Chris Ferreri is Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Hartfield, Titus, and Donnelly. He previously was an electronic brokerage pioneer with more than 30 years of experience in business development, product positioning, systems design, development and deployment. He is well regarded in the financial services industry for his deep understanding of complex financial concepts, market structures and regulatory impacts and his ability to explain these complexities in clear terms.
It was his ability to communicate effectively that led Ferreri to his leadership of ICAP’s advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. in 2008. As an integral component of the Dodd Frank legislative process, he created the Educate then Influence program and has helped influence effective governance and compliance. He was elected the inaugural Chairmanship of the Wholesale Markets Brokers Association, Americas and served in that role for three terms.
Working at the center of the over the counter financial markets, he has developed key skills in strategic planning and consensus building within the context of accelerating change. The systems which he helped to design remain the predominant trading platform for the interdealer market across the globe. Ferreri spent more than three decades as a leader at ICAP, the world’s premier Interdealer Broker where he led the efforts to design, develop and deliver their hybrid voice and electronic platforms. He is currently Chief Operating Officer for Hartfield, Titus and Donnelly and CEO of his consulting agency, Eight Point Strategies, LLC.
He earned his BE in Electrical Engineering degree at Stevens Institute of Technology and is an active alumnus, serving on the Advisory Board of the School of Systems and Enterprises and is a founding Board Member for the University’s Financial Systems Center. He is dedicated to the mentoring of graduate students for Columbia University’s Executive Master of Science in Technology Management program and was awarded the University’s inaugural Mentor of the Year.