Convergex, an agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider, today announced the appointment of Ann Neidenbach as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO). Ms. Neidenbach is a well-known technology expert with more than twenty-five years of experience in the global financial services industry.
“The financial industry continues to evolve at a very rapid pace requiring firms like ours to constantly introduce innovative new products and services to clients,” said Eric Noll, Convergex president and chief executive officer. “I have great confidence in Ann’s ability to help us shape and execute on a technology vision that supports our agency-focused brokerage business.”
In her role as CIO, Ms. Neidenbach will be responsible for Convergex’s software development, information services, business processes and technical infrastructure. She will also be a member of the company’s Executive Committee contributing to business strategy.
Prior to joining Convergex, Ms. Neidenbach was Senior Vice President of Market Systems at Nasdaq. In this role she led a team of expert architects and engineers developing and delivering innovative electronic trading, clearing, market data and index solutions. Earlier in her career, when she was first at Nasdaq, Ms. Neidenbach held other senior positions including SVP Global Products and Services and COO/CIO of Nasdaq Europe. Prior to Nasdaq, Ms. Neidenbach held senior positions at Citi as Managing Director of Electronic Trading Technology where she was responsible for overseeing the technology for equity and options electronic execution, algorithmic trading and electronic market making and as Chief Operating Officer for Lava Trading.