Our global leadership team combines a breadth of management experience in financial services and technology. They are committed to providing our financial clients with reliable, powerful technology and services while ensuring that IPC is well positioned to anticipate and meet customers’ demands.
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Chief Executive Officer
Robert (Bob) A. Santella is the Chief Executive Officer of IPC. He has an accomplished career in the financial and capital markets spanning over three decades, including extensive experience across asset classes, ecosystem participants and front, middle, back-office trade life-cycle work-flows and systems.
Previously, Bob held the position of President of Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) Global Trading Group. As President of this group, he had responsibility for all trading, network, execution, energy and market data businesses. Bob joined FIS at the end of 2015 when FIS acquired SunGard. During his tenure with SunGard, Mr. Santella served as president of various groups focused on trading and brokerage solutions. Bob joined SunGard in 2010 through its acquisition of Fox River Execution Technology, where he was Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to Fox River, Bob held senior management positions at two alternative asset firms, SAM Investments and RAS Investments. He spent eight years as a senior manager at Price Waterhouse, where he held a senior leadership role within the Personal Financial Planning unit.
Bob holds a BS in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He also holds the CPA designation and the FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 99 securities registrations. In addition to his passion for the financial industry, Bob enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, traveling and cheering for all Philadelphia area sports teams.
Senior Vice President General Counsel and Corporate Development
Adam Bozek is IPC’s General Counsel and Corporate Development responsible for leading IPC’s global legal team and all of the company’s legal activities. Adam also maintains Chief of Staff and M&A responsibilities for the company.
Before joining IPC, Adam was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Rockwood Service Corporation, a privately held technology and services company. In his more than 20 years of legal, business and management experience, he has also held senior executive positions with General Electric, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and Paul, Hasting, Janofsky & Walker. He has extensive international experience in all areas of the law, and is especially passionate about Commercial, M&A, Ethics and IP matters.
Adam earned his law degree at New York University School of Law and holds a BS in Business Administration from Boston University. He is married to his college sweetheart and has two beautiful daughters, both of whom he coached in youth soccer leagues. He also enjoys playing golf and basketball and cheering for the Boston Red Sox.
Senior Vice President Managing Director - Financial Markets Network
David Brown is Senior Vice President and Managing Director of IPC’s Financial Markets Network. He is responsible for all aspects of the Global Network Business, including global sales and marketing, engineering, network operations and customer support. Previous roles with the company have included leading the company’s Global Network Operations, EMEA Network Operations and the Product Management function for the Network Business including multiple successful network acquisition and integration projects.
Prior to joining IPC in 2003, David held various management positions within IXNet and Global Crossing, and also worked for Orange PCS and Rolls Royce PLC.
Originally from the UK, David earned a BA from Sheffield Hallam University and now resides in New York with his wife and daughter. Outside of work he enjoys travel, hiking, skiing and playing and watching football and closely follows his now very successful hometown club Leicester City!
Chief Financial Officer
Ben Chrnelich is Executive Vice President and IPC’s Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for all aspects of finance, treasury, investor relations and financial strategy.
Ben previously served as a Managing Director at MSCI, where he led global financial planning and analysis. Prior to MSCI, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NYSE Technologies. Ben has worked with many leading investment banks, market centers and financial technology organizations, with prior leadership positions at Lehman Brothers, Charles Schwab and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Ben is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is the National Board Chair of America SCORES, the largest after-school soccer, literacy and service-learning program in the United States.
He earned a BS in Accounting from Lehigh University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. In his free time, Ben enjoys coaching his daughters’ travel soccer teams.
Senior Vice President Managing Director - Asia Pacific
David Dodd is IPC’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific, with responsibility for Financial Markets Network and Trading Communications solutions in that region. Prior to this role, David led the expansion of IPC’s regional presence in Asia Pacific, adding 10 direct offices, including Hong Kong. He became Managing Director in December 2007. Prior to joining IPC in 1997, Dodd held a managerial role at Thomson Financial in Hong Kong.
Outside work, David enjoys family, food and wine—and especially relishes acting as sous chef for his talented wife and personal driver for his daughter. Among his other adventures: diving across the world, running a half-marathon by mistake and climbing the tallest mountains in Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia. Though he hails from London and now lives in Hong Kong, David considers Spain his spiritual home because of its good food, great wines and “official” siesta!
Senior Vice President Product and Customer Success
Don Henderson is IPC’s Senior Vice President of Product and Customer Success. He is responsible for delivering the product strategy and operations of IPC’s global Trading Communications Solutions and also leads the overall product roadmap for the company.
Previously, Don was at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), where he was CTO and a member of the executive team responsible for building and leading the NYSE Technologies business. Before that, Don served as CTO and executive team member of NYFIX, a global order routing and execution services company. His earlier experience includes working at Bear Stearns and McKinsey and Co., where he built industry-leading teams focused on IT infrastructure, telecommunications and networking, product development and technology partnerships.
Don, who has a BA in Economics from Rutgers University, is married with four children. When he isn’t working, he enjoys golfing, skiing and hiking.
Senior Vice President and Global Head of Sales and Marketing
Mike Jerich is IPC’s Senior Vice President and Global Head of Sales and Marketing. Mike has more than 15 years of experience in global sales leadership. Before joining IPC, he served as Chief Commercial Officer for IntelePeer, a cloud communications company. Prior to that, he was a key sales leader in the enterprise division of Level 3 Communications, where he led his teams to double-digit growth in revenue and EBITDA.
Mike, who has a BA from Stanford University, is married with two daughters. Outside work, he enjoys golfing and fishing.
Senior Vice President Human Resources
Rob Steets is IPC’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources. He’s responsible for developing and executing human resources strategies with a key focus on engagement and culture. Before joining IPC, Rob was a talent and organizational capability leader at Pfizer. Previously, he held HR roles at Avon, Bank of America, Wolters Kluwer and Accenture.
Rob holds a BA from West Chester University and an MS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He truly loves relating to people about the impacts of change, both organizationally and personally. A dedicated triathlete, he’s competed in the Hawaiian Ironman and other international events. When not working, he and his wife, Lauren, spend time with their three children and dog in Vermont, where they hike in the summer and ski and snowboard in the winter.
Senior Vice President Research & Development and Information Technology
Robert Waghorne is IPC’s Senior Vice President of Research & Development and Information Technology. In this role, he’s responsible for developing leading-edge technology to support all IPC businesses.
Previously, Robert was SVP of Technology at NASDAQ OMX. During his 13-year tenure there, he held several global leadership positions, including overseeing technology for the firm’s corporate solutions business. While based in Europe, he led the technology integration of the OMX exchange. Robert’s other experience includes technology leadership positions at the Chicago Stock Exchange, IBM and KPMG.
Robert has a BS in Computer Science from Villanova University. Robert is married with three children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, running and playing guitar.