One of Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) first employees, Edwin Marcial, is set to leave his role as chief technology officer after 18 years with the exchange operator.
Marcial joined the exchange in its infantry as part of a team of six, operating as a lead developer when it was known as the Continental Power Exchange.
Through the next two decades Marcial saw the exchange turn into ICE and expand exponentially in the financial markets, culminating in a historic takeover of NYSE Euronext last year.
He became senior vice president and chief technology officer in 2000 and by the end of his tenure was in charge of over 350 developers and technologists at ICE.
In a message on LinkedIn, Marcial announced his departure, thanking CEO Jeffrey Sprecher for his trust and confidence over the years.
“I stayed with this tiny startup because I wanted a challenge. For the next 18 years, I got all I could handle in that regard,” he wrote.
“This little startup became my passion and my obsession as we grew it to be one of the largest financial marketplaces in the world.”