Edwin Marcial has 25 years of experience leading technology teams, and architecting and developing software systems. Mr. Marcial is the former founder, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). After 4 years as a senior software engineer developing energy management systems with Harris Energy Control Systems division, he joined the startup company Continental Power Exchange (CPEX) in 1996. In 1998 his technical vision led to the design of an Internet based commodity trading system that would evolve to become the ICE trading platform.
In 2000, CPEX became the Intercontinental Exchange and the ICE Trading System was launched. Under Mr Marcial’s technical leadership ICE had tremendous success including a record IPO in 2005, the fastest trading platform in the commodities exchange industry by 2009, and completed the acquisition of the New York Stock Exchange in 2013. ICE is currently the largest financial marketplace in the world, and is valued over 38 billion dollars. After 18 years, Mr. Marcial left ICE in 2014.
During his tenure at ICE, Marcial created and managed arguably one of the most talented and effective technology teams in the country. The team of over 350 developers and technologists designed and built every mission critical system used to operate ICE markets, exchanges and clearing houses. The technology team consistently innovated and executed to facilitate the rapid growth of ICE.
Today Mr. Marcial serves as an advisor for several early stage software companies including SwatchPop!, Rigor, Ionic Security, Ad Reform and CaseFleet.
Mr. Marcial serves on the Atlanta board for Year Up. The non profit organization helps to bridge the opportunity divide by empowering disadvantaged young adults with training and career opportunities in technology. Mr. Marcial is also a volunteer instructor for students learning software development at Year Up - a program he helped create.
Mr. Marcial has been noted for several honors including #1 on Institutional Investor’s Trading Technology 40 in 2014, Computerworld’s Premier 100 in 2011, one of the top 10 CIOs on Wall Street in 2010, InfoWorld’s top 25 CTOs in 2009, and in 2007 Mr. Marcial was named the Georgia Corporate CIO of the Year.
Mr. Marcial holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Florida’s College of Engineering.
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