Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) announced this week that its Vice Chairman, Charles Vice, a long-standing employee with the company, will be retiring from his role, ending his twenty-year tenure with the exchange operator.
ICE operates exchanges and clearinghouses, most notably the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Furthermore, the company also provides data and listing services.
During the past two decades, Vice has seen ICE grow from a startup to a global leader in trading, markets, and data. According to the statement released by the company, he will leave his current role at the end of the first quarter of this year.
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Vice’s departure coincides with the company’s 20th anniversary. Although he will be stepping down from his role as Vice Chairman, he will remain as an advisor to the exchange operator for another two years, up until February of 2022.
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Commenting on the departure of Vice, Jeffrey Sprecher, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Intercontinental Exchange, said in the statement: “From ICE’s earliest days, and even before, Chuck Vice’s leadership, partnership and mentorship have helped shape our company through every stage of our evolution and growth.
“He has put an indelible imprint on our industry through innovation, technology, and the countless friendships he has forged across two decades — which will continue long into the future.”
Vice started off with the Intercontinental Exchange when it was known as Continental Power Exchange as an executive, prior to its rebirth. During his time with the exchange operator, he has served as Chief Operating Officer of ICE, commencing in 2001, and added the title of President in 2005. He was appointed Vice Chairman of the company in 2017.
Before he was at ICE, Vice earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama. He also received an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.