Dave Nadig Returns To ETF.com As CEO

Bats Global brings back the well-known ETF expert to lead ETF.com.

Reviewed by: Cinthia Murphy
Edited by: Cinthia Murphy

Bats Global Markets, owner of ETF.com, has named Dave Nadig CEO of ETF.com, bringing back the well-known ETF expert to the helm of the media company he once helped lead.

Nadig had led ETF.com’s data and analytics efforts, building the data platform, contributing commentary, and playing a leadership role in the company from 2008 to 2015. Nadig, whose footprint in this industry goes back 20 years, replaces current CEO David Lichtblau, who will be leaving ETF.com at the end of the year to pursue other interests.

“The advantages of ETFs—efficiency, transparency, diversification and flexibility—have never been more important for investors than they are right now. But to paraphrase Stan Lee, with great power comes great responsibility, which means the burden on the press and on issuers to provide world-class information and education is intense,” Nadig said. “It's a challenge that ETF.com has always embraced, and I can't wait to get back in the mix.”

‘Incredible Period Of Growth & Innovation’

“The ETF ecosystem is in an incredible period of growth and innovation, and at the same time, the regulatory climate is uncertain,” he added. “I've spent most of my career in and around the ETF business, and I can't think of any place I'd rather be right now than at the center of it all—ETF.com.”

Nadig officially rejoins ETF.com on Monday, Nov. 21, and will report to Bats Senior Vice President, Global Head of Exchange-Traded Products, Laura Morrison.

“I’ve known Dave for many years and have always admired his innovative spirit and his dedication to the ETF industry. I am eager to work with him and the entire team at ETF.com during this pivotal time,” Morrison said.

Nadig comes back to ETF.com after leading FactSet’s data and analytics efforts in the ETF space following FactSet’s acquisition of that part of the ETF.com business in 2015. Bats acquired ETF.com last spring.

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Cinthia Murphy is head of digital experience, advocating for the user in all that etf.com does. She previously served as managing editor and writer for etf.com, specializing in ETF content and multimedia. Cinthia’s experience includes time at Dow Jones and former BridgeNews, covering commodity futures markets in Chicago and Brazil equities in Sao Paulo. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.