Robert Greifeld is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ), the largest U.S. electronic stock market. Since joining NASDAQ in May 2003, Greifeld has taken steps to sharpen the company's strategic direction, focusing its mission on being the premier U.S. equities market. The market's focus is to provide the most efficient, transparent trading platform for investors by leveraging NASDAQ's advanced trading technology; to capture the majority of U.S. IPOs and attract listings from competitive exchanges.
Prior to joining NASDAQ, Greifeld was an Executive Vice President with SunGard Data Systems Inc., a $6.2 billion market cap company, where he was responsible for all of SunGard's sell-side businesses and its buy-side transaction routing businesses. While serving as President Chief Operating Officer of Automated Securities Clearance, Inc. (ASC) from 1991-1999, Mr. Greifeld led the team that created BRASS and made it the industry standard trade order management system for NASDAQ stocks.
Greifeld holds a Masters in Business from New York University, Stern School of Business and B.A. in English from Iona College. His graduate school thesis was on the operation of The NASDAQ Stock Market.
Greifeld is an avid runner and has completed four marathons. He was recently named Chairman of the USA Track & Field Foundation.more » « less