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Advancing the Private Markets

Leadership Team

Unlocking liquidity and building critical technology to make the private markets more accessible and transparent.

Portrait of Tom Callahan Nasdaq Private Market CEO

Tom Callahan

Chief Executive Officer

Tom Callahan is the Chief Executive Officer and Manager of the board of managers of Nasdaq Private Market. Tom has 30 years of leadership experience within the financial services industry. Prior to Nasdaq Private Market, he served as the Head of Global Cash Management and a member of the Global Operating Committee at BlackRock, where he spent nearly nine years. In his role with BlackRock, Tom led the transformation of the firm’s global cash management platform, a $700 billion business focused on delivering liquidity and balance sheet solutions to many of the world’s largest public and private corporations. During his tenure, assets under management in his division grew by over $500 billion.

Previously, Tom served as the Chief Executive Officer of NYSE Liffe U.S., the U.S. futures exchange of NYSE Euronext, where he spent five years. Earlier in his career, he spent nearly 15 years at Merrill Lynch, where he held various leadership positions in both New York and London. Tom earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University.

Erik Folkemer - COO Nasdaq Private Market

Eric Folkemer

President, Chief Operating Officer, and Co-Founder

In 2021, Eric led NPM’s corporate spinout from Nasdaq, Inc., transitioning the company into an independent entity.

Eric Folkemer is the President, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Nasdaq Private Market (NPM). He has 20 years of industry experience. In 2013, Eric led the creation of NPM as a direct response to the JOBS Act, recognizing private markets were on the cusp of radical transformation. Under his leadership, NPM has become one of the most trusted brands in private markets.

Prior to NPM, he spent more than 18 years at Nasdaq, Inc., where he held several roles including Head of Strategy within the Global Listing Services division and Vice President within Corporate Strategy. While at Nasdaq, Eric focused on new business ventures, acquisitions, and partnerships. He also led the acquisitions of eight core assets that formed Nasdaq Corporate Solutions.

Eric earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics and economics from Bates College.

Rotem David CPO Nasdaq Private Market

Rotem David

Chief Product Officer

Rotem David is the Chief Product Officer at Nasdaq Private Market (NPM), where he has spent nearly 10 years building out NPM’s portfolio of products which offer liquidity across various transaction types. In his current role, he is responsible for setting the company’s product strategy for both capital markets and company solutions. Prior to NPM, Rotem held lead engineering roles at SecondMarket and Nasdaq, Inc. He was also the Co-Founder of Clever Turtles, where he built a bill splitting app that utilizes OCR to intake receipts at restaurants.

Earlier in his career, Rotem served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a Commander in a Search and Rescue unit. He earned his BS in computer science from Columbia University.

Portrait of Susan George Chief People Officer Nasdaq Private Market

Susan George

Chief People Officer

Susan George is the Chief People Officer at Nasdaq Private Market, leading the company’s human resources function. In this role, she develops and implements human resource practices and programs to enhance the company’s culture and deliver on its talent strategy and initiatives. Susan has more than 25 years of human resources experience.

Prior to joining NPM, she was a Human Resources consultant. Previously, Susan spent more than 19 years at S&P Global, where she held various leadership positions. As a Vice President and Senior Director within Human Resources at S&P Global, she partnered with business leaders and the company’s C-suite as the global head of Human Resources and a member of the executive committee to grow talent and strengthen the businesses. Previously, Susan was a Human Resources Manager at McGraw Hill Financial. Earlier in her career, she was the Head of Human Resources at The Reserve Funds. `Susan holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and an MS in human resources management from Baruch College.

Portrait of Amanda Gold CMO Nasdaq Private Market

Amanda Gold

Chief Marketing Officer

Amanda Gold is the Chief Marketing Officer at Nasdaq Private Market, responsible for overseeing marketing, brand, public relations, and corporate communications worldwide. She has more than 20 years of marketing experience.

Previously, Amanda was a Director and the Head of Corporate Communications at BTIG, where she spent seven years. At BTIG, she led all marketing and corporate communications for the firm globally, overseeing all public relations, branding, marketing strategy and communications initiatives. Amanda was responsible for raising the profile and visibility of the firm and worked to maintain the brand’s integrity across all business units and internal and external touchpoints. She was also a member of the firm’s Global Operating Committee. Prior to BTIG, Amanda was a Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Convergex, an affiliate of the Bank of New York Mellon, where she spent nearly a decade. She began her career in the Advertising and Account Services division of LEADERS magazine. Amanda earned a BA in government from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Kevin Gsell Managing Director and Head of Company Solutions

Kevin Gsell

Managing Director and Head of Company Solutions

Kevin Gsell is a Managing Director and the Head of Company Solutions at Nasdaq Private Market (NPM). Kevin leads the business development efforts around creating comprehensive liquidity and workstation solutions for private companies including tenders, auctions, Transfer and Settlement, and capital introduction from Series A through exit. He is a seasoned sales professional with nearly 20 years of experience.

Prior to NPM, Kevin was the Head of Legal Solutions and Partnerships at Nasdaq, Inc., where he spent nearly seven years. Previously, he was a Sales Director at SecondMarket, Inc. Earlier in his career, Kevin held several sales roles at CSC, MetLife, AETEA Information Technology, and Enterprise. He earned his undergraduate degree from Randolph-Macon College.

Portrait of Andrew Kroculick Head of Business Operations and Client Experience Nasdaq Private Market

Andrew Kroculick

Head of Business Operations and Client Experience

Andrew Kroculick is a Managing Director and the Head of Business Operations and Client Experience at Nasdaq Private Market. Andrew leads the teams that provide account management and operational services for Company Solutions, NPM’s Secondmarket, and Transfer & Settlement Solutions for issuers and brokers. He has worked at NPM since 2017 and has led company-wide initiatives supporting new transaction processes, product roll-outs, sales campaigns, and standing up new business functions. Prior to Nasdaq Private Market, he was a Senior Director within corporate strategy at Nasdaq, Inc.

Previously, Andrew was a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP. He earned his undergraduate degree from George Washington University and his MBA from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

Steve Matthews Nasdaq Private Market CLO.

Steve Matthews

Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

Steve Matthews is Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at Nasdaq Private Market. Steve leads all legal affairs for the company globally. Previously, he served as Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel at NPM, where he provided legal guidance and advice to the business on corporate, commercial, and securities matters.

Steve has more than 20 years of legal and compliance experience in the financial services industry.  Prior to NPM’s spinout from Nasdaq, Inc. in 2021, he was Principal Associate General Counsel at Nasdaq, where he specialized in providing legal and regulatory advice relating to Nasdaq’s equities, fixed income, listed derivatives, and commodity derivatives trading platforms. Previously, he was Head of Compliance Policy, and Co-Head of Equities Compliance, EMEA, at Credit Suisse, and a Vice President and Compliance Officer within the investment banking division atCitigroup in London. After being called to the Bar in 1999, Steve started his career at the UK Financial Conduct Authority, where he worked in both the markets and enforcement divisions.

He holds a degree in law from Cardiff University, Wales, and a postgraduate diploma from the Inns of Court School of Law in London.

Portrait of Brett Mock Senior Vice President and Head of Global Capital Markets at Nasdaq Private Market

Brett Mock

Senior Vice President and Head of Global Capital Markets

Brett Mock is a Senior Vice President and the Head of Global Capital Markets at Nasdaq Private Market (NPM). Brett manages the broker-dealer, Capital Markets team, and marketplace product for banks, private companies, and investors. He has nearly 30 years of industry experience. Prior to NPM, Brett was a Senior Vice President and Head of Sales at Capital Markets Gateway (CMG), between 2017 and 2020. CMG completed a Series B funding round in 2020. Previously, he was a Partner and Managing Director at JonesTrading, where he covered large mutual funds and hedge funds. Earlier in his career, Brett was a Managing Director and Senior Institutional Equity Sales Trader for seven years at BTIG, where he helped build out the firm’s institutional business.

He was also a Director and Senior Institutional Sales Trader at Wachovia Securities, and a Principal Nasdaq Market Maker and Sales Trader at Banc of America Securities/Montgomery Securities. Brett began his career with Spear, Leeds and Kellogg (acquired by Goldman Sachs). He was the National Chairman of the Security Traders Association in 2010 and board member between 2005 and 2011. In 2005, Brett was President of the San Francisco Security Traders Association and a board member from 2002 to 2006. He earned his undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington.

Portrait of Jimmy Ronnkvist Chief Financial Officer Nasdaq Private Market

Jimmy Ronnkvist

Chief Financial Officer

Jimmy Ronnkvist is the Chief Financial Officer of Nasdaq Private Market. Jimmy leads all of the financial functions for the company including accounting, audit, treasury, and corporate finance. Prior to Nasdaq Private Market, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Nasdaq, Inc’s Listings Services, where he spent five years leading the finance team. During this period with Nasdaq, Inc., Jimmy was involved with several M&A transactions and was the finance lead for the BWISE divestiture and Second Market acquisition and integration. For more than a decade, he served in a variety of financial leadership roles within the Global Technology and Corporate Finance divisions at Nasdaq, Inc., where he was responsible for financial planning and analysis, reporting, acquisitions, integrations, and strategy. Jimmy also served as the Treasurer for the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center.

Earlier in his career, he held several finance positions with global retailer Tesco’s upstart Fresh and Easy Neighborhood Market, where he helped launch the company, distribution facility, and hundreds of stores. Jimmy earned a BBA with honors from California State University and an MBA with distinction from Cornell University.

Portrait of Chris Setaro Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer Nasdaq Private Market

Chris Setaro

Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer

Chris Setaro is the Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer of Nasdaq Private Market (NPM). Prior to joining NPM, he was a Senior Vice President and the Head of Global Risk at Forge Global Inc. Previously, Chris was the Global Chief Compliance Officer of SharesPost, Inc. and Chief Compliance Officer for its broker-dealer subsidiary SharesPost Financial Corporation. Earlier in his career, he was a Vice President at Nasdaq, Inc. serving as the Chief Compliance Officer at Nasdaq Execution Services, Nasdaq Capital Markets Advisory, Execution Access, and NPM Securities, all of which were Nasdaq’s U.S. broker-dealer subsidiaries, at the time, and focused on equities and options routing, U.S. Treasury securities trading, private company liquidity programs and issuer advisory services. He also oversaw the compliance staff for Nasdaq’s registered investment advisor.

Additionally, Chris held a variety of compliance roles at Instinet Incorporated including Chief Compliance Officer for Instinet, LLC, where he spent nearly 15 years. He earned his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University.