Kelly L. Loeffler
Chief Executive Officer, Bakkt
Kelly Loeffler is chief executive officer of Bakkt, a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE) that enables institutional, merchant and consumer access to digital assets in a secure, trusted ecosystem.
As CEO, she is responsible for establishing the strategy and team, as well as the regulatory, financial and operational performance of the company. She is a member of ICE’s executive management committee.
Loeffler joined Intercontinental Exchange in 2002 where she built and led investor relations, corporate communications and marketing for over 15 years. She led a global team and was responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s investor relations program, as well as media relations, marketing and brand strategy to support the company’s global exchange, clearing and data operations.
With more than two decades’ experience in financial services, Loeffler previously held roles in equity research at William Blair & Company and Citi Global Asset Management. She also managed investor relations at Crossroads Investment Advisers, L.P., a private equity fund of funds. Loeffler began her career in the automotive industry, holding marketing and operations roles at Toyota Motor Sales, USA.
Loeffler is also co-owner and co-chairman of the WNBA Atlanta Dream, the first women-owned professional sports team in Georgia. As a result of her own positive experiences gained through athletic participation, she is an advocate of combining education and sports to contribute to the success of young people from the classroom to the workplace.
Loeffler is a member of the Board of Directors of Georgia Power, the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). She is also active in the community, including as a Board Trustee for the Georgia Research Alliance , and on the boards of Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation, Skyland Trail, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She previously served on the boards of the Red Cross of Metro Atlanta, Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Sports Council.
Loeffler earned a B.S. degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed an MBA from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at. She is a CFA charterholder.