Carolyn Saacke, Chief Operating Officer, Capital Markets at the NYSE, is responsible for developing and maintaining the firm’s relationships with the private equity, venture capital, and advisory communities. She oversees the capital markets function, key IPO transactions, and the SPAC listings practice at the NYSE. Prior to joining the NYSE, Carolyn spent 14 years on Wall Street, working in the investment banking units of Bear Stearns and Citigroup. She has advised companies of all sizes on M&A, IPOs, and other capital structure alternatives. Carolyn earned her MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and her bachelor of arts in Economics from Cornell University.