Daniel P. Friel

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Daniel Friel
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Daniel Friel is a securities industry executive who was chief information officer of the International Securities Exchange (ISE) until his retirement from the company on March 31, 2016. While at the ISE, he oversaw such initiatives as the penny pilot program, the integration of ISE's systems with Eurex, which bought the company in 2007, and the new options trading platform launched in 2010.


From 1977 to 1999, Friel was with Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC), a jointly owned subsidiary of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and American Stock Exchange (AMEX). From 1994 to 1999, he was vice president of AMEX computer operations, managing a 24-hour, dual-site operation.

His responsibilities also included quality-assurance testing, communications, trading floor support and systems programming related to SIAC’s work for AMEX. Prior to 1994, Friel held several management positions at SIAC, implementing numerous innovations that remain an integral part of SIAC’s services to the equities and options markets.


A graduate of Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception, Friel holds a B.A. degree in psychology.