Duncan Niederauer, Former NYSE Group CEO, to Speak at Haas Sept. 10


Duncan Niederauer, the former chief executive of the NYSE Group, will speak at Haas Sept. 10 as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series.

The event will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room.

In his talk, called Leading from the Front, Niederauer will draw from his career in the financial industry that includes 22 years with Goldman Sachs and seven years as the leader of the New York Stock Exchange.

Niederauer served as CEO of NYSE until late 2013, when the Intercontinental Exchange Group (ICE) acquired NYSE Euronext in an $8.2 billion deal.

As CEO, Niederauer is credited with transforming and growing the organization, while navigating through the financial crisis and industry consolidation. He also led NYSE to become a leader in IPOs. The percentage of technology IPOs NYSE won rose to 54 percent in 2013, up from 15 percent in 2006, according to ICE.

Niederauer also guided NYSE’s efforts to compete with high-speed electronic trading venues, according to The Wall Street Journal. Those efforts included overseeing the building of data centers and introducing new trading techniques.

Additional Dean’s Series speakers include Deanna Berkeley, the president of Alice + Olivia (Oct. 16); Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California and former United States Secretary of Homeland Security (Nov. 4); and Biz Stone, co-founder and CEO of Jelly Industries, and co-founder of Twitter (Nov. 6).

The talk is free and open to the Haas community but registration is required.

The Dean’s Speaker Series focuses on distinguished leadership, specifically how leaders succeed by helping to create organizations where innovation is allowed to flourish.

The series is made possible in part by the Mary Josephine Hicks Distinguished Speaker Series Fund.

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