Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
Team Rubicon, a disaster relief organization which unites the skills of military veterans with first responders, is pleased to welcome Duncan L. Niederauer, chief executive officer of the New York Stock Exchange, to its board of advisors.
Beyond disaster relief, Team Rubicon helps veterans find a renewed sense of purpose—vital as many return to civilian life after more than a decade of war.
"Team Rubicon is a great example of an organization affording returning servicemen and women the opportunity to continue to serve, and in the process to stay engaged," said Niederauer. “Although I did not serve, I have made a personal commitment to do everything in my power to ensure that we as a country welcome our nation's finest home and bridge the civilian-military divide.”
In just four years, Team Rubicon has grown from eight to 14,000 members with 51 operations under its belt, including the Haiti Earthquake, Superstorm Sandy, Oklahoma Tornadoes, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Team Rubicon has bold plans to continue its growth domestically, and replicate its model globally.
“Duncan is a proven leader, not only in his industry but in setting the example of how corporate America can do right by its veterans,” said Jake Wood, CEO and cofounder of Team Rubicon. “We look forward to his counsel, as we scale our operation to make a difference in even more lives.”
During his tenure as NYSE CEO, Niederauer is proud to have overseen the transformation of the company into an innovative, globally integrated organization with a high-tech, high-touch focus. Prior to his current position, he was president and co-chief operating officer of NYSE Euronext with responsibility for U.S. cash equities.
Before joining NYSE Euronext in April 2007, Niederauer spent 22 years at Goldman Sachs. He has served on the board of Archipelago Holdings, LLC and Colgate University, and now serves on the board of Operation Hope, The American Ireland Fund and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. His current affiliations include G100, Chief Executive 50, British-American Business Council International Advisory Committee, Partnership for New York City, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, Shanghai International Financial Advisory Committee, Museum of American Finance, Pace University President’s Council, and Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.
Niederauer earned a Master of Business Administration from Emory University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University. He and his wife, Alison, led the Newmark School’s “Destination of Promise” campaign, which built a state of the art school for children with autism and related disabilities in Scotch Plains, N.J. They have three children and reside in New Jersey.
To learn more about Team Rubicon’s mission, visit http://www.teamrubiconusa.org.
About Team Rubicon
Team Rubicon (TR) unites the skills and experience of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. TR offers veterans a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those afflicted by disasters, and also themselves. For more about Team Rubicon, visit http://www.teamrubiconusa.org.