-to-day business operations for each of the company’s business units, including Listing Services, Information Services (comprising Index and Data), Technology Solutions (comprising Market Technology and Corporate Solutions) and Global Trading & Market Services.
Ms. Friedman rejoined Nasdaq in 2014 as President, after serving as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group from March 2011 to June 2014.
Before Carlyle, Ms. Friedman was a key member of Nasdaq’s management team for over a decade, serving in a variety of roles including head of the company’s data products business, head of corporate strategy, as well its Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Friedman is credited with significant contributions to the strategy and expansion of the organization, helping to create one of the most diversified exchanges in the world today. She played an instrumental role in the company’s acquisition strategy, overseeing the acquisitions of INET, OMX, and the Philadelphia and Boston Exchanges. She originally joined Nasdaq in 1993.
Ms. Friedman earned an M.B.A. from Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a B.A. in political science from Williams College in Massachusetts.