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Jeff Sprecher is a founder of IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), serving as the company's Chief Executive Officer since May 2000 and as the Chairman of the Board since November 2002. Under Mr. Sprecher’s guidance, ICE expanded into global markets for agriculture, credit default swaps, emissions, energy, equity indexes and foreign exchange, and extended its business into central clearing. Today, ICE operates three regulated futures exchanges, an over-the-counter (OTC) credit market and five clearing houses globally.
As a power plant developer, Mr. Sprecher recognized the need among energy market participants for an accessible, standardized electronic marketplace for OTC energy contracts. He purchased Continental Power Exchange (CPEX) in 1997 to achieve his vision of an efficient market that would bring transparency and capital efficiency to previously opaque and fragmented markets. IntercontinentalExchange was formed in 2000 and the company completed its initial public offering in 2005.
Mr. Sprecher's leadership has been characterized by a focus on innovation, transparency and capital efficiency in the global derivatives markets. He has led numerous strategic initiatives that have enabled ICE to expand from a single asset class — energy — into a broad range of asset classes today. These initiatives have included numerous acquisitions, including the International Petroleum Exchange of London (2001), the New York Board of Trade (2007), Creditex (2008), The Clearing Corporation (2009) and the Climate Exchange (2010). In December of 2012 ICE announced an agreement to acquire market operator NYSE Euronext. Regulatory and shareholder approvals are expected to be finalized in the second half of 2013.
In addition to expanding through acquisitions, Mr. Sprecher has focused ICE's resources on organic growth, including developing the industry's first cleared OTC contracts (2002), building the first new major clearing house in the U.K. in over a century (2008), and launching the world's leading clearing house for credit derivatives (2009).
Mr. Sprecher's leadership has been recognized by Businessweek, Institutional Investor and a number of other industry publications. He was selected as a finalist in Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year program in 2002 and by MarketWatch as one of five finalists in the "MarketWatch CEO of the Year" program in 2006. Also in 2006, ICE's stock was named the best 1-year performer by The Wall Street Journal, and in 2010 the company was named as the fastest growing company in the Financial Services category by Fortune magazine.
Mr. Sprecher serves on the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Global Market Advisory Committee and is a member of the Energy Security Leadership Council.
Prior to acquiring CPEX, Mr. Sprecher held a number of positions in the power industry. For 14 years, he served as President of Western Power Group, Inc., a developer, owner and operator of large central-station power plants in California.
Raised in Wisconsin, Mr. Sprecher earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
From 1999 until his retirement in 2000, Mr. Crisp served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Coral Energy, a Shell Oil affiliate responsible for wholesale natural gas and power marketing and trading services. He joined Coral Energy as President and Chief Operating Officer in 1998. From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Crisp was President of the power generation group of Houston Industries. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Tejas Gas Corporation from 1988 to 1996.
Mr. Crisp served as a Vice President, Executive Vice President and President at Houston Pipeline Co. from 1985 to 1988, he served as Executive Vice President of Perry Gas Co. Inc. from 1982 to 1985 and he was with Conoco, Inc., where he held various domestic and international positions in engineering, operations and management from 1969 to 1982.
Mr. Crisp currently serves as a Director of EOG Resources, Inc., AGL Resources, Inc., and Targa Resources, Corp.
Mr. Crisp earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University and completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business.
In 2004, Mr. Forneri founded Bucephale Finance, a boutique M&A firm specializing in large transactions for French corporations, foreign investors and private equity firms. He remains senior partner of the firm. For the seven years prior to Bucephale's founding, Mr. Forneri headed the investment banking business of Credit Suisse First Boston in Paris. He was Managing Director and Head of Credit Suisse First Boston France S.A., and Vice Chairman, Europe. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Forneri was a Partner of Demachy Worms & Cie Finance, where he was in charge of investment banking activities of Group Worms. From 1988 to 1994, Mr. Forneri was CEO of Skis Rossignol, a worldwide listed leader in the ski industry.
Mr. Forneri is on the Board of Directors of Balmain SA, SAFRAN Group and Grand Port Maritime de Marseille.
Mr. Forneri holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the Ecole Nationale d'Adminstration.
Senator Gregg has been a Director of IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) since March 2011.
Prior to joining the ICE board, Senator Gregg spent over three decades in public office, most recently serving as the United States Senator from the State of New Hampshire from 1993 to 2011. During his tenure in the Senate, Senator Gregg served on a number of key Senate Committees including Budget; Appropriations; Government Affairs; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Commerce, Science and Transportation; Foreign Relations; and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He has served as the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee as well as chairman of various sub-committees.
Senator Gregg served as Governor of New Hampshire from 1989 to 1993 and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire's 2nd district from 1981 to 1989. Before public service, Senator Gregg was an attorney and businessman.
Senator Gregg earned an undergraduate degree from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor and a Master of Laws from Boston University School of Law.
Fred Hatfield has been a Director of IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) since May 2007. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of ICE Futures U.S.
Mr. Hatfield is the founder of Hatfield Advisory Services. Mr. Hatfield served as a member of the Obama Economic Policy Advisory Committee, Competitiveness: Strengthening America's Business Climate. Prior to that, Mr. Hartfield served as a Public Policy Advisor at Patton Boggs, LLP from 2006 to 2007 and he was Commisssioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from 2004 to 2006. Before joining the CFTC, Mr. Hatfield served as Chief of Staff to former Senator John Breaux (D-LA) from 1995 to 2004, and former House Majority Whip, Tony Coelho (D-CA) from 1980 to 1989. Mr. Hatfield has over twenty years experience in the areas of energy, private equity/venture capital/hedge funds, and financial services and products. Mr. Hatfield served as Deputy Commissioner General of the U.S. Pavilion at the World's Fair in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1998.
Mr. Hatfield earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from California State University, Fresno.
Dr. Terrence Martell has been a Director of IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) since January 2007. He also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of ICE Futures U.S., as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ICE Clear U.S. and on the Board of Managers of ICE Clear Credit.
Dr. Martell is the Director of the Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College/CUNY, where he is also the Saxe Distinguished Professor of Finance. As Director of the Weissman Center for International Business, Dr. Martell oversees a myriad of international programs and projects and is a leading authority on international commodity markets and conducts extensive research in this area. Prior to joining Baruch College in 1988, Dr. Martell was Senior Vice President of the Commodity Exchange, Inc. in New York City.
Dr. Martell is on the Board of VVC Exploration Corporation, the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Chamber. Dr. Martell also is a member of the New York City District Export Council of the U.S. Department of Commerce and a Trustee of City University of New York.
Dr. Martell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Iona College and a Doctor of Philosophy in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University.
Sir Callum McCarthy joined the Board of Directors of IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) in October 2009. He also serves on the Board of Directors of ICE Futures Europe, a subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange.
Sir Callum McCarthy is the former Chairman of the U.K. Financial Services Authority (the "FSA"), a role he held from September 2003 until September 2008. Before his post at the FSA, Sir Callum was Chairman and Chief Executive of Ofgem, the economic regulator of the gas and electricity industries in the U.K., from 1998 to 2003. Prior to Ofgem, Sir Callum held numerous senior level positions in the financial services industry from 1985 to 1998, including Barclays Bank (North America and Japan), Barclays de Zoete Wedd (BZW) and Kleinwort Benson. He also held various posts in the U.K. Department of Trade and Industry from 1972 to 1985.
Sir Callum joined the Boards of Directors of a Dutch bank, NIBC, and a U.K. bank, One Savings Bank, in February 2011. In November 2009, he was appointed chairman of JC Flowers & Co. UK Ltd. and in December 2009, he joined the Board of Directors of Industrial & Commercial Bank of China. Sir Callum is a Non-Executive Director of HM Treasury and a Trustee of the University of Oxford Saïd Business School.
Sir Callum holds a Master of Science from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was a Sloan fellow, a Master of Arts in History from Merton College at Oxford University and a Doctorate in Economics from Stirling University.
Sir Bob spent much of his career at Shell International Petroleum Company Limited, and served as Chairman and Chief Executive of Shell U.K. Limited from 1985 to 1990. During his tenure at Shell, Sir Bob spent much of his career overseas, including posts in Brunei, Nigeria, Thailand and Australia. He became Chairman of the British Railways Board in 1990 and held this post until 1995. From 1997 to 2004 he was the Deputy Governor of the Halifax Bank of Scotland.
Sir Bob serves on the Boards of Directors of Benella Limited, Diligenta Limited, Jubilant Energy NV and EEA Helicopter Operations B.V. He received his Knighthood in Queen Elizabeth's 1990 Birthday Honours.
Sir Bob graduated in Political Economy and Modern History at St Andrew's University.
Frederic Salerno has been a Director of the IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) since November 2002.
Mr. Salerno is the former Vice Chairman of Verizon Communications, Inc. Before the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE Corporation, Mr. Salerno was Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Bell Atlantic and served in the Office of the Chairman from 1997 to 2001. Prior to joining Bell Atlantic, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of New England Telephone from 1985 to 1987, President and Chief Executive Officer of New York Telephone from 1987 to 1991 and Vice Chairman, Finance and Business Development at NYNEX from 1991 to 1997.
Mr. Salerno currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Viacom, Inc., Akamai Technologies, Inc., CBS Corporation and National Fuel Gas Company.
Mr. Salerno earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Manhattan College and a Masters of Business Administration from Adelphi University.
Ms. Sprieser founded Transora, Inc., technology software and services company in 2000 and served as its Chief Executive Officer until 2005.
Prior to founding Transora, Ms. Sprieser was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sara Lee Corporation.
Ms. Sprieser serves on the Board of Directors of Allstate Corporation, Reckitt-Benckiser PLC, Royal Ahold, N.V. and Experian plc.
Ms. Sprieser earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University.
Mr. Tese currently serves as Chairman of Wireless Cable International and Premier American Bank. He was appointed Superintendent of Banks by Governor Mario M. Cuomo in 1983 and served New York State until December 1994, through the duration of the Cuomo Administration. In March 1985, Mr. Tese was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Development Corporation and, in 1987, Director of Economic Development for New York State. He was appointed a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 1991 and elected its Vice Chairman in 1992.
Before his career in public service, Mr. Tese was a partner at the law firm Tese & Tese from 1973 to 1977. From 1977 to 1982, he was a partner at the Sinclair Group, a commodities trading and investment management company. In 1976, Mr. Tese co-founded Cross Country Cable TV, which operated cable television systems in New Jersey, Virginia, Illinois, Arizona, California and Puerto Rico.
Mr. Tese serves on the Board of Directors of Bond Street Holdings, LLC, Cablevision Systems Corporation, Municipal Art Society, Madison Square Garden, Inc and Mack-Cali Reality Co. He is a Trustee of New York University School of Law and New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Mr. Tese earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Pace University. Following two years as first lieutenant with the U.S. Army, he earned a law degree from Brooklyn Law School and a L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.