Brenton Karmen

Global Head, Terminal Sales and Market Specialists
Bloomberg LP

Over two decades, the storied Bloomberg Terminal has escalated to icon status. A computer software system, it has enabled professionals in the financial services sector, among other industries, to access and monitor a wealth of real-time financial-market streams and to place trades on the electronic trading platform. The system also provides news, price quotes and messaging across a secure network. And Karmen, a 20-year vet of the company and a former Lehman Brothers risk analyst, heads a team of 1,500 sales and marketing specialists in an effort to sell it. “The Bloomberg Professional Service enables our community of users at investment firms, broker dealers, banks, corporations and government agencies to make more informed financial decisions,” Karmen once wrote. “The mission of Bloomberg’s worldwide sales division is to partner with our clients and ensure they have the necessary service, analytics, news, data and systems to manage the challenges of an ever-changing capital-markets landscape.”