Nyse Euronext appoints Christine Sandler SVP, North American sales

Source: Nyse Euronext

Nyse Euronext (NYX ) has announced the hiring of Christine Sandler as Senior Vice President, North American Sales, effective Dec. 3, 2007.

In her new position, Ms. Sandler will be responsible for all aspects of the company's sales and marketing efforts to buy-side and sell-side customers. Ms. Sandler will oversee client relationships, manage the sales team, plan and execute marketing activities, and lead cross-selling activities for the company's full suite of equities, fixed income, derivatives, and market information products throughout North America. Ms. Sandler will report to Lawrence Leibowitz, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Products. She joins NYSE Euronext from BLOCKalert, a joint venture between Merrill Lynch and Investment Technology Group, where she led sales efforts for its block trading indications system.

"Christine is a customer-focused professional who brings an outstanding reputation, in-depth knowledge and extensive industry experience to NYSE Euronext," said Duncan L. Niederauer, NYSE Euronext Chief Executive Officer designate. "In our highly competitive and rapidly changing market landscape, Christine is extremely well suited to lead our North American customer relationship and sales efforts and to successfully advance our strategic business plan. On behalf of everyone at NYSE Euronext, I welcome Christine to our team and look forward to working with her."

"Today's buy-side and sell-side customers are innovative, highly competitive and demanding, and have available a growing array of choices to execute trades and access market information," Ms. Sandler said. "As the world's leading financial marketplace and brand, NYSE Euronext offers a diverse suite of product and service that are extremely well suited to address the rapidly evolving needs and interests of our customers. On the horizon are more exciting offerings that promise to create additional value and opportunity for our customers. It's an exciting time for NYSE Euronext and our industry, and I look forward to contributing to the success of our company and our customers."

Prior to joining BLOCKalert, Ms. Sandler was the head of U.S. electronic sales for Merrill Lynch, as a Managing Director. In this position, she led active cross selling initiatives and was responsible for marketing global electronic product to U.S. institutional clients. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Christine was head of sales at Wave Securities. Prior to that, she served as east coast sales manager at Archipelago LLC and held sales and trading positions at Bloomberg Tradebook LLC, Spear Leeds & Kellogg, and WH Reaves & Co, Inc.

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