Jay Heller

Head of Capital Markets@NASDAQ

At Nasdaq, Jay Heller is senior member of the Capital Markets Team. With over 20 years’ experience in the financial markets arena, Jay was tasked by senior management to lead a team in analyzing and enhancing the process in which Initial Public Offerings are facilitated on the exchange. Over the last several years, Nasdaq has introduced several innovative tools, leveraging data and technology to provide greater transparency into this process and is proud to be home of the Modern Day IPO.

Under his leadership, the team has executed more than 1,000 IPOs on the exchange. Some of the world’s most innovative companies have gone public on Nasdaq during his tenure including: DocuSign, Tradeweb, Roku, Lyft, Zoom, Tilray, Blue Buffalo, and Beyond Meat, just to name a few.

Prior to joining the Nasdaq in 2008, Jay was the Managing Director of Institutional Trading and Sales at American Capital Partners. There he managed the Institutional Trading and Sales Desk while working with various hedge funds and financial institutions. Jay also has worked as a market marker at Pershing Capital Markets and NDB Capital Markets, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank.