Head of Private Funds
Athena is responsible for driving business development of the Private Funds business at NPM.
Athena joined Nasdaq in 2018, bringing over 20 years of experience in financial services. At Merrill Lynch, she was a leader across various roles in the Alternative Investments (AI) business for almost 10 years. In addition to managing relationships with the firm’s AI fund partners, she also hired and led a team who championed adoption of hedge funds and private equity with the largest and most sophisticated clients of the firm.
Before joining Merrill Lynch in 2007, she spent over ten years at Citigroup where she was a Director of Alternative Investment Sales at Citigroup Alternative Investments, driving third party distribution of proprietary hedge funds and private equity. Athena started her career in Citigroup’s Global Corporate & Investment Bank, and spent seven years in NYC, London and Dublin, working in Corporate Finance.
Athena is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, and holds FINRA Series 7, 24, & 65 registrations. She received her B.A. in Economics from Columbia College at Columbia University.