Adrian began his finance career at Citibank and later moved to Bank of America where he met John Schwall, who would become IEX’s COO. When John left to cofound IEX, he reached out to Adrian to bring him onto the team. Adrian spent a frenetic first month preparing and figuring out logistics to help launch IEX’s innovative market into the world.
Though his priorities shift to accommodate different projects—like writing up activity reports for brokers or facilitating client communications, Adrian's workday is structured strategically. He begins with a Scrum Meeting, breaks for lunch with a team, and transitions to a Change Management Meeting, mapping out new trading system launches. Adrian works with all internal teams, synchronizing IEX's product development and vigorous go-to-market techniques.