Robert H. McCooey, Jr. joined The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NASDAQ) in December 2006. As Senior Vice President of New Listings and Capital Markets, Mr. McCooey has a dual role managing NASDAQ’s efforts in attracting new issuers, including IPOs and exchange switches as well as leading the Capital Markets Group efforts to engage private equity firms, investment banks and institutional investors on key NASDAQ issues, initiatives and services.
Formed in 2006, the Capital Markets Group is the first centralized group at NASDAQ that examines customer needs across all business units and works to further NASDAQ’s mission among private equity, investment banks and institutional investors, aiming to enhance their experience with NASDAQ and supporting their business goals and growth plans.
Prior to joining NASDAQ, Mr. McCooey served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Griswold Company, an agency he founded in 1988 which served prominent and developing buy-side institutions. He also served on the New York Stock Exchange Board of Executives from 2003 – 2006 and was a New York Stock Exchange Floor Official for eight terms. Mr. McCooey served on the NYSE’s Group Market Performance Committee and was chairman of the NYSE’s Technology and Planning Oversight Committee. In addition, he served on the Board of the NYSE Foundation, which he joined in 2003; the board of the Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC), the technology subsidiary of the New York Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange; and on the Committee for Review, part of NYSE Regulation.
Mr. McCooey has been a regular guest on CNBC and has often been quoted in national news publications regarding stock market activity. He is a director of Iona Preparatory School, as well as St. Vincent’s Hospital in Westchester, NY. Mr. McCooey attended the College of Holy Cross and resides in Rye, NY.
Bob is a member of the Youth INC Board of Directors and has graciously helped facilitate Youth INC Trading Day for Kids with Canaccord Genuity at the NASDAQ Closing Bell.