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The 2014 Tech 50: Deborah Hopkins

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Deborah Hopkins
Chief ExecutiveOfficer
Citi Ventures
Last year: 14

At Citigroup headquarters in New York, stress tests, capital and leverage are high on the boardroom agenda. The metrics are different in Palo Alto, California, at Citi Ventures, the $1.9 trillion-in-assets banking company’s strategic investing unit and window on all things emerging and disruptive. To see the future is to know the players: Last year Citi Ventures logged 1,000 meetings — 200 more than in 2012 — vetted 620 start-ups and invested in eight. “The level of disruption is profound and pervasive and reaching across every industry,” says CEO Deborah Hopkins, a veteran technology and strategy executive who established the Silicon Valley outpost in 2010 and has been Citigroup’s chief innovation officer since 2008. “A big part of what our team is now focused on is helping our businesses understand all that and synthesize it into actionable insights.” Recent portfolio investments Ayasdi, Datameer and Platfora have the big-data-analytics theme in common. Among other holdings: e-payments sensation Square. Citi offers “companies that have potential for scale” what conventional venture firms cannot by “moving them into proof of concept and hopefully commercialization,” Hopkins, 59, explains. In her spare time she hosts events to promote women’s entrepreneurship, part of a personal campaign: “We’re looking to figure out how to change numbers that are staggeringly small.”

The 2014 Tech 50

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4
5
Thomas Secunda
Bloomberg
Jeffrey Sprecher
Intercontinental Exchange
Catherine Bessant
Bank of America Corp.
Stephen Neff
Fidelity Investments
Lance Uggla
Markit
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7
8
9
10
Robert Goldstein
BlackRock
David Craig
Thomson Reuters
Phupinder Gill
CME Group
Anna Ewing
NASDAQ
OMX Group
R. Martin Chavez
Goldman Sachs Group
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15
Deborah Hopkins
Citi Ventures
Dan Mathisson
Credit Suisse
Daniel Coleman
KCG Holdings
Michael Spencer
ICAP
Michael Bodson
Depository Trust &
Clearing Corp.
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19
20
Joe Ratterman
BATS Global Markets
Dominique Cerutti
Euronext
Ron Levi
GFI Group
Gaurav Suri
D.E. Shaw Group
Charles Li
Hong Kong
Exchanges and
Clearing
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23
24
25
Lou Eccleston
S&P Capital IQ
Lee Olesky
Tradeweb Markets
Richard McVey
MarketAxess Holdings
Seth Merrin
Liquidnet Holdings
Antoine
Shagoury

London Stock
Exchange Group
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27
28
29
30
Christopher
Perretta

State Street Corp.
Kevin Rhein
Wells Fargo & Co.
Peter Carr
Morgan Stanley
Hauke Stars
Deutsche Börse
Robert Alexander
Capital One
Financial Corp.
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34
35
David Gershon
SuperDerivatives
Chris Corrado
MSCI
Joseph Squeri
Citadel
Tanuja Randery
BT Global Services
John Bates
Software AG
36
37
38
39
40
Gary Scholten
Principal Financial Group
David Gledhill
DBS Bank
Simon Garland
Kx Systems
Cristóbal Conde
FinTech Innovation Lab
Jeff Parker
EidoSearch
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44
45
Kim Fournais &
Lars Seier Christensen

Saxo Bank
Kenneth Marlin
Marlin & Associates
Tyler Kim
MaplesFS
Jim McGuire
Charles Schwab Corp.
Jim Minnick
eVestment
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47
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49
50
Steven O’Hanlon
Numerix
Sebastián Ceria
Axioma
Yasuki Okai
Nomura Research Institute
Niki Beattie
Market Structure Partners
Mas Nakachi
OpenGamma

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