Sunday, 3 May 2015
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May 12 2014 | 12:36pm ET
The Carlyle Group’s CFO is returning to Nasdaq OMX Group, where she will be the frontrunner to eventually succeed CEO Robert Greifeld.
Adena Friedman has been the private-equity firm’s finance chief since 2011. At Nasdaq, she’ll serve as co-president, focusing on global corporate and information technology solutions.
“We are sad to see Adena go but understand this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her to serve as their president and to be the leading candidate to some day run Nasdaq,” Carlyle co-founder David Rubenstein said.
Carlyle said that Curtis Buser, its chief accounting officer, will take over as interim CFO.
Greifeld has more than two years remaining on his contract with Nasdaq. But the company has been working on a succession plan since last year and Friedman—who was widely considered the leading candidate to succeed Greifeld before she left in 2011—made the list, and near its top, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Friedman formally returns to Nasdaq on June 12.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…