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stock exchange executive

Robert Greifeld, American stock exchange executive. Named one of 25 Leaders Reshaping New York, Crain's New York magazine, 2008. Board trustees Iona College; chairman United States of America Track & Field Foundation, since 2004.


Greifeld was born in Queens, New York, to an Italian American mother and a father of Irish and German descent.


Bachelor in English, Iona College, New Rochelle, New York, 1979. Master of Business Administration, New York University Stern School Business, 1986.


Greifeld has focused the NASDAQ-OMX mission on being the premier U.S equities market, leveraging NASDAQ-OMX's fundamental market structure advantage. He has a 20-year history in technology, and as an entrepreneur created one of the first electronic stock order matching systems. He has led NASDAQ-OMX to nine straight quarters of top line growth.

The year 2006 was NASDAQ-OMX’s most successful since it began reporting financials in 1997. And in 2005, NASDAQ-OMX’s stock was the number one performer across all markets. Greifeld is an outspoken advocate for efficient capital markets, good regulation and ensuring that the U.S. markets continue to support business growth and innovation.

Prior to joining NASDAQ in May 2003, Greifeld was an executive Vice-President with SunGard Data Systems, Inc., a $6.2 billion market cap company. Greifeld holds a master's degree in business from the New York University Stern School of Business, and a B.A. in English from Iona College. Greifeld gave the commencement address at Simon's Rock College of Bard for the graduates of 2007 on May 19.

Early in Greifeld's career in the 1980s he was a District Manager for Unisys in Jericho, NY. From there he joined Automated Securities Clearance, Inc. and then Sunguard.


Board trustees Iona College. Chairman United States of America Track & Field Foundation, since 2004.


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Married Julia Greifeld. 3 children.

Julia Greifeld