On today’s show, we chat with Jeff Thomas, a Senior Vice President of Nasdaq’s Corporate Services business unit. Based in San Francisco, Jeff oversees Nasdaq’s new Listings and Capital Markets businesses. He also oversees business development and relationship management for Nasdaq’s listed companies and Investor Relations Solutions’ clients in the Western United States.

Previously, he served as President of Liquidity Solutions at Nasdaq Private Market, where he worked closely with private companies to help them provide shareholder liquidity prior to an IPO.

Prior to joining Nasdaq in 2014, Jeff held senior positions at SecondMarket, Gerson Lehrman Group and Altera Corp. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

  • What is the investment community saying about the IPOs of 2019?
  • What is a direct listing, and is it different than a traditional IPO?
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). What is this trend so many are talking about?
  • What emerging technology is Nasdaq implementing?

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