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The 2017 Tech 40: Robert Schifellite

39. Robert Schifellite
President, Investor Communication Solutions
Broadridge Financial Solutions
Last year: 48

Providing the proxy voting infrastructure used by more than 90 percent of North American public companies and mutual funds, New York–based Broadridge Financial Solutions collects a wealth of data on shareholder participation and opinions. It collaborates with the PwC Governance Insights Center to produce ProxyPulse reports that reveal the percentage of retail shares voted and levels of support for director candidates. Also in the report covering the July 1–December 31 annual meeting mini-season: For the first time, the majority of retail investors (52 percent, up from 43 percent the year before) received their proxy materials electronically — a milestone for the Broadridge Investor Communication Solutions (ICS) business and Robert Schifellite, the segment's president and Broadridge's corporate senior vice president. ICS, which accounts for more than three-fourths of Broadridge's $3 billion in annual revenue, is Schifellite's platform both for e-business innovation (as in the ProxyEdge institutional proxy management system, and online and mobile voting capabilities) and for advocating more efficient — often meaning paperless — corporate governance and customer communications as a matter of principle. "This is not the same old proxy business," says Schifellite, 59, explaining Broadridge's expanding digital ambitions. In view of marketplace and technology trends and business imperatives, "we have to continue to be a leader in digital," adds Schifellite, who has worked for Broadridge and predecessor ADP Brokerage Services since 1992.

The 2017 Tech 40
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2. Catherine Bessant
Bank of
America Corp.
3. Robert Goldstein
4. Jeffrey Sprecher
Intercontinental Exchange
5. Lance Uggla
IHS Markit
6. Shawn Edwards & Vlad Kliatchko
7. David Craig
Thomson Reuters
8. Michael Spencer
NEX Group
9. Don Callahan
10. Elisha Wiesel
Goldman Sachs Group
11. Michael Bodson
Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.
12. Terrence Duffy
CME Group
13. Charles Li
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
14. Sean Belka
Fidelity Investments
15. Chris Concannon
CBOE Holdings
16. Guy Chiarello
First Data Corp.
17. Steven Lieblich
18. David Rutter
19. Blythe Masters
Digital Asset Holdings
20. Alfred Spector
Two Sigma Investments
21. Neil Katz
D.E. Shaw Group
22. Lee Olesky
Tradeweb Markets
23. Richard McVey
MarketAxess Holdings
24. David Gledhill
DBS Bank
25. Seth Merrin
Liquidnet Holdings
26. Antoine Shagoury
State Street Corp.
27. Peter Brown &
Robert Mercer
Renaissance Technologies
28. Lou Eccleston
TMX Group
29. Peter Cherecwich
Northern Trust Corp.
30. Mike Chinn
S&P Global Market Intelligence
31. Chris Corrado
London Stock Exchange Group
32. Neal Pawar
AQR Capital Management
33. Gary Norcross
Fidelity National Information Services
34. Steven O'Hanlon
35. Sebastián Ceria
36. Brian Conlon
First Derivatives and Kx Systems
37. Tyler Kim
38. Michael Cooper
BT Radianz
39. Robert Schifellite
Broadridge Financial Solutions
40. Jim Minnick

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