The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NASDAQ)(R) (OTC Bulletin Board: NDAQ), today announced the appointment of William O'Brien as Senior Vice President of NASDAQ Market Data Distribution within the NASDAQ Data Products Division.
As one of NASDAQ's four primary businesses, Data Products maintains the integrity of all market data disseminated to the public and works with NASDAQ Technology Services to create new data products to serve the industry's information needs. In this position, Mr. O'Brien will be responsible for the creation and dissemination of valuable information from the quoting and trading of NASDAQ(R) securities.
Mr. O'Brien reports to Adena Friedman, Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Data Products. Mr. O'Brien is currently Chief Operating Officer of Brut, LLC. He helped lead Brut through its September 7th acquisition by NASDAQ. Prior to serving as COO of BRUT, Mr. O'Brien served at Brut as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, with responsibilities that included management of Brut's legal affairs, regulatory strategy and Compliance Department.
Commenting on the appointment, Adena Friedman said: "NASDAQ welcomes Mr. O'Brien at a very important time in the market data industry. Bill offers proven leadership, invaluable experience and depth of knowledge. These important attributes will help NASDAQ attain even greater levels of integrity and innovation and maintain NASDAQ's position as a trusted source of market information among investors and issuers."