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Jeffrey Sprecher, Chair & Chief Executive Officer, Intercontinental Exchange

Jeff Sprecher is Founder, Chair and CEO of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) and a pioneer of digital networks and the electronification of trading and marketplaces.

Reflecting Sprecher’s vision and leadership, ICE, co-headquartered in Atlanta and New York, has grown from a startup in in 2000, purely focused on making energy trading transparent, to a diversified, subscription-driven Fortune 500 company with nearly 10,000 employees. ICE operates exchanges and clearinghouses around the world, provides market-leading solutions in fixed income and data services, and is transforming the mortgage industry by digitizing the end-to-end process of buying a home. Now in its third decade, the company that Sprecher and his team have built, through organic growth and acquisitions, delivers over $6 billion in annual revenue with market capitalization of over $75 billion.

It started with an entrepreneur’s dream and $1,000. That’s what Sprecher paid to buy the struggling Continental Power Exchange in 1997, in addition to assuming the company’s outstanding debt.

Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, educated as a chemical engineer at the University of Wisconsin and an MBA at Pepperdine, Sprecher learned early on in his parents’ garage how to break down systems to their component parts and rebuild them better, faster, and more resilient. It started with a toaster oven at age six, advanced to a Toyota and, decades later, expanded to global asset exchanges.

Sprecher began on a shoestring by spotting inefficiencies in the power market and resolving to fix them. Tirelessly enlisting major banks, energy companies, and utilities to his cause, Intercontinental Exchange was born, eventually going public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005 under the ticker symbol ICE. From its humble beginnings, a string of innovations and acquisitions quickly followed, beginning with buying the International Petroleum Exchange in 2001, the New York Board of Trade in 2007, Creditex in 2008, the Clearing Corporation in 2009 the Climate Exchange in 2010 and the NYSE itself in 2013. Sprecher became Chair of the NYSE following ICE’s acquisition, overseeing a complete overhaul of the Exchange, serving in that role for eight years through 2021.

The deals Sprecher put together created what are now known as ICE Futures Europe, ICE Clear Europe, ICE Futures U.S., and ICE Clear U.S., and led to a top-to-bottom reimagination and expansion of the NYSE, now known as NYSE Group. But exchanges and clearinghouses are only part of the ICE story. ICE’s major acquisition of Interactive Data Corporation in 2015 and a string of deals in the mortgage space, culminating in its purchase of Elle Mae in 2020, have coalesced into two other business segments -- ICE Fixed Income and Data Services, and ICE Mortgage Technology -- together forming today’s company.

Along the way, as the world evolves toward a more digital, efficient, and green future, ICE continues to innovate under Sprecher’s leadership. The company, formed with a simple idea and small check, now helps in myriad ways to drive transparency in trading, clearing, capital formation and risk management; it advances technology through its high quality and market leading data and solutions; and now it makes the dream of home ownership easier and less expensive for millions by digitizing the mortgage process.

Sprecher is often credited with “seeing around corners” in the intersecting world of finance and technology. These days, amid the energy transition, that trait is underscored by his anticipation years ago of the globalization of natural gas and demand for carbon-offset trading. Similarly, Sprecher’s launch of Bakkt in 2018 foresaw expanded adoption of bitcoin and digital assets. In reality, seeing around corners is a theme woven throughout Sprecher’s more than 20 years of creating, leading, and growing ICE. For that, and for delivering to ICE shareholders a consistent compound annual growth rate of 17% over the span of 2006 to 2021, Sprecher has been hailed as one of Barron’s “World’s Best CEOs” for six consecutive years, among a host of other honors and awards for his leadership and philanthropy.

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Benjamin Jackson, President,
Intercontinental Exchange

Ben Jackson is President of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). Jackson oversees ICE’s global technology, information security, operations and is responsible for coordinating global futures and OTC trading businesses. Additionally, he leads the integration planning and execution of ICE’s acquisitions and joint ventures and serves as the Chair of ICE Mortgage Technology.

Jackson previously served as Chief Commercial Officer for Intercontinental Exchange, and prior to that President and Chief Operating Officer of ICE Futures U.S. Jackson joined ICE in July 2011 from SunGard, a leading software and technology provider to commodity market participants. At SunGard, he led the company's energy and commodities business segment as Senior Executive Vice President. Prior to that, he served as President of SunGard's Kiodex commodity risk management platform.

Jackson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from John Carroll University with supporting studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Warren Gardiner, Chief Financial Officer,
Intercontinental Exchange

Warren Gardiner has served as Chief Financial Officer of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) since May 2021. He is responsible for all aspects of ICE’s finance and accounting functions, treasury, tax, audit and controls and investor relations. From July 2017 to May 2021, Gardiner served as ICE’s VP of Investor Relations where he led strategic and financial communications with ICE’s stakeholders as well as playing an integral role in the Company’s business development initiatives.

Gardiner brings over 15 years of financial analysis and research experience. Before joining ICE in 2017, he served as a research analyst covering Financial Information and Exchanges equities at Evercore. Prior to that, he was an equity research analyst at Barclays.

Gardiner earned a Bachelor of Arts in Managerial Economics from Union College and is a CFA Charterholder.

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Lynn Martin, President, NYSE Group &

Chair, ICE Fixed Income & Data Services

Lynn Martin is President of NYSE Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). NYSE Group includes the New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest stock market and premier venue for capital raising, as well as four fully electronic equity markets and two options exchanges.

Martin is also Chair of Fixed Income & Data Services at ICE, which includes ICE Bonds execution venues, securities pricing and analytics, reference data, indices, desktop solutions, consolidated feeds and connectivity services that cover all major asset classes. Most recently, she was President of Fixed Income & Data Services and earlier served as President of ICE Data Services, COO of ICE Clear U.S., and in a number of leadership roles including CEO of NYSE Liffe U.S. and CEO of New York Portfolio Clearing. Martin began her career at IBM in its Global Services organization.

Martin holds a BS in Computer Science from Manhattan College and an MA in Statistics from Columbia University. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Partnership for New York City and the Inner-City Scholarship Fund. Martin also serves on the Manhattan College Board of Trustees as well as the Advisory Board of the School of Science and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society.

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Trabue Bland, Senior Vice President, Futures Exchanges,
Intercontinental Exchange

Trabue Bland is SVP, Futures Exchanges at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) and oversees all of ICE’s futures exchanges globally. Bland previously served as President of ICE Futures U.S. as well as VP of Regulation where he managed ICE’s regulatory efforts globally, with an emphasis on CFTC regulation. He also serves on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee.

Prior to joining ICE in 2007, Bland was Legal Counsel to Acting Chairman Walter Lukken at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He was also a trial attorney in the Division of Enforcement and an attorney in the Division of Clearing and Intermediary Oversight.

Before joining the Commission, Bland was in private practice at Balch and Bingham, LLP. He served on the staff of Senator Thad Cochran before attending law school. Bland holds a law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Washington and Lee University.

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Christopher Edmonds, Chief Development Officer,
Intercontinental Exchange

Chris Edmonds is the Chief Development Officer at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). Edmonds oversees all of ICE’s clearing house operations and the global risk management team. Additionally, he coordinates the company’s marketing and public relations endeavors. He previously served as Global Head of Clearing & Risk and SVP of Financial Markets, where he oversaw the development of initiatives within ICE’s exchanged listed and OTC financial markets, and President of ICE Clear Credit, ICE’s credit default swap (CDS) clearing house.

Prior to joining ICE in February 2010, Edmonds was Chief Executive Officer of the International Derivatives Exchange Group (IDCG) a clearing house for interest rate swaps. Prior to IDCG, Edmonds was the Chief Development Officer for ICAP Energy. Edmonds held a variety of positions at ICAP between 2002 and 2008, and at APB Energy between 1997 and 2002. His professional career prior to APB Energy focused on advising businesses on strategic planning in the areas of technology, sales and marketing and operations.

Edmonds earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Douglas Foley, Senior Vice President, HR & Administration,
Intercontinental Exchange

Doug Foley is Senior Vice President of HR & Administration at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). In addition to other duties, Foley has overall responsibility for ICE’s global human resource and real estate functions.

Prior to joining ICE in 2008, Foley worked in the Performance & Reward practice at Ernst & Young LLP in Atlanta. Foley previously worked in Global Compensation & Rewards at Delta Air Lines and began his career as a pension actuary, holding various roles at Ernst & Young LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP.

Foley holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Risk Management & Insurance both from Georgia State University.

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Jennifer Ilkiw, President,
ICE Futures U.S.

Jennifer Ilkiw is President of ICE Futures U.S., a regulated futures exchange and a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). She previously served as ICE’s Head of Asia Pacific where she managed the sales operations and overall business affairs for ICE in the region. Ilkiw played an instrumental role in ICE’s acquisition of Singapore Mercantile Exchange in 2014 and the subsequent development of ICE’s first exchange and clearing house in the region.

Prior to joining ICE in 2007, Ilkiw opened and managed the Asia Pacific office of the New York Mercantile Exchange and helped to develop Singapore as a commodity derivatives trading center in her role with the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Ilkiw earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Queens’ University in Canada and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto in Canada.

Amanda Hindlian, President, Fixed Income & Data Services,
Intercontinental Exchange

Amanda Hindlian is President of Fixed Income & Data Services at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). She is responsible for managing ICE’s global fixed income and data business, including pricing and analytics, reference data, indices, desktop solutions, consolidated feeds, connectivity services and the ICE Bonds execution venues.

Hindlian started at ICE as Global Head of Capital Markets for NYSE Group, where she oversaw the team responsible for attracting new listings to the Exchange. In that role, Hindlian worked with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, private equity firms and investment banks to advise private companies as they move toward an NYSE public listing, whether through traditional IPOs, SPAC combinations or Direct Listings.

Prior to joining ICE in 2021, Hindlian was a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Global Investment Research at Goldman Sachs, where she oversaw a range of business functions, including technology, digital strategy and legal and compliance matters. She also served as president of the firm’s think tank, the Global Markets Institute.

Hindlian held a number of other positions during her nearly twenty-year career at Goldman Sachs. She served in the Executive Office, working alongside the firm's senior management, including the Chairman and CEO, and was Secretary to the Management Committee. She also led the Client Strategy Group within the Office of the Chairman. Hindlian began her career at Goldman Sachs as an Equity Research analyst in the Technology sector.>

Hindlian holds a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from Wellesley College.

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Stanislav Ivanov, President,
ICE Clear Credit

Stan Ivanov is President of ICE Clear Credit, an Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) clearing house. He previously served as Chief Risk Officer at ICE Clear Credit and ICE Trust US. He was responsible for the design, implementation and execution of all credit default swap (CDS) risk management efforts. Ivanov was instrumental to the launch of the CDS clearing services at ICE Trust US and ICE Clear Europe in 2009.

Prior to joining ICE, Ivanov held the position of Chief Risk Officer at LJM Partners where he was responsible for the development of new investment strategies and portfolio hedging trading. From April 2000 to April 2007 Ivanov managed and supervised the quantitative risk management modeling efforts at The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC). He was the architect of OCC’s risk management approach known as System for Theoretical Analysis and Numerical Simulations (STANS).

Ivanov received his PhD degree from Tulane University in the field of Quantum Mechanics. He also holds a Master of Science in Financial Mathematics from The University of Chicago, and Masters’ degrees in Chemical Physics and International Relations from The University of Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Mayur Kapani, Chief Technology Officer,
Intercontinental Exchange

Mayur Kapani is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) where he oversees all global technology development groups within ICE. He also leads technology diligence on all of ICE’s acquisitions.

Prior to his role as CTO, Kapani served as SVP, Trading Technology. Since joining ICE, Kapani assumed technology responsibility for all ICE futures and options exchange platforms, ICE Trade Vault, ICE Benchmark Administration and ICE Data Derivatives.

Kapani was recognized by Institutional Investor in the Trading Technology 40, an industry ranking of the leading technology executives in the financial markets, in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Before joining ICE in 2006, Kapani was Vice President of Options Development at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, where he focused on the development of several initiatives including the transition of trading from a floor-based model to a high performance electronic platform.

Kapani holds a Bachelors of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and also completed the Wharton Management Program.

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Elizabeth King, President, Sustainable Finance &

Chief Regulatory Officer,
Intercontinental Exchange

Elizabeth King is President, Sustainable Finance, ICE’s product initiative around sustainable investing. In this role, she also oversees the NYSE’s Board Advisory Council, which works with the CEOs of NYSE-listed firms to identify diverse candidates for boards of directors of venture-funded and newly public companies. As ICE’s Chief Regulatory Officer, King oversees the company’s global regulatory and government affairs initiatives.

Prior to 2022, King was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of NYSE Group and, prior to joining ICE in March 2014, Deputy General Counsel and Global Head of Regulatory Affairs at securities trading firm KCG Holdings, Inc. Before joining KCG, she was Associate Director, Division of Trading and Markets at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where she was responsible for the SEC’s regulatory program for oversight of the securities markets.

King holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an A.B. from Duke University.

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Brookly McLaughlin, Vice President,
Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, Intercontinental Exchange

Brookly McLaughlin is Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE). In this role, she oversees the company’s approach to sustainability, including working with the New York Stock Exchange and its community of publicly-listed companies. She also oversees internal communications and employee learning and development programs. McLaughlin provides regular updates on ESG initiatives to ICE’s Nominating & Governance Committee and Board of Directors.

Prior to joining ICE, McLaughlin worked for the Chicago Climate Exchange, which was acquired by Intercontinental Exchange in 2010. For the previous decade, McLaughlin was based in Washington, DC. She spent five years in the US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee communications office and five years at the US Treasury Department, including as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs under US Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson.

McLaughlin holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science from Drake University.

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Kevin McClear, President,
ICE Clear U.S.

Kevin McClear is President of ICE Clear U.S., a wholly-owned clearing house of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). McClear oversees all regulatory, technology, operations and financial functions at the clearing house, which maintains offices in New York and Chicago.

Most recently, McClear served as the Corporate Risk Officer for Intercontinental Exchange. His responsibilities included enterprise risk management, corporate insurance and business continuity and planning with respect to ICE’s clearing houses, exchanges, data and benchmark services. Previously, he served as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of ICE Clear Credit LLC, ICE’s U.S. clearinghouse for credit default swaps. Prior to joining ICE in 2009, he served as President of The Clearing Corporation. In addition to holding various legal positions in the financial services industry, McClear traded futures and futures options early in his career.

McClear holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Northwestern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Denison University.

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Christopher Rhodes , President,
ICE Futures Europe

Chris Rhodes is President of ICE Futures Europe, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.’s (NYSE: ICE) London-based global futures and options exchange. Previously, Rhodes served as Chief Operating Officer of ICE Clear Europe.

Between 2019 and 2021, Rhodes was Chief Risk Officer at financial trading firm Tyler Capital. Rhodes first joined ICE in 2016, becoming Global Head of Derivatives, responsible for ICE’s interest rate and equity derivatives complex. Rhodes has more than 14 years’ trading experience in the derivatives markets, including as a founding partner and senior trader at Arc Derivatives.

Rhodes holds a first-class honours degree in Economics from the University of Hertfordshire.

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Joanne Rowe, Corporate Risk Officer,
Intercontinental Exchange

Joanne Rowe is the Corporate Risk Officer for Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). Rowe is responsible for oversight of the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management program including ICE’s clearing houses, exchanges, data and benchmark services.

Most recently, she served as the CRO for North American Exchanges for Intercontinental Exchange. Prior to this role, she served as the Senior Director of Internal Audit for the New York Stock Exchange as well as other leadership roles in risk and internal audit across ICE’s global business units. Prior to Intercontinental Exchange’s acquisition of NYSE Euronext in 2013, Rowe served as Managing Director of Audit Services for the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE) and Euronext. Rowe began her career in the UK civil service where she worked in a range of assurance roles for the Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty’s Court Service. Rowe’s career in financial services began in 2007 where she played a key role as Program Manager of the integration of BNP Paribas and Fortis in the UK.

Rowe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics from the University of Essex. She is a Chartered Internal Auditor and holds professional qualifications of the Institute of Internal Auditors of the UK.

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Hester Serafini, President,
ICE Clear Europe

Hester Serafini is President of ICE Clear Europe, a wholly-owned clearing house of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). She oversees all technology, operations and financial functions at the London-based clearing house.

Most recently, Serafini served as President and COO of ICE Clear U.S. Prior to joining ICE in March 2016, Serafini was European Head of OTC Clearing and Intermediation at J.P. Morgan, where she led the OTC clearing and intermediation business for credit, FX and rates derivatives in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Serafini started her career in finance at Goldman Sachs where she held several positions, including Chief Risk Officer of the Equities Division, Chief Risk Officer of Fixed Income Prime Brokerage and U.S. Head of the Structured Equity-Linked Notes business. At Goldman Sachs, she was also a member of the firm-wide and equities risk committees as well as the global compliance and control committee.

Serafini holds a PhD in Mathematics from the Courant Institute at New York University and a Masters in Applied Mathematics from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

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Octavia Spencer, Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Corporate Secretary,
Intercontinental Exchange

Octavia Spencer is Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). In this role, she focuses on public company compliance and corporate governance matters.

Spencer joined ICE in April 2014. She previously served as Associate General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining ICE, Spencer worked as an attorney at McKenna, Long & Aldridge (now known as Dentons) where she practiced in the corporate law group and focused on public company compliance and corporate governance matters, public offerings and private placements and M&A work.

Spencer holds a Juris Doctor from the Duke University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Andrew Surdykowski, General Counsel,
Intercontinental Exchange

Andrew Surdykowski is General Counsel of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). Surdykowski oversees ICE’s legal affairs globally, including public company compliance, corporate governance matters and serving as ICE’s key legal advisor.

Surdykowski joined ICE in September 2005. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary. Before joining ICE, Surdykowski was an attorney at McKenna, Long & Aldridge (now known as Dentons), where he practiced in the corporate law group. His experience at McKenna, Long & Aldridge included representing a broad array of clients in matters dealing with securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, finance and private equity.

Surdykowski holds a law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Joe Tyrrell, President,
ICE Mortgage Technology

Joe Tyrrell is President of ICE Mortgage Technology, the leading digital mortgage technology platform and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE: NYSE). ICE continues to bring efficiency and transparency to the mortgage finance industry through ICE Mortgage Technology. Through the Ellie Mae acquisition in September 2020, the expanded platform, for the first time, will bring together all the key stakeholders, MERS, Simplifile and Ellie Mae, from origination to the final settlement under one platform.

Tyrrell previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Ellie Mae prior to ICE’s acquisition. As COO, he oversaw technology, product strategy, product management and the business and corporate development efforts. He joined Ellie Mae in 2002 and held various leadership positions including EVP of Corporate Strategy, SVP of Corporate Strategy, SVP of Client Management and Business Development. Tyrrell previously served as VP at Providian Financial in addition to other executive positions within the mortgage industry.

Tyrrell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from St. Mary’s College.

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David Underwood, Chief Audit Executive, Intercontinental Exchange

David Underwood is Chief Audit Executive of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). He is responsible for ICE’s global audit program, which includes testing to ensure compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act worldwide.

Underwood joined ICE in April 2007 when the Internal Audit department officially launched. He previously held various positions in internal audit at Glenayre Technologies and BellSouth Corporation. Underwood began his career in public accounting at Ernst & Young, LLP serving primarily real estate and manufacturing clients in Birmingham, Alabama.

Underwood holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Real Estate Finance from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Mark Wassersug, Chief Information Officer,
Intercontinental Exchange

Mark Wassersug is Chief Information Officer at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). He oversees our industry leading technology implementations across ICE’s growing business globally as well as finding innovation opportunities and partnerships within our broader NYSE-listed community and beyond.

Wassersug previously served as ICE’s Chief Operating Officer and SVP of Operations. Prior to joining ICE in 2001, he worked as a strategic planning and technology consultant in Internet infrastructure and ecommerce for Exodus Communication.

Wassersug earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and completed a Master of Business Administration at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

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Stuart Williams, Chief Operating Officer,
Intercontinental Exchange

Stuart Williams is Chief Operating Officer at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). He is responsible for the day-to-day operations and support of the global infrastructure, data centers, networks and corporate IT systems that support ICE and its subsidiaries. Williams is also responsible for the customer service teams and oversees all disaster recovery and business continuity planning and operations.

Williams previously held several leadership roles at ICE Futures Europe, the London-based global futures and options exchange, including President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Corporate Development. Prior to joining ICE as a result of the acquisition of LIFFE by ICE in 2013, Williams spent 10 years consulting with Protiviti and Accenture, working on a broad range of initiatives with exchanges, clearing houses and other financial sector clients.

Stuart holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria.