Steven Meizanis is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in the financial industry. Steven graduated summa cum laude from Rider University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Steven is currently the global head of Bloomberg’s LEI Services and Open Symbology. He also manages the Fixed Income Implementation team which is responsible for employing technology to solve for data ingestion and processing needs within the Fixed Income space. With a focus on industry standards, Steven most recently led an effort through the GLEIF accreditation process, allowing Bloomberg to become a Local Operating Unit (LOU) and issuer of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). Steven joined Bloomberg in 1994 and quickly became an expert in fixed income products, covering fixed income calculations and structured notes. Steven has held multiple positions over the years within the Global Data division, including manager of the Fixed Income department and Quality Assurance. Steven was also responsible for overseeing business development for Bloomberg Data License, which combines the resources of the Bloomberg Professional Service – the world’s most trusted source of information, analytics, data and news – with end of day reference data services. Steven also sits on the Board of Directors of the Data Foundation in DC. The Data Foundation is a non-profit think tank based in Washington, D.C. that seeks to improve government and society by using data to inform public policymaking.