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New Nasdaq CEO Tames the Critics

Traders Magazine, April 2003

Gregory Bresiger

A former critic of Nasdaq is its next chief executive officer. Robert Greifeld, an executive of SunGard and its Brut ECN, is the new chief executive officer and president. "You couldn't find a guy who had been more critical of Nasdaq than Greifield," said one veteran trading executive when informed of the choice. However, several industry executives told Traders Magazine that they were pleased that Nasdaq tapped someone with a background in running a trading-oriented business. "He's a great choice. He'll get the job done," said another executive, Cromwell Coulson, chairman of the Pink Sheets.

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