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The 2017 Tech 40: Robert Schifellite

< The 2017 Tech 4039. Robert SchifellitePresident, Investor Communication SolutionsBroadridge Financial SolutionsLast 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 40Click below to view profiles
1. Adena FriedmanNASDAQ2. Catherine BessantBank of
America Corp.3. Robert GoldsteinBlackRock4. Jeffrey SprecherIntercontinental Exchange5. Lance UgglaIHS Markit
6. Shawn Edwards & Vlad KliatchkoBloomberg7. David CraigThomson Reuters8. Michael SpencerNEX Group9. Don CallahanCitigroup10. Elisha WieselGoldman Sachs Group
11. Michael BodsonDepository Trust & Clearing Corp.12. Terrence DuffyCME Group13. Charles LiHong Kong Exchanges and Clearing14. Sean BelkaFidelity Investments15. Chris ConcannonCBOE Holdings
16. Guy ChiarelloFirst Data Corp.17. Steven LieblichCitadel18. David RutterR3CEV19. Blythe MastersDigital Asset Holdings20. Alfred SpectorTwo Sigma Investments
21. Neil KatzD.E. Shaw Group22. Lee OleskyTradeweb Markets23. Richard McVeyMarketAxess Holdings24. David GledhillDBS Bank25. Seth MerrinLiquidnet Holdings
26. Antoine ShagouryState Street Corp.27. Peter Brown &
Robert Mercer
Renaissance Technologies28. Lou EcclestonTMX Group29. Peter CherecwichNorthern Trust Corp.30. Mike ChinnS&P Global Market Intelligence
31. Chris CorradoLondon Stock Exchange Group32. Neal PawarAQR Capital Management33. Gary NorcrossFidelity National Information Services34. Steven O'HanlonNumerix35. Sebastián CeriaAxioma
36. Brian ConlonFirst Derivatives and Kx Systems37. Tyler KimMaplesFS38. Michael CooperBT Radianz39. Robert SchifelliteBroadridge Financial Solutions40. Jim MinnickeVestment