The Nasdaq OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced several appointments in its Global Corporate Client Group.
Robert H. McCooey, Jr., Senior Vice President, who is currently responsible for U.S. listings and IPOs, will expand his current role to include new listings and IPOs in the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. McCooey will continue in his role as head of NASDAQ OMX's Capital Markets Group, responsible for relationships with private equity and venture capital firms, as well as investment banks and investors.
In his new role, Mr. McCooey will be responsible for both new listings and client relationship management. NASDAQ OMX captured 107 new listings globally in the first half of 2008, including the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, which moved its primary listing to The NASDAQ Stock Market this week.
Senior Vice President Jenny Rosberg will head up all Corporate Client Group activities in Europe, including new listings and capital market activities. Previously Ms. Rosberg, who is based in Stockholm, was responsible for listings in the Nordic and Baltic regions. NASDAQ OMX operates listings markets in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius.
Isabella Schidrich has been promoted to Vice President and will be responsible for running the London office for the Global Corporate Client Group. She will also support new listings throughout Europe.
"We expect to see more opportunity going forward in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region -- particularly in China -- to grow our listings business. We have a strong global listings team and companies are responding to the fact that we offer the most efficient trading platform, unequaled visibility and international support services to our listed companies," commented Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President, NASDAQ OMX.
Mr. McCooey and Ms. Rosberg report to Mr. Aust. Ms. Schidrich will report to Ms. Rosberg.