Adena Friedman serves as CFO and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group and is based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. Friedman was the CFO and Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy for The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. In 2009, Ms. Friedman assumed the role of CFO, responsible for all financial, tax, investor relations, enterprise risk management and investment matters. As head of Corporate Strategy from 2003 - 2011, Ms. Friedman's responsibilities included identifying and developing strategic opportunities for NASDAQ OMX. From 2000 - 2009, Ms. Friedman also served as the Executive Vice President of the Global Data Products business, a $250M revenue business unit within NASDAQ OMX. Ms. Friedman joined NASDAQ in 1993, where she served in several roles, including Senior Vice President of NASDAQ Data Products. Ms. Friedman earned an M.B.A. from Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. She holds a B.A. in political science from Williams College.