Kelly Loeffler

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Kelly Loeffler
Occupation Chief Executive Officer
Employer Bakkt, an ICE subsidiary
Location Atlanta
Website ICE homepage

Kelly Loeffler is the CEO of Bakkt, a digital asset services subsidiary of the Intercontinental Exchange.[1]

Before taking the Bakkt post, she served as chief communications and marketing officer at Intercontinental Exchange. The company announced in March 2018 that she would be stepping down from the position at the end of 2018. She has been with ICE for 16 years.[2][3]

She was responsible for ICE's investor relations, public relations, corporate communications, marketing and brand strategy.

She is married to ICE founder and CEO Jeffrey Sprecher.[4][5]


Loeffler is credited for playing a key role in the early development of the Intercontinental Exchange, joining the company in 2002. During her tenure at ICE, she rose to become a member of the executive management committee and expanded her duties from communications and marketing to overseeing all aspects of the company's brand, marketing strategy, digital platforms, sustainability initiatives and investor relations. She was part of the team that took ICE through the IPO process in 2005.

Before joining ICE, Loeffler worked in investor relations at the private equity firm, Crossroads Investment Advisers, L.P. Before that, she worked in equity research at William Blair & Company and at Citi Global Asset Management.

In 2013, Loeffler considered a run for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate from the state of Georgia, but declined saying "the timing wasn't right."[6][7]

She is a member of the Women In Listed Derivatives' Steering Committee.

She is also part owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream.[8]


Loeffler graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelors in Business Administration. She completed a Master of Business Administration at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University in Chicago.


  1. Buying Your Starbucks Fix With Bitcoin Is Now Closer to Reality. Bloomberg.
  2. Intercontinental Exchange Announces Marketing and Communications Leadership as Kelly Loeffler Prepares to Depart at the End of 2018. ICE.
  3. ICE, CME clearing membership rules challenged for CDS. Reuters.
  4. ICE's Jeffrey Sprecher: The Sultan of Swaps. Businessweek.
  5. On The Market—Two-Bedroom Plus Library at the Palmolive. Chicago Magazine.
  6. 'Dream' team owner passes on Senate run. Politico.
  7. Kelly Loeffler of ICE has “little bandwidth” to run for U.S. Senate. SaportaReport.
  8. Mary Brock and Kelly Loeffler: Running The WNBA’s Atlanta Dream. I Want To Be An