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 Chief Revenue Officer of ISS. 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 and Marketing. She leads the global team responsible for corporate branding, communications and product marketing. Read more.

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

Mark Brockway is the Head of ICS, a 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.

Martha Carter | Head of Global Research

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

Chris Cernich | Deputy Director of Global Research

Chris Cernich joined ISS in June 2010 as Head of M&A and Proxy Contest Research, and in January 2015 became Deputy Director of Global Research. He oversees analyses and vote recommendations for high profile and contentious mergers and proxy contests globally. 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 oversees all legal matters, including corporate contracting, intellectual property, human resources, litigation and regulatory compliance. Read more.

Jamie Gracey | Head of Global Voting and Data Operations

Jamie Gracey is the Head of Global Voting and Data Operations working out of our Norman, OK office. He is responsible for the operations of ISS’ proxy voting service, global ballot distribution operations and the data collection groups. 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 Institutional Sales

Lorraine Kelly is the Head of Global Institutional Sales.  She joined the ISS sales team in 2003 to develop and implement key client sales programs that focused on global growth and client satisfaction.  Her role evolved as the business grew and she maintained many direct client relationships while leading and mentoring a team of sales professionals.  Read more.

Marija Kramer | Head of Global Product Management

Marija Kramer is the Head of Global Product Management. She is responsible for new product development and strategic alliances in all regions of the world where ISS products are delivered to clients. She also manages ISS’ technology initiatives related to new product introductions and product enhancements. Read more.

Georgina Marshall | Deputy Director of Global Research & ISS Head of Research for EMEA

Georgina Marshall heads ISS Research for EMEA and is also Deputy Director of Global Research. Georgina leads the ISS research teams covering the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with staff based in London, Brussels, Paris and Berlin. Read more.

Mary McDaniel | Head of Business Process Improvement

Mary McDaniel is the Head of Business Process Improvement. In this role, she is responsible for working with the ISS organization to optimize its underlying processes to achieve more efficient results and to meet new goals as a standalone company. Her most recent role with ISS was Chief Technology Officer where she was responsible for the IT Separation from MSCI. Read more.

Richard Reynics | Head of Global Content Operations

Rich Reynics is the Head of Global Content Operations. Since joining ISS in 2007, Rich has served in multiple client-facing roles, most recently as the Head of Global Account Management… Read more.

Thomas Stockdale | Head of Data Strategy and Application Development

Thomas Stockdale is Head of Data Strategy and Application Development for ISS. Tom is responsible for Application Development, working closely with the Information Technology and Product Management teams to refine and expand our current product roadmap plans and develop a comprehensive technology strategy for ISS products and platforms.  Read more.