Eric heads the NASDAQ Private Market.
In addition, Eric oversees the strategy group for Listings Services focusing on new business growth initiatives and acquisitions. Nasdaq’s Listings Services includes the listings and capital markets business as well as relationship management of the 3,500 global companies listed on Nasdaq’s markets.
Eric joined Nasdaq in 2004 and served in a variety of roles including Corporate Strategy for the majority of his career, responsible for evaluating corporate investment opportunities, including acquisitions, minority investments and strategic partnerships.
Eric holds a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Bates College in Maine.
Ryan LogueHead of Private Companies
Katey BogueHead of Alternatives
Cyndi N. RodriguezChief Legal Officer & General Counsel
Ryan oversees the Account Management team and focuses on automating transaction settlement for private companies, law firms, and investors.
Ryan has been immersed in the private company space since 2010, managing high profile transactions for some of the world’s elite private companies and pioneering the transition from offline transaction settlement to the automated and efficient tools used today. He has helped develop and implement tools used to streamline tender offers, auctions, mergers and acquisitions, equity conversions, and primary offerings.
Ryan received his BA from the University of Rhode Island and his JD from the Northeastern University School of Law.
Katey heads the Alternatives business at NASDAQ Private Market.
Prior to joining NASDAQ Private Market, Katey was a Principal at The Carlyle Group. During her twelve years at Carlyle, Katey held several senior positions in Investor Services, Fund Management and Finance, including an active role in Carlyle’s initial public offering. Most recently, Katey ran the Fund Management Operations and Enterprise Data team, focused on streamlining middle office operations through technology and enhancing data management and reporting capabilities across Carlyle’s carry funds. Prior to joining Carlyle, Katey worked in Assurance at KPMG LLP.
Katey received her BS from Pepperdine University.
Cyndi oversees the legal and regulatory compliance functions of NASDAQ Private Market and leads its participation in policy issues affecting the private capital markets.
Prior to joining NASDAQ Private Market, Cyndi was a senior official of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. During her twelve years at the SEC, Cyndi held several senior positions, including the Deputy Chief of Staff of the SEC, Counsel to the Commissioner, and Special Counsel in the Division of Trading & Markets, where she advised on policy, legislative and strategic issues including the regulation and oversight of major securities market participants, including broker-dealers and investment advisors, the national securities exchanges, and municipal advisors, as well as significant market structure initiatives. Prior to joining the SEC, Cyndi was an associate in private practice.
Cyndi received her BA from the University of Texas at Austin and her JD from the University of Texas School of Law.
Chad O'KrayHead of Technology
Alex ZinderProduct & Tech Innovations
Annemarie TierneyStrategy & New Markets
Chad oversees the technology team at Nasdaq Private Market.
Chad moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998, and has worked for a number of startups and technology companies. Prior to joining Nasdaq Chad worked for Charles Schwab, managing the technology team responsible for stock plan services and later managing an enterprise-wide applications architecture team.
Chad received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Alex has spent more than a decade in the FinTech space building cutting-edge financial applications ranging from market simulations to low latency web trading platforms for both startup ventures and enterprises. In his current role Alex is responsible for leading several innovative technology initiatives including Nasdaq Linq – a blockchain enabled platform for managing the full lifecycle of unlisted securities.
Prior to Nasdaq, Alex held several leadership roles in the IT Management Consulting space focused on building solutions that improve Technology and Business convergence in large enterprises as well as managing technology teams in early stage startups.
Annemarie Tierney joined Nasdaq Private Market in March 2015 as Vice President – Head of Strategy and New Markets, where she is responsible for identifying and assessing potential new private issuer products and services, including from a legal and regulatory point of view. From 2010 to March 2015, Ms. Tierney was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of SecondMarket Holdings, Inc. (now Digital Currency Group), a disruptive private financial services company that provided secondary liquidity for unregistered assets (including private company stock and fixed income products) through its registered broker dealer subsidiaries, and also created and launched the first private bitcoin investment vehicle through its asset management subsidiary.
From 2008 to 2010, Ms. Tierney served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to NYFIX, Inc., a Nasdaq listed public company, with responsibility for a wide range of corporate and legal issues. From 2002 to 2008, Ms. Tierney was Assistant General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of NYSE Euronext, where she had primary responsibility for NYSE Euronext’s SEC and AMF reporting function. Ms. Tierney also acted as counsel to the NYSE Global Listings Group, with particular responsibility for corporate governance and quantitative listing standards. From 1996 to 2002, Ms. Tierney was a Senior Associate in the corporate finance group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, London and New York. From 1990 to 1996, Ms. Tierney served as Special Counsel in the Office of International Corporate Finance in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, with responsibility for a wide range of rulemaking and interpretative issues.
In 2016, Ms. Tierney was appointed as a member of the SEC’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. She is a frequent speaker on a range of legal issues impacting private companies and, in 2014, presented testimony to the Capital Markets Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on the importance of facilitating private company secondary liquidity. Ms. Tierney has also provided support to members of Congress and their staff on a range of legislation impacting private companies, including the JOBS Act of 2012 and the FAST Act of 2015. She is a member of the Board of the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc., a not for profit organization.
Ms. Tierney earned her JD at the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, and her BS (Finance) and BA (International Relations) at the University of Delaware.
Romain DupasSenior Manager of Software Development
Sarah ChopnickDeputy General Counsel
Steve MadeiraHead of Product Operations
Romain joined NASDAQ Private Market as part of the acquisition of SecondMarket Solutions.
Romain has been engineering SecondMarket’s products since 2008 and is now managing the NPM Software Engineering Team to deliver new products for the FinTech industry.
Romain received his Master's in Software Engineering from l'Université du Maine in France.
Sarah advises NASDAQ Private Market on legal and regulatory compliance matters and serves as the Chief Compliance Officer of NPM’s broker-dealer subsidiary.
Sarah joined NASDAQ Private Market as part of the acquisition of SecondMarket Solutions. During her nearly six years at SecondMarket, Sarah served in numerous legal, compliance, and operational roles, most recently as SecondMarket’s General Counsel and Senior Compliance Officer. Prior to graduating from law school, she interned at News Corp and worked as a capital markets paralegal at a large New York law firm.
Sarah received her BA from Brandeis University and her JD from the Seton Hall University School of Law. She holds current Series 7 and 24 FINRA licenses.
Steve heads up product operations at Nasdaq Private Market.
Prior to joining Nasdaq Private Market, Steve was formerly Senior Vice President at Equity Administration Solutions, Inc. (EASi), focusing on Customer Success with significant input into the product and service offerings. Prior to his 8 years at EASi, Madeira worked with several startups and multi-nationals such as IBM, Philips NV and Siemens AG.