Wall Street 50 – 2019

Brian Sweeney/NASDAQ

Brian Sweeney is a director within NASDAQ’s Global Information Services. In his role he is responsible for sales of NASDAQ’s proprietary market data, which includes Global Index and alternative data to clients in the Americas region.

Brian’s journey moved him to New York in the mid ’90’s where he started his financial career. From his early days of trading on the AMEX floor, Brian has amassed more than 20 years of experience in electronic trading and fintech. Chief amongst his achievements was pioneering a cross-border electronic trading brokerage platform at Marco Polo Network. Brian also started the Electronic Trading desk in New York for Brazilian broker dealer XP Securities, where he was Managing Director of Electronic Trading.

Brian is originally from Rathfarnham in Dublin and lives in New York with his wife and two children. He was educated in Terenure College and the University College of Dublin. Brian’s Irish background, with the backing from his large supportive family in Dublin and in the U.S. helped him succeed. The welcome and support he received from the Irish-American community in the U.S. is one that he hopes to see afforded to all immigrants, as a strong network is essential for success.