Nasdaq Promotes Strategy Chief as It Evolves

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Nasdaq's new Chief Strategy Officer, Jeremy Skule. Image credit: Nasdaq

Nasdaq announced Jeremy Skule has been promoted and will now serve as the stock exchange operator’s EVP and Chief Strategy Officer.

Until now Skule had served as the company’s Chief Marketing officer but with the promotion he will expanding the scope of his duties. As Nasdaq’s CSO, he will lead its Global Strategy Organization and oversee strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, venture investing, NasdaqNext innovation, and the company’s positioning as an innovative data, technology, and analytics leader. He will continue to oversee the company’s Marketing and Communications unit, which will now be part of the Global Strategy division.

Since joining Nasdaq in 2012, Skule has played an outsized role in the company’s strategy as he led Nasdaq’s global rebranding and helped draw up the company’s 2017 pivot to embrace its strengths in data, analytics, and technology. Before he joined Nasdaq, the GWU and Dickinson College graduate worked at UBS, where he led Marketing and Communications for the investment bank’s Wealth and led the financial services practice at Fleishman-Hillard, a division of Omnicom.

“Over the course of his tenure, Jeremy has been a driving force of positive change and significant progress at Nasdaq as we grow and evolve our brand and business,” Nasdaq President and CEO Adena Friedman said in a press release. “Our success requires us continually to assess, evolve and elevate our strategy to execute on our greatest ambitions. I am confident Jeremy will excel in continuing to move Nasdaq forward in this new role.”

Skule’s promotion comes as Ann Dennison, the company's Chief Accounting Officer, is set to step into the role of Chief Financial Officer following the retirement of current CFO Michael Ptasznik on March 1, 2021.

“There are incredible opportunities ahead for the company as we execute on our strategy, not only as a technology company, but also as a world leading listings venue and market operator, Skule stated. “I’m thrilled to be tasked with helping execute on this strategy.”

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