Intercontinental Exchange appoints David Clifton as Interim CEO of Bakkt
ATLANTA & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, has appointed David Clifton as Interim CEO of Bakkt, the digital assets trading and payments platform that is majority-owned by ICE. Clifton replaces Mike Blandina, who is leaving the company to pursue a new opportunity. Adam White, who was appointed President of Bakkt earlier this year, will continue in his role.
Clifton, currently ICE’s Vice President, M&A and Integration, joined ICE in 2008, serving previously as Associate General Counsel, M&A. During his tenure, Clifton has played a leading role in the company’s deals, including the 2013 acquisition of NYSE Euronext, among other global strategic initiatives and transactions. Clifton received his JD from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law and is a graduate of Davidson College. In his interim role at Bakkt, Clifton will focus on completing the integration of Bridge2 Solutions, which Bakkt acquired earlier this year, while also driving forward Bakkt’s growth initiatives.