The IIBN Future Leaders Board (“FLB”) successful held its first event in what will be a series of “My Career Journey’ events on June 15th with guest speaker Ronan Ryan. Ronan is co-founder and President of IEX Group, Inc. and is a central character featured in Michael Lewis’ best-seller, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.
IEX Group operates the Investor’s Exchange, a new exchange which gained approval by the SEC two days after Ronan spoke at the event. The intimate event provided a great opportunity to hear about Ronan’s success story and engage with other professionals over some drinks and canapés. Ronan explained the story behind his appearance in Flash Boys and the origins of the IEX Exchange, and stressed the importance of hard work and not being afraid to take chances professionally.
Thank you to First Derivatives and The IIBN Future Leaders Board (FLB). The FLB is a voluntary advisory group that supports the IIBN and its Board of Directors through its leadership, creativity, and enthusiasm. The FLB is generally comprised of people who are in the early stages of their careers and have skills (and experience) that complement those of the Senior Board members.