My wife and I recently hosted a dinner of about 30 Silicon Valley CEO’s and CFO’s to honor the new NASDAQ CEO, Adena Friedman. She became the first female CEO of a major stock exchange group and could quite possibly be the most powerful woman on Wall Street. Here are some photos from this special event!
We started off the evening with a cocktail hour so that our guests could network and talk business.
Cocktail hour could have lasted the entire night with this group but I knew I had to get everyone seated to illustrate the real reason we got together: to congratulate Adena Friedman on her new role as CEO of NASDAQ.
After my brief introduction, Adena took command of the room, demonstrating why she is the right person to lead NASDAQ. She discussed NASDAQ’s role as a leader in cutting edge technology and the IPO market’s comeback heading into 2017.
Cheers to such an extraordinarily talented woman as she takes on her next challenge and I am excited to see NASDAQ’s growth in the coming years. Congratulations and good luck Adena!
And as always, thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate this special occasion with us!
Thanks to everyone who came out to congratulate and celebrate Adena Friedman, including:
Krish Ramakrishnan, CEO, Founder of Blue Jeans Network
Rachel Haurwitz, CEO of Caribou Biosciences
Adam Ludwin, CEO of Chain
Michelle Zatlyn, Co-founder of CloudFlare
Bob Wiederhold, President, CEO of Couchbase
Ramji Srinivasan, CEO of Counsyl Inc.
Keith Krach, Chairman of DocuSign
Dan Springer, CEO of DocuSign
Dennis Woodside, COO of Dropbox
Mike Ellis, CEO of ForgeRock
Maggie Wilderotter, Former CEO of Frontier Communications