Our leadership team brings extensive experience in corporate governance & financial services.

Gary Retelny | President & CEO

Gary Retelny is President and CEO of Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. (ISS). He is responsible for the overall management and leadership of the business, which includes more than 800 employees across 16 global offices. He works with all key ISS functions globally to continue to expand the company’s current range of governance solutions and to ensure the quality of its research and reliability of its proxy voting platform. Read more.

Stephen Harvey | Chief Revenue Officer

Stephen Harvey is the Chief Revenue Officer. He is responsible for leading the firm’s client coverage organizations, operations, product management, marketing and supporting business groups. Steve joined RiskMetrics Group where he spent 7 years leading and building the sales, marketing, and account management organizations. Read more.

Nancy Adler | Head of Global Communications & Marketing

Nancy Adler is the Head of Global Communications & Marketing. Prior to joining ISS, Ms. Adler was Head of Sales and Marketing for Crain’s New York Business, a leading New York business publication. Read more.

J. Scott Berniker | Head of Securities Class Action Services

Scott is responsible for maximizing securities class action recoveries for institutional clients. He also leads ISS’ global Lean Six Sigma initiative that engages the organization to strive for operational excellence by focusing on levers that can improve flexibility, turnaround time, quality and reliability to help ISS better meet client needs. Read more.

Mark Brockway | Head of ISS Corporate Services Inc. (ICS)

Mark Brockway is Head of the ISS Corporate Services, Inc. (“ICS”) subsidiary of ISS that provides corporate governance and executive compensation benchmarking and analytical tools and advisory services to corporate issuers and professional services firms. Read more.

Yovanka Bylander | Head of Asset Owner Strategy

Yovanka Bylander is the Head of ISS’ Asset Owner Strategy. Yovanka joined ISS in November, 2011 and has since served in various roles including Head of ISS’ QuickScore product line and Head of ISS’ Securities Class Action Services business. Read more.

Martha Carter, Ph.D. | Head of Global Research

Martha Carter, Ph.D. is the Head of Global Research for ISS.  In this role, she directs proxy voting research for the firm, leading a research team that analyzes companies in over 110 markets around the world, provides institutional investors with customized research, and produces studies and white papers on issues and topics in corporate governance.  Read more.

Alexis Daur | Head of Global Human Resources

Alexis Daur is ISS’ Head of Global Human Resources, responsible for leading the team dedicated to ensuring and supporting an inclusive and diverse culture of engaged and high performing people around the world.  Alexis leads the company’s efforts to develop human resources programs and policies which support ISS’ strategic business goals and tactical plans.    Read more.

Steven Friedman | General Counsel

Steven Friedman is ISS’ General Counsel.  Steven serves on the company’s Executive Committee and oversees all legal matters, including corporate contracting, intellectual property, human resources, litigation and regulatory compliance.   Read more.

Jamie Gracey | Head of Global Operations

Jamie Gracey leads the global operations group, responsible for the operations of Voting Agent Services, Global Procurement and Global Proxy distribution. Read more.

Allen Heery | Chief Financial Officer

Allen Heery is the Chief Financial Officer of ISS. Prior to joining ISS in 2014, Allen served as Chief Financial Officer of MSCI as well as having responsibility for running administrative functions from 1998 to 2006. Read more.

Lorraine Kelly | Head of Global Sales

Lorraine Kelly heads Global Sales for ISS. She joined the ISS sales team in 2003 to design and implement strategies for Strategic Accounts. Read more.

Marija Kramer | Head of Global Product Management

Marija Kramer is the Head of Global Product Management for ISS. She is responsible for new product development and strategic alliances in all regions of the world where ISS products are delivered to clients. Marija has been with ISS since 2003 and previously headed Global Account Management. Read more.

Mary McDaniel | Chief Technology Officer

Mary McDaniel is the Chief of Technology Officer for ISS. In this role, she is responsible for the Application Development Group, Application Management and ISS IT Infrastructure. In this role she works closely with Governance Business and Product Management to refine and expand our current product roadmap plans and devise a comprehensive technology strategy for ISS products and platform. Read more.

Rick Powell | Head of Executive Compensation Business Strategy

Rick Powell is Head of Executive Compensation Business Strategy.  In this role, he is responsible for leading and evolving ISS’ compensation content strategy, identifying new business opportunities, and determining  priorities for enhancing capabilities of our executive compensation solutions. Read more.

Richard Reynics | Global Head of Client Service & Consultants

Richard Reynics heads Global Account Management for ISS. Mr. Reynics has a long tenure of experience in our account management organization leading coverage teams around the world. Read more.

Erik Tabuena | Head of Global Data Operations

Erik Tabuena is Head of ISS’ Global Data Operations. He joined ISS in 2011 following over 20 years of experience in the IT and outsourcing industries, leading global teams. Read more.