Nasdaq names Michael Ptaszni as CFO
Mr. Ptasznik joins Nasdaq from TMX Group Limited where he served as Chief Financial Officer since 2002.
Prior to his appointment as CFO, he held senior positions including Vice President, Finance & Administration and Director, Financial Planning & Analysis.
Mr. Ptasznik graduated with honors from Wilfrid Laurier University, is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA CMA) and obtained his Chartered Director designation from McMaster University
Mr. Ptasznik has served on a number of boards, most recently as a member of the Accounting Standards Oversight Council.
To help ensure a smooth transition, Ronald Hassen, Senior Vice President and interim CFO will remain with the company in an advisory capacity.
Mr. Hassen is currently Senior Vice President and interim CFO, a position he has held since January 2016. He has also served as Finance Controller of Nasdaq since March 2002 and is the company's Principal Accounting Officer.
Mr. Hassen also previously served as interim Chief Financial Officer from February 2011 to September 2011. He also held the position of Treasurer from November 2002 through January 2007.
Prior to joining Nasdaq, Mr. Hassen served as Controller of Deutsche Bank North America, after the company's acquisition of Bankers Trust Company. He served as Principal Accounting Officer at Bankers Trust until the acquisition by Deutsche Bank in 1999.