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Jeffrey Sprecher

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Intercontinental Exchange
Chairman, New York Stock Exchange

Jeff Sprecher is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) and Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange. Sprecher acquired the predecessor company to ICE for $1, building a company with a market capitalization over $30 billion. Under Sprecher’s leadership, ICE grew from operating an energy swaps market into a network of 12 global exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, through organic growth and acquisitions. ICE’s exchanges include equity and equity options exchanges, as well as futures exchanges that establish benchmark prices for interest rates, equity indexes, energy, metals and agricultural commodities.  In addition, ICE operates six central clearing houses that provide risk management services.

As a power plant developer, Sprecher recognized the need among energy market participants for an accessible, standardized electronic marketplace for OTC energy contracts. He acquired Continental Power Exchange (CPEX) in 1997 to achieve his vision of an efficient market that would bring transparency to previously opaque and fragmented markets. Intercontinental Exchange was formed in 2000 and the company completed its initial public offering in 2005 on the NYSE. He has served as the company's Chief Executive Officer since May 2000 and as Chairman of the Board since November 2002.

Sprecher 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 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), the Climate Exchange (2010), NYSE Euronext (November 2013), Singapore Mercantile Exchange (2014) and Interactive Data Corporation (2015).

In addition to expanding through acquisitions, Sprecher has focused ICE's resources on organic growth, including developing the first cleared OTC energy 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 houses for credit derivatives (2009). Through ICE Data Services, ICE is one of the world’s foremost providers of financial market information.

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. In 2017, Sprecher was named Best CEO for Brokers, Asset Managers and Exchanges in Institutional Investor’s annual poll.  Since 2014, he has been named one of Barron’s 30 World’s Best CEOs.

Sprecher is involved in a number of civic initiatives. He is the Chairman of the Metro Atlanta Chamber; is a Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Trustee; and is on the Board of Directors for the Buckhead Coalition, The Commerce Club and Atlanta Committee for Progress.

Prior to acquiring CPEX, Sprecher served as President of Western Power Group, Inc., a developer, owner and operator of large central-station power plants in California.

Raised in Wisconsin, 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.

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Charles Vice

President and Chief Operating Officer, Intercontinental Exchange

Chuck Vice is President and Chief Operating Officer of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). He has served as Chief Operating Officer since July 2001 and added the responsibilities of President in October 2005.

As President and Chief Operating Officer, Vice works with the executive management team in setting corporate objectives and strategies and has day-to-day responsibility for technology, operations, cyber security, and product development. For over 25 years, he has been a leader in the application of information technology in the energy and financial services industries. Prior to the founding of ICE in 2000, Vice was a Director at Continental Power Exchange (CPEX), an electronic market for trading electric power. Before joining the CPEX startup in 1994, he was a Principal at Energy Management Associates, where he provided consulting services to the electric power and natural gas industries.

Vice earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama and an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. He serves on the Board of Visitors at the Owen School and the Leadership Board of the U of A College of Engineering where he is a Distinguished Engineering Fellow.

Scott Hill

Chief Financial Officer, Intercontinental Exchange

Scott Hill has served as Chief Financial Officer of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) since May 2007. He is responsible for all aspects of ICE's finance and accounting functions, treasury, tax, audit and controls, business development, human resources and investor relations. Hill also oversees ICE's global clearing operations.

Prior to joining ICE, Hill was Assistant Controller for Financial Forecasts and Measurements at IBM, where he oversaw worldwide financial performance and worked with all global business units and geographies. Hill began his career at IBM and held various accounting and financial positions in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, including Vice President and Controller of IBM Japan, and Assistant Controller, Financial Strategy and Budgets.

A native of Texas, Hill earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas and completed a Master of Business Administration at the Stern School of Business at New York University.

David Goone

Chief Strategy Officer, Intercontinental Exchange

Dave Goone is Chief Strategy Officer of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). He is responsible for all aspects of ICE's product line, including futures products and capabilities for ICE's electronic platform.

Goone represents ICE on industry boards including the Options Clearing Corporation, National Futures Association and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation. Additionally, he is a Director of Maroon Holding LLC, the governing Board of MERSCORP Holdings, Inc., where ICE has a majority ownership interest. Goone is also Vice Chairman of the Cetip Board of Directors, a leading operator of capital and credit markets in Brazil, a publicly-traded company in which ICE is a minority shareholder.

Prior to joining ICE in 2001, Goone was Managing Director and Head of Product Development and Sales at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Before joining the CME in 1992, Goone served as a Vice President at Indosuez Carr Futures, where he was instrumental in developing institutional and corporate business. Prior to joining Indosuez, Goone worked at Chase Manhattan Bank, where he developed and managed the company's exchange-traded foreign currency options operation at CME.

Goone earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Johnathan Short

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Intercontinental Exchange

Johnathan Short is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). Short oversees ICE's legal and government affairs, as well as corporate governance matters.

Before joining ICE in June 2004, Short was a partner at McKenna, Long & Aldridge, where he practiced in the corporate law group. He joined the commercial litigation department of its predecessor firm, Long Aldridge & Norman, in 1991.

Short holds a law degree from the University Of Florida College Of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Florida Fisher School of Accounting.

Benjamin Jackson

Chief Commercial Officer, Intercontinental Exchange

Ben Jackson is Chief Commercial Officer of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). Jackson is responsible for leading the integration planning and execution of ICE’s acquisitions and joint ventures. He also serves on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee. Prior to his CCO role, Jackson was 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. In more than six years at SunGard, he led the company's $130 million 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 undergraduate and graduate level studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

David Peniket

President, ICE Futures Europe

David Peniket is the President of ICE Futures Europe, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.’s (NYSE: ICE) London-based global futures and options exchange, which hosts a variety of energy, interest rate, equity derivative and commodity products.

Prior to its acquisition by ICE in 2001, Peniket served as Director of Finance at the International Petroleum Exchange (IPE), today known as ICE Futures Europe. Before joining IPE in January 1999, Peniket was an accountant at KPMG, where he worked as a consultant in the company's financial management practice. In addition, Peniket served as a Research Assistant to John Cartwright, SDP Member of Parliament prior to assuming a career in finance.

Peniket earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is also a Chartered Accountant.

Paul Swann

President and Managing Director, ICE Clear Europe

Paul Swann is the President & Managing Director of ICE Clear Europe, the wholly-owned European clearing house of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). Swann was named to his post at ICE in July 2007 and was instrumental in the launch of ICE Clear Europe in November 2008. In his role, Swann oversees all technology, operations and financial functions at the London-based clearing house.

Swann has over 20 years experience in European derivatives and equities clearing, and prior to joining ICE, he was most recently Managing Director, Group Risk and Managing Director, Change for LCH.Clearnet Ltd. During his tenure at LCH.Clearnet Ltd., Swann held various leadership positions in technology, operations, and risk management. In those roles, Swann worked closely with ICE on its energy futures and over-the-counter (OTC) clearing business.

Thomas Farley

President, NYSE Group

Tom Farley is President of the NYSE Group which includes the New York Stock Exchange and a diverse range of equity and equity options exchanges, all wholly owned subsidiaries of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). Farley joined the NYSE in November of 2013 when ICE acquired NYSE Euronext. He served as the Chief Operating Officer before becoming President in May of 2014. Prior to that, he served as SVP of Financial Markets at ICE where he oversaw the development of several businesses and initiatives across ICE’s markets. Farley joined ICE in 2007 where he served as the President and COO of ICE Futures U.S., formerly the New York Board of Trade. He currently represents ICE on the Options Clearing Corporation Board of Directors.

Previous to joining ICE, Farley was President of SunGard Kiodex, a risk management technology provider to the derivatives markets. Before becoming President of SunGard Kiodex, Farley served as the business unit's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Farley has also held various positions in investment banking at Montgomery Securities and in private equity at Gryphon Investors.

Farley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Georgetown University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Trabue Bland

President, ICE Futures U.S.

Trabue Bland is President of ICE Futures U.S., a regulated futures exchange and a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). He previously served as VP of Regulation where he managed ICE’s regulatory efforts globally, with an emphasis on CFTC regulation. 

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 is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Hester Serafini

President and COO, ICE Clear U.S.

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

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.

Stanislav Ivanov

President, ICE Clear Credit

Stan Ivanov is President of ICE Clear Credit, an Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) wholly-owned 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.

E. Bradley Vannan

President and Chief Operating Officer, ICE Futures Canada

Brad Vannan is President and Chief Operating Officer of ICE Futures Canada, a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). ICE Futures Canada is a regulated, agricultural exchange based in Winnipeg. Vannan was appointed to his position in April 2008.

Vannan has over two decades of experience in global agricultural markets. Prior to joining ICE, he was Vice President of Merchandising and Transportation Services at Agricore United, where he had responsibility for four major divisions, including grain merchandising, transportation and logistics, specialty crops operations, and grain accounting. Before joining Agricore in 1994, Vannan was a grain merchant at James Richardson and Sons and a domestic merchant at Pioneer Grain.

Vannan previously served on the Board of Directors of the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange, which was the predecessor company of ICE Futures Canada. Vannan earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba.

Lynn Martin

President and COO of ICE Data Services

Lynn Martin is President and COO of ICE Data Services, a leading provider of market data solutions which is part of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). Martin is responsible for managing global data operations including exchange data, pricing and analytics, reference data, desktops and connectivity services that cover all major asset classes.

Martin began her career at IBM in their Global Services organization where she served a variety of functions, predominately as a project manager within the financial services practice. Martin joined NYSE Euronext in 2001 and has served in a number of leadership roles, including CEO of NYSE Liffe U.S. and CEO of New York Portfolio Clearing. She most recently served as COO of ICE Clear U.S.

Martin holds a BS in Computer Science from Manhattan College and a MA in Statistics from Columbia University. She serves on the Advisory Board of the School of Science at Manhattan College and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society.

Mayur Kapani

Chief Technology Officer, Intercontinental Exchange

Mayur Kapani is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) where he oversees all technology groups within ICE, including NYSE and Interactive Data.

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 SuperDerivatives. He also leads technology diligence on all of ICE’s acquisitions.

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

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.

John Tuttle

Global Head of Listings, NYSE Group

John Tuttle is the Global Head of Listings for NYSE Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). Tuttle leads the team that oversees the relationships with more than 2,400 NYSE Listed companies. He is responsible for driving client-focused initiatives, programs and services to support listed companies and assist them in maximizing the NYSE platform.

Most recently, Tuttle was the Chief of Staff of NYSE Group, where he served as a key adviser to the NYSE President. Previously, he served as Head of Corporate Affairs at NYSE Group and as Managing Director of Global Affairs and Government Relations at NYSE Euronext, then-parent company of the New York Stock Exchange as well as five other financial exchanges in Europe.

Prior to joining NYSE Euronext in July 2007, John held various roles in the United States Government, including at the United States Department of State and at the White House.

John holds a MBA from the University of Notre Dame and BBA from Eastern Michigan University.

Stacey Cunningham

Chief Operating Officer, NYSE Group and Head of NYSE Transaction Businesses

Stacey Cunningham is Chief Operating Officer of the NYSE Group which includes the New York Stock Exchange and a diverse range of equity and equity options exchanges, all wholly owned subsidiaries of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE). Cunningham oversees the equities, equities derivatives and exchange-traded products businesses. In this capacity, Cunningham has responsibility for the product management, sales, and strategy of NYSE’s three equity markets and two options markets.

Prior to serving as COO, Cunningham was President of NYSE Governance Services, a provider of governance, compliance, and education solutions for companies and their boards. Cunningham also served as Head of Sales & Relationship Management at NYSE, where she managed the sales team for U.S. cash equities and options markets. Before joining NYSE, Cunningham held several senior positions at Nasdaq. Cunningham began her career on the NYSE trading floor where she served as a specialist for Bank of America Securities.

Cunningham earned her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University.

Finbarr Hutcheson

President, ICE Benchmark Administration Limited

Finbarr Hutcheson is the President of ICE Benchmark Administration Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). Previously, Hutcheson served as the Chief Executive of NYSE Liffe, the international derivatives business of NYSE Euronext, and was responsible for the Group’s European Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) businesses.

Prior to joining NYSE Euronext in 2011, Hutcheson spent 15 years working for Goldman Sachs in a variety of roles in derivatives. Most recently he was Global Head of Futures Services Business Development within the Securities Division. In that role he was responsible for defining and delivering strategic enhancements for that business, responding to evolving client needs and industry developments.

Before he joined Goldman Sachs in 1996, Hutcheson worked at Fimat International Banque, Dublin.

Hutcheson graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1993 with a BA Mod. in French and Sociology

Christopher Edmonds

Senior Vice President, Financial Markets, Intercontinental Exchange

Chris Edmonds is Senior Vice President, Financial Markets at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). In this role he oversees the development of initiatives within ICE's exchange listed and OTC financial markets, including all futures and options, credit derivatives, ICE Link and ICE Swap Trade.  Edmonds previously served as President of ICE Clear Credit, ICE’s wholly-owned credit default swap (CDS) clearing house which is responsible for ICE’s North American credit derivatives clearing operations. 

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.

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.

Mark Wassersug

Senior Vice President, Operations, Intercontinental Exchange

Mark Wassersug is Senior Vice President of Operations at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). Wassersug is responsible for overseeing ICE’s global trading and clearing platforms and technology, including all IT infrastructure, data networks, data center engineering and operations.

Prior to joining ICE in 2001, Wassersug 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.

Kelly Loeffler

Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, Intercontinental Exchange

Kelly Loeffler is Chief Communications and Marketing Officer of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). She is responsible for all aspects of Intercontinental Exchange’s corporate communications and media relations, global marketing strategy including customer-centric messaging, brand, digital, events and sustainability consistent with ICE’s business operations and growth strategy. She established and led ICE’s investor relations program from 2002-2017, and is a member of ICE’s Executive Management Committee.

Prior to joining ICE in 2002, Loeffler managed investor relations at Crossroads Investment Advisers, L.P., a private equity fund of funds. Loeffler previously held roles in equity research at William Blair & Company and Citi Global Asset Management. She began her career in the automotive industry, holding various marketing and operations roles at Toyota Motor Sales, USA.

Loeffler earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed a Master of Business Administration at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University in Chicago. She is a CFA charterholder.