Ben is a senior capital markets executive, primarily working in senior strategy and business development roles at U.S. equity and derivative exchanges. Currently, he serves as Managing Director – International Market Development for Nasdaq Private Market.
Previously, he served as the President of the NASDAQ OMX Futures Exchange (NFX), and as Vice President of Strategy & U.S. futures, for NASDAQ OMX. In his role at NASDAQ OMX, he was responsible for sourcing and executing strategic investments in equities, futures, options and swaps, across the technology, trading and clearing/settlement functions. During that time, he also served on four portfolio company boards, including the International Derivatives Clearing Group, Agora-X, INET and NFX.
Prior to his time at NASDAQ OMX, he served as the First Vice President, Corporate Development, for the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, where, in addition to his corporate development responsibilities, he led strategy, business analytics and marketing communications functions at the exchange.
Previously, he led the launch and development of a small cap equity exchange and later served as Executive Director of the Global Interdependence Center, a Philadelphia-based international think tank chartered by the University of Pennsylvania.
He has also founded a boutique advisory firm, providing strategic and business development expertise to firms in the trading/capital markets and fintech sectors.
Ben earned a Master’s of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Arts in American history from Tulane University and holds an undergraduate degree from Birmingham-Southern College.