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Heather Abbott

Heather Abbott

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Heather is a Technology executive with over 20 years of experience leading teams and building organizations across multiple industries.  Previously Heather led Nasdaq’s Listings Business Technology organization as Senior Vice President of Corporate Client Technology and Enterprise IT. In this role, Heather was responsible for overseeing the application, development, and delivery of Corporate Client products to help customers more successfully scale, enter and thrive in public markets. She also oversaw all of Nasdaq’s Web Properties, Strategic Technology Partnerships, Corporate Applications and Internal IT.

Prior to joining Nasdaq, she was Senior Vice President at Charles Schwab & Co for six years, leading a team of over 400 technologists in Schwab’s core Investor Services business unit. Before that, she was a Senior Director at PayPal (an eBay company) in their Mobile and New Consumer Products Division. She also held various technology positions at eBay within infrastructure, program management and product development with a focus on eCommerce development, mobile-based applications, product management and product engineering in both commercial and financial services settings.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Ottawa and a Master of Business Administration from York University Schulich School of Business.