NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces for 10,000 U.S. and global marketplaces, today announced it has appointed Robert H. Power as Corporate Client Relationship Director, a newly-created position. Power joins OTC Markets Group from The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), an Intercontinental Exchange company, where he served as Vice President and Co-Head of Sales for the Global Corporate Client Group, responsible for building relationships with over 1,000 NYSE-listed U.S. companies and listing publicly-traded companies that are listed on other U.S. equities markets.
In his new role, Power will be responsible for increasing OTC Markets Group's engagement with OTCQX and OTCQB issuers and supporting the enhancement of OTC Markets Group's service and technology offerings to better meet issuers' growth and business objectives. Power will report to Jason Paltrowitz, Managing Director and Global Head of Business Development at OTC Markets Group.
"We are focused on nurturing the success of our rapidly growing community of OTCQX and OTCQB companies," said Paltrowitz. "I look forward to working closely with Bob to increase our issuers' engagement and develop innovative resources, tools and initiatives that support their success as public companies."
Power has 20 years of experience serving in senior marketing and sales positions at the nation's leading stock exchanges. Prior to his most recent role at the NYSE, he was Vice President of Capital Markets in the NYSE's IPO Group, responsible for listing Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) on the NYSE from geographic regions across the East coast and Midwest. Before that, he served as Director of New Listings for the Archipelago Exchange (ArcaEx), and was later appointed a Vice President of NYSE Arca after ArcaEx merged with the NYSE in 2006.
Before joining ArcaEx, Power held various senior positions at The NASDAQ Stock Market, most recently as Senior Vice President of its highly successful Market Intelligence Desk, which provided sophisticated, customized real-time analysis of trading, marketing activity and performance data to more than 3,000 listed companies. Earlier in his career, Power served as the Managing Director of Marketing at the American Stock Exchange and as a senior analyst in that company's Trading Analysis Division.
He has a Master of Business Administration in finance from the Pace University Lubin School of Business and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in business economics from State University of New York, Oneonta.
Power will be based out of OTC Markets Group's New York City office.
About OTC Markets Group Inc.
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces for 10,000 U.S. and global securities. Through our OTC Link® ATS, we directly link a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services for a wide spectrum of securities. We organize these securities into marketplaces to better inform investors of opportunities and risks – OTCQX®, The Best Marketplace; OTCQB®, The Venture Marketplace; and OTC Pink®, The Open Marketplace. Our data-driven platform enables investors to easily trade through the broker of their choice at the best possible price and empowers a broad range of companies to improve the quality and availability of information for their investors. To learn more about how we create better informed and more efficient financial marketplaces, visit www.otcmarkets.com.
OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC regulated ATS.
Saskia Sidenfaden, OTC Markets Group Inc., +1 (212) 896-4428, [email protected]
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