Ann Neidenbach is currently Managing Director and Chief Information Officer at Cowen Inc. In this position, Ann is responsible for providing strategic direction of Cowen’s technology innovation across all its businesses and leads the firm’s software development, information services, business processes and technical infrastructure. A well-known technology expert, Ann has over 25 years of experience in the global financial industry.
Prior to joining Cowen, Ann was Chief Information Officer at Convergex and served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. In this position, she provided global technology oversight and supervised Convergex’s global information system and communications network. In addition, she was responsible for developing and implementing the strategic and tactical goals, policies, and procedures for the information technology department.
Prior to joining Convergex, Ann served as Senior Vice President of Market Systems at NASDAQ, where she led a team of expert architects and engineers developing electronic trading, clearing, market data, and index solutions. Earlier at NASDAQ, she served as Senior Vice President of Global Products and Services, and as the COO/CIO of Nasdaq Europe. Ms. Neidenbach has also held senior positions at Citibank, as Managing Director of Electronic Trading Technology, where she was responsible for overseeing the technology for equity and options electronic execution, algorithmic trading and electronic market making, and as Chief Operating Officer for Lava Trading.
Considered an industry expert on all topics related to information technology, Ann is frequently asked to participate as a speaker and panelist at industry events and conferences. In addition, Ann currently serves as an advisor on the UTP/CTA Committee and also serves on the Paxos Market Advisory Group. Ann has a BS degree from the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University.