HFSC Board Member
Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer, Hartfield, Titus & Donnelly
Chris is a Managing Director at ICAP, currently managing the product design, development and deployment for ICAP’s hybrid electronic and voice trading systems for the securities and derivatives markets in the US. He has been in the Inter Dealer Broker space for more than 25 years. ICAP is the world’s largest interdealer broker with an average daily transaction volume in excess of $2.3 trillion, more than 50% of which is electronic. Across this broad product offering, ICAP’s customer base ranges from small regional banks to multi-national corporations, Broker-Dealers and Commercial Banks. After receiving his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Stevens, he began his career as an Engineer for E. I. DuPont de Nemours. In 1984, Chris joined Garban’s U.S. Treasury division, and is currently registered with FINRA. During his tenure as a U.S. Treasury broker, he helped design a variety of internal analytic applications as well as participate in the design and development of the proprietary trading systems used at Garban. It was during his last assignment as manager of the proprietary US Treasury desk that Garban began the move toward interactive electronic trading. Chris was charged with organizing a business line for hybrid electronic and voice trading and began the design, development and ultimate roll out of ICAP’s hybrid e-commerce solution, ETC. The trading platform grew into a separate division of ICAP, developing, installing and maintaining trading systems for US and Foreign Securities, Global Foreign Exchange trading, and a broad variety of money-market instruments. Today, Chris is responsible for trading systems strategy, design and planning for the blending of ICAP’s voice brokered Over-the-Counter markets and implementation of electronic trading. Chris has participated in numerous panel discussions with the Bond Market Association (now SIFMA) and ISDA, as well as presentations in financial markets conferences in London, Mexico, South America, Tokyo and Korea. Chris is the Chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Interdealer Broker Advisory Committee, served as the inaugural Chairman of The Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association, Americas, and has represented the industry at conferences ranging in topics from business strategies, technology and regulatory concerns. He is a Board member of the Stevens Institute of Technology School of Systems and Enterprises. Chris is an active subject matter expert for the OTC Derivatives markets and has testified before the US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee as well as the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets.