Robert Cornish joined Gemini as its first-ever chief technology officer in July 2018. He is responsible for leading Gemini’s technology team and strategy. Cornish most recently served as chief information officer of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
He was chief information officer at International Securities Exchange from April 1, 2016 until the exchange was acquired by Nasdaq in June 2016. He was previously ISE's chief technology officer from March 1, 2013. Before that, he was technology infrastructure and development officer for ISE.
Cornish assisted in the ISE exchange launch as a technology consultant in 1999 and became an employee of ISE in October of 2000 with the initial responsibility of forming an internal development group. He is a member of the OCC Technology Roundtable, Financial Services Information and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC).
He was named by Institutional Investor as a “Trading Technology Top 40” Financial Services executive.
Before working at ISE, Cornish was a software development consultant for Prudential Investments.
Cornish attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities from 1993 – 1996 and Iowa State University from 1989 – 1993.
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