Kim to oversee Nasdaq new projects

New York: The Nasdaq Stock Market(www.nasdaq.com) has announced that Edward H Kim has joined Nasdaq as senior vice president in the corporate client group, one of Nasdaq's three core businesses. Kim will oversee new product development and new business initiatives for the corporate client group, which is the area responsible for servicing the companies listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market. He reports to vice chairman David Weild.

Says Weild: "Ed's addition opens a new and exciting chapter for the corporate client group where Nasdaq will seek to expand the range of value-added services that we provide in support of corporate clients. His rare breadth of expertise spans the range of core equity value-drivers, including investment banking, trading and equity research. We believe that Ed's combination of insight and public company experience will serve Nasdaq and our corporate clients well."

Prior to joining Nasdaq, Kim was senior vice president, corporate operations, Purchasepro.com, a Nasdaq-listed company. There he managed all aspects of the company's internal operations, including expense control, human resources, office administration, facilities leasing, telecommunications and community relations.

His background includes extensive work in the financial industry. He was vice president, high technology investment banking, Prudential Securities, where he completed both public and private equity capital financings for e-commerce and IT companies. He served on international equity-trading desks at Hoenig and Company and Lehman Brothers, residing in Tokyo, London and New York.

Early in his career, Kim was an equity research analyst at Robertson, Stephens and Company, covering biotechnology companies, and an analyst for equity capital transactions for Prudential-Bache Capital Funding. Kim is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a bachelor's of science degree in materials science and engineering.