As IEX Group's first Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Marija Zivanovic-Smith leads the company's strategic marketing, brand and communications function to strengthen the brand and incorporate digital tools that drive growth for IEX's exchange and technology businesses as IEX enters the digital asset space.
A seasoned technology executive whose experience spans from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, Zivanovic-Smith most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer at NCR where she helped transform its 138-year-old brand reputation, built digital and growth marketing strategies, orchestrated the company's entrance into new markets and business lines, and led the company's award-winning COVID-19 global pandemic response task force.
Outside of work, Marija is passionate about her community and financial inclusion. She served as a White House appointee to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council as the U.S. business representative, currently serves on the board of directors for Kashat, Egypt's first nano financial services provider, and is a thought leader with Forbes as an advisory member on the Forbes Communications Council. She received the Serbian Medal of Honor for her positive impact on the Serbian economy, has been named a Gold Stevie Award Female Executive of the Year three times, and has been named a Ragan Top Women in Communications honoree twice.
Marija is a graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, is fluent in English and Serbian, and proficient in Italian. She resides outside Washington DC with her husband and their two daughters.