Robert Greifeld (born 1957) is the current CEO of the Nasdaq-OMX Stock Market, Inc., the largest electronic screen-based equity securities market in the United States. Greifeld has focused the NASDAQ-OMX mission on being the premier U.S equities market, leveraging NASDAQ-OMX's fundamental market structure advantage.
Life and career 
Greifeld was born in Queens, New York, to an Italian American mother and a father of Irish and German descent. He has a 20-year history in technology, and as an entrepreneur created one of the first electronic stock order matching systems. He has led NASDAQ-OMX to nine straight quarters of top line growth. The year 2006 was NASDAQ-OMX’s most successful since it began reporting financials in 1997; and in 2005, NASDAQ-OMX’s stock was the number one performer across all markets.
Greifeld is an outspoken advocate for efficient capital markets, good regulation and ensuring that the U.S. markets continue to support business growth and innovation. He is a current member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation.
Prior to joining NASDAQ in May 2003, Greifeld was an executive Vice-President with SunGard Data Systems, Inc., a $6.2 billion market cap company. Greifeld holds a master's degree in business from the New York University Stern School of Business, and a B.A. in English from Iona College.
Greifeld gave the commencement address at Simon's Rock College of Bard for the graduates of 2007 on May 19.
Greifeld resides with his wife and family in Westfield, New Jersey.
June 6th 2012 CNBC Stock Market (Nasdaq CEO Robert Bob Greifeld on Facebook's IPO)
6/6/2012 - CNBC Stock Market (Nasdaq CEO Robert Bob Greifeld on Facebook's IPO). Nasdaq CEO Robert Bob Greifeld speaks with Maria Bartiromo on Facebook's IPO.
Robert Greifeld: Failure to Act on Fiscal Problems Aggravates Global Economic Weakness
Robert Greifeld, CEO, NASDAQ: China's economy is slowing, much of Europe is in a recession and in this global economy, America's failure to act on its fiscal...
Robert Greifeld: Our Fiscal Problems Will Lead to Deleterious Consequences
Robert Greifeld, CEO, NASDAQ: Our current fiscal problems will lead to many deleterious consequences for the U.S. including a decline in American ingenuity a...
Greifeld says it's critical that we leverage the assets we have within the current regulatory framework.
Robert Greifeld: The U.S. Must Manage Its Debt
Robert Greifeld, CEO, NASDAQ: The U.S. is facing a challenging time and has to summon the courage and the vision to manage its debt. On November 19, Economic...
Se cumple un año del debut de Facebook en bolsa
Madrid, 18 may (EFE).- Facebook salió a bolsa hace hoy un año, en medio de una gran expectación, pero su debut se vio empañado por una serie de errores técni...
NASDAQ CEO on Exchange Competition and IPO Outlook
NASDAQ OMX CEO Robert Greifeld speaks with Neal Lipschutz on the competitive exchange landscape, the 2013 outlook for initial public offerings and more. Clic...
Top Headlines: Greifeld Talks Blotched IPO
Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld blames technical issues with Facebook's IPO on "arrogance" by Nasdaq employees.
Minds on the Markets - Robert Greifeld
Statement on Fiscal Summit
Rudolph Penner of the Urban Institute and Robert Bixby of the Concord Coalition discuss the importance of the group's memo.
Thu, 23 May 2013 14:16:06 -0700
NEW YORK, May 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shareholders elected all nominated directors at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders for The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ). Board members Steven D. Black, Börje E. Ekholm, Robert Greifeld, ...
Wed, 22 May 2013 06:16:00 -0700
It wasn't just a costly mistake — it was an embarrassing, high-profile one that prompted Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld to take a 62% cut in his 2012 bonus. And if you take a look at the rest of 2012′s deals following Facebook's May IPO, the NYSE landed ...
Wed, 01 May 2013 12:23:16 -0700
Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld told the committee that its goals could be addressed by allowing companies to provide incentive payments to market makers and to restrict trading in the stock to the exchange where they are listed. The fragmented nature of U ...
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 07:53:44 -0700
Set to participate are Robert Greifeld, chief executive officer of NASDAQ OMX Group /quotes/zigman/86035 /quotes/nls/ndaq NDAQ and Duncan Niederauer, chief executive officer of NYSE Euronext /quotes/zigman/421745 /quotes/nls/nyx NYX . SEC division ...
Fri, 17 May 2013 04:00:19 -0700
It has now been one year since Facebook Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rang the bell to open trading on Nasdaq from Menlo Park, Calif., flanked by his cheering chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, and a smiling Robert Greifeld, Nasdaq's CEO, who ...
Wed, 01 May 2013 13:23:07 -0700
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Nasdaq OMX (US:ndaq) CEO Robert Greifeld on Wednesday supported an effort to have securities regulators create an exclusive exchange for micro- and small-capitalization public companies that would only be available for ...
Wed, 01 May 2013 11:01:38 -0700
Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld plans to ask the Securities and Exchange Commission to consider a "liquidity concentration program" at a SEC committee meeting on Wednesday, according to a copy of the presentation obtained by Reuters. "Emerging growth" ...
Wall Street Journal
Thu, 16 May 2013 21:04:18 -0700
The following day, Nasdaq Chief Executive Robert Greifeld emailed William Brodsky, the CBOE chief, expressing empathy for the common experience in high-profile technology failure. "This too shall pass," Mr. Greifeld wrote in the email, which was ...
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