CEO and Founder
Adam Patti is CEO and founder of IndexIQ. Prior to founding IndexIQ, he led Fortune Indexes, a pioneer in the exchange traded fund (ETF) industry; having launched two ETFs back in 2000 in partnership with State Street Global Advisors. Under Mr. Pattis leadership, the Fortune Indexes business unit of Time, Inc., grew to become a leading indexing operation and important participant in what was then the early days of a burgeoning ETF industry. During his tenure at Time, Inc., he was associate publisher of the Time, Inc., Business & Finance Network, which includes the Fortune and Money magazine properties, as well as the CNNMoney.com financial information portal. Prior to this role, Mr. Patti was executive director, marketing strategy and brand development for Fortune Magazine, and group director of New Business Ventures for the Fortune/Money Group. He previously was president and founder of ThreadeXchange, a venture backed supply-chain software company that built global procurement solutions for apparel and textile industries. Prior to ThreadeXchange, Mr. Patti was president and founder of Force Industries Communications, a systems integration and process reengineering consultancy, as well as founder and president of Target Market, a marketing firm that created advertising vehicles for local businesses targeting college campuses. He also served as director of BlueCar Partners, a merchant bank focused on M&A, restructurings and strategic control investments, an investment banker at Salomon Smith Barney, and a credit trained executive at Bank of America. Mr. Patti holds a BS in finance from University at Albany and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management with a triple major in finance, marketing, and entrepreneurship & innovation.