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Adena T. Friedman
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Occupation Chief Operating Officer and President
Employer Nasdaq
Location New York
LinkedIn Profile
Website Facebook Profile

Adena T. Friedman is chief operating officer at Nasdaq and president of the group's corporate, information and technology business. She was named to that newly created position in November of 2015.[1]

She previously served as co-president of Nasdaq, along with Hans-Ole Jochumsen. In that role, she was responsible for overseeing the strategy and operations as well as having financial responsibility for the company’s listing services, information services and technology solutions.[2] She rejoined Nasdaq in 2014 in that role after having been chief financial officer and managing director of The Carlyle Group beginning in March 2011.[3]

She played an important role in Nasdaq's acquisition of OMX, the Nordic exchange, as well as PHLX, the US options exchange, and INET, the electronic trading platform.

Before joining The Carlyle Group in March 2011 she was chief financial officer and executive vice president of corporate strategy with Nasdaq OMX. [4]


Friedman has spent most of her career at Nasdaq, which she joined in 1993 as an intern after completing business school.

She was appointed Nasdaq's chief financial officer when previous CFO David Warren stepped down in the summer of 2009.[5] Friedman was also a member of the board of directors of NASDAQ Dubai.[6]

Before assuming the role of CFO, she was executive vice president of corporate strategy and global data products at Nasdaq OMX Group. She served as senior vice president of Nasdaq data products from January 2001 to January 2002, vice president of OTC Bulletin Board, Mutual Fund Quotation Service and NasdaqTrader.com from January 2000 to January 2001, director of OTC Bulletin Board and Mutual Fund Quotation Service from August 1997 to January 2000 and marketing manager overseeing marketing efforts to broker-dealers from April 1995 to August 1997.


Friedman earned an M.B.A. from Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a B.A. in political science from Williams College in Massachusetts.


  1. Nasdaq’s Friedman to eye new growth paths. The Financial Times.
  2. Adena Friedman, President. Nasdaq.
  3. Nasdaq Hires Friedman as Co-President, Likely Front-Runner to Be Next CEO. The Wall Street Journal.
  4. Adena T. Friedman. The Carlyle Group.
  5. Press Release. Nasdaq OMX.
  6. Adena T. Friedman. Forbes.