Markit, a financial information services company, today announced that Adam J. Kansler will join its executive team.
Kansler will join Markit as an Executive Vice President, Global Head of Corporate, Government and Legal Affairs, and the company's General Counsel. In this role, he will work on corporate strategy, legal and compliance matters, in addition to leading regulatory and government affairs.
Kansler joins Markit after 16 years at Proskauer Rose LLP, a New York-based law firm, where he was a Partner in the corporate department, focused on private equity and the financial services industry.
Lance Uggla, Chief Executive Officer of Markit, said: "Adam is a great fit with Markit's forward-thinking and fast-paced culture and a critical addition to the executive management team. We have worked with him closely since we founded the company and have long admired the breadth of his abilities, his commitment to excellence and his dedication to clients. We will benefit from his insight and experience in areas that are key to the company's growth."
Adam Kansler said: "The creation and rapid growth of Markit is a success story of dedicated professionals that have, in a very short time span, built a leading global financial information services company. I am excited about joining this energetic and world class team, to help the company meet the challenges ahead and continue its strategic growth and expansion."
Kansler graduated magna cum laude from Hobart College in 1990 and received his J.D. in 1993 from Columbia University School of Law. He will join Markit in July and will be based in New York.