Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE), a global operator of exchanges, clearinghouses, and data services has unveiled a series of executive changes to its management group, each of which are slated to take effect at the beginning of the month on February 1, 2016.
The new moves will start at the top, which will see the appointments and augmented roles for Lynn Martin, Ben Jackson, and Trabue Bland. More specifically, Mr. Jackson will be taking the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at ICE, where he will help focus on the integration planning and execution of the group’s acquisitions and joint ventures. Prior to the promotion, Mr. Jackson had been active at ICE, following his addition from SunGard back in 2011.
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Ms. Martin, the acting President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ICE Data Services, will now assume the additional responsibility for Interactive Data, following its acquisition last December. ICE Data Services covers a broad spectrum of operations, including ICE and NYSE market data, analytics, connectivity services, and interactive data. She has been a mainstay in the financial services industry for over fifteen years, originally working at NYSE as its CEO of NYSE Liffe U.S – past roles also include a stint as the COO of ICE Clear U.S.
Finally, Mr. Bland, the group’s Vice President of Regulation, has been elevated to the role of President of ICE Futures U.S. Over the past eight years, Mr. Bland has helped steer ICE’s efforts to facilitate US financial reform whilst coordinating ICE’s global response to compliance measures – he joined ICE back in 2007 from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
All three individuals will be reporting to ICE’s Chairman and CEO Jeffrey C. Sprecher. According to Mr. Sprecher in a statement on the appointments: “These promotions reflect our commitment to delivering on our strategic and financial objectives. And they reflect the contributions of these leaders in serving our customers in an evolving landscape, while establishing the next phase of our company’s growth.”