IEX Group Appoints Andrea Ledford as Chief People Officer and Kate Gunning as Chief Marketing Officer

Leaders from NCR and J.P. Morgan join as company grows and expands

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IEX Group, Inc. (IEX), which operates the Investors Exchange, today
announced that it has hired Andrea Ledford as Chief People Officer (CPO)
and Kate Gunning as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective
immediately. Ms. Ledford joins IEX following 12 years at NCR, most
recently as Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer, and was
named “Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year” by HRO Today.
Ms. Gunning joins IEX following six years at J.P. Morgan, most recently
as Executive Director, Global Head of Brand for J.P. Morgan Asset
Management, and was named one of Brand Innovators’ “40 Under 40 Brand

“Today’s appointments ensure that IEX’s people and brand continue to
fuel our competitive advantage as we build on the success of the
Investors Exchange,” said IEX Co-Founder and CEO Brad Katsuyama.
“Setting new standards for markets and beyond requires that we also set
the highest bar for our internal culture and for how we inspire our
clients and partners. I’m thrilled Andrea and Kate have joined our team
and look forward to partnering with them to achieve our mission.”

As CPO, Ms. Ledford will shape and lead IEX’s strategy to develop,
retain, and attract top talent. She will also design and implement
learning and development, manager training and coaching, and employee
engagement programs.

“IEX has a compelling strategy of driving innovation and helping provide
a fairer opportunity in the financial markets for everyday companies and
investors,” said Ms. Ledford. “I look forward to working with this
talented group of people by creating a culture and programs that enable
them to achieve their goals now and in the future.”

As CMO, Ms. Gunning will lead brand strategy, marketing, and
communications for both IEX and the Investors Exchange. She will be
responsible for broadening and amplifying the IEX brand, as well as for
expanding awareness of the high quality of trading and liquidity offered
on the Investors Exchange and groundbreaking innovations such as IEX
Cloud. Ms. Gunning will also partner with Bill Guinan, IEX’s Head of
Business Development, to more closely integrate the sales and marketing

“Joining IEX at such a pivotal moment is the opportunity of a lifetime,”
said Ms. Gunning. “This company has made such a positive impact on
capital markets, and I am excited to help communicate that story within
our industry and beyond.”

Ms. Ledford will report to Mr. Katsuyama. Ms. Gunning will report to
Sara Furber, IEX Chief Financial Officer.

About IEX Group, Inc.
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in
New York City, IEX Group is a technology company on a mission to build
fairer markets in finance and beyond by setting new standards for
performance and transparency. IEX Group is most well-known for its
flagship stock exchange, operated by the Investors Exchange LLC, which
launched in 2016. For more, please visit


Gerald Lam

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