NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IEX Group, Inc. (IEX), which operates the Investors Exchange, today announced that it has hired Andrea Ledford as Chief People Officer (CPO) and Kate Gunning as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective immediately. Ms. Ledford joins IEX following 12 years at NCR, most recently as Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer, and was named “Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year” by HRO Today. Ms. Gunning joins IEX following six years at J.P. Morgan, most recently as Executive Director, Global Head of Brand for J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and was named one of Brand Innovators’ “40 Under 40 Brand Marketers.”
“Today’s appointments ensure that IEX’s people and brand continue to fuel our competitive advantage as we build on the success of the Investors Exchange,” said IEX Co-Founder and CEO Brad Katsuyama. “Setting new standards for markets and beyond requires that we also set the highest bar for our internal culture and for how we inspire our clients and partners. I’m thrilled Andrea and Kate have joined our team and look forward to partnering with them to achieve our mission.”
As CPO, Ms. Ledford will shape and lead IEX’s strategy to develop, retain, and attract top talent. She will also design and implement learning and development, manager training and coaching, and employee engagement programs.
“IEX has a compelling strategy of driving innovation and helping provide a fairer opportunity in the financial markets for everyday companies and investors,” said Ms. Ledford. “I look forward to working with this talented group of people by creating a culture and programs that enable them to achieve their goals now and in the future.”
As CMO, Ms. Gunning will lead brand strategy, marketing, and communications for both IEX and the Investors Exchange. She will be responsible for broadening and amplifying the IEX brand, as well as for expanding awareness of the high quality of trading and liquidity offered on the Investors Exchange and groundbreaking innovations such as IEX Cloud. Ms. Gunning will also partner with Bill Guinan, IEX’s Head of Business Development, to more closely integrate the sales and marketing functions.
“Joining IEX at such a pivotal moment is the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Ms. Gunning. “This company has made such a positive impact on capital markets, and I am excited to help communicate that story within our industry and beyond.”
Ms. Ledford will report to Mr. Katsuyama. Ms. Gunning will report to Sara Furber, IEX Chief Financial Officer.
About IEX Group, Inc.
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in New York City, IEX Group is a technology company on a mission to build fairer markets in finance and beyond by setting new standards for performance and transparency. IEX Group is most well-known for its flagship stock exchange, operated by the Investors Exchange LLC, which launched in 2016. For more, please visit iextrading.com/about.