Nasdaq, Inc., announced the election of Anita Lynch to the boards of the U.S. exchanges operated by the company, which include The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC, Nasdaq PHLX LLC, Nasdaq BX, Inc., Nasdaq ISE, LLC, Nasdaq MRX, LLC, and Nasdaq GEMX, LLC.
Anita Lynch is dedicated to making life better and business more resilient through technology and data. Her expertise includes implementing digital transformation, finding positive solutions that benefit all stakeholders to mitigate risk, and increases shareholder value. A technophile at heart with an intuitive sense of systems and processes, she has an innate ability to bridge technology and business with diverse perspectives. She identifies smart investments that protect and leverage data to maximize profitability, and ultimately adds value to corporations at all stages.
Ms. Lynch most recently served as Chief Data Officer at New Relic, a provider of data-driven enterprise
software. She is among the first African American women to serve in the c-suite in this role for a public company. Responsible for the extraction of business value from data to drive long-term growth, she interfaced regularly with the Board of Directors on topics including data quality, governance, and cybersecurity. She was also a member of the Board’s Audit subcommittee on Technology, Data, and Information Security.
Prior to New Relic, Ms. Lynch was Vice President of Data Governance, Architecture, and Analytics at Disney. With a data strategy lens, she helped to align vision, priorities, and financial goals for the launch of Disney+ in the Americas, Europe and APAC regions scaling to 100M+ subscribers.
Previously, Ms. Lynch’s career traversed some of America’s most high-profile technology brands leading business operations and technology teams in retail, media and finance sectors. She served as leader of Business Intelligence & Analytics for the launch of Amazon Prime Now, as Director of Analytics for Yahoo homepage and verticals, and drove business expansion partnerships for Apple iTunes. She also led strategy and management consulting projects at Bain & Company after her career began in software engineering for technology startups.
Recognition and speaking engagements include: the San Francisco Business Times “Top 100 Most Influential Women in
Business”; one of the “Top 8 Female Analytics Experts” in Forbes. In 2022, she received the Culture Shift Award for Technology, Innovation and Social Impact in Silicon Valley. She was a featured keynote speaker in Snowflake’s 2020 Data Cloud Summit. Ms. Lynch holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, a BS in Economics from Northwestern University, and two patents for her work on trading system algorithms at the Chicago Board of Trade; and completed the Black Corporate Board Readiness program at Santa Clara University and the Corporate Board Academy (Maggie Wilderotter) Certification Program in 2022.
Beyond the corporate board room and her professional life, Ms. Lynch volunteers with Harvard Business School Admissions, Harvard Business School Alumni Board and Harvard Alumni Association. She is a servant leader in vital community programs and has served on non-profit boards since 2002.