SIFMA Operations & Technology Society: Securities Operations Section

The Securities Operations Section is a Section of the SIFMA Operations and Technology Society focused on education, networking, and the sharing of best practices in the operations sector of the financial services industry. Its membership consists primarily of operations professionals from broker-dealers, banks, accounting firms, asset management firms, and consulting firms.

About the SIFMA Operations & Technology Society: Securities Operations Section

The primary mission of the Section is to provide value to its membership, often through educational seminars on key industry and regulatory issues. In addition, the Section provides networking opportunities, substantively engages in industry issues through its subcommittees and through its regular newsletter, and collaborates with SIFMA initiatives in Technology and Operations.

Meet with your colleagues in Professional Societies to share best practices, attend educational seminars and engage in peer-to-peer networking.

Board & Officers

  • Christopher Brady, President

    Pershing LLC
  • John McKissick, Executive Vice President

    Virtu Financial
  • Chris Catania, Vice President - Communication

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Jan Hanshaft, Vice President – Communication

    Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
  • John O’Brien, Vice President - Membership

    Wells Fargo
  • Kelly Bell

    Hilltop Securities
  • Jonathan Bruckner

    E*Trade Clearing, LLC
  • Christopher Montagu

    Goldman Sachs
  • Juan Pena

    Fidelity Investments
  • John Pucci

    KCG Holdings, Inc.
  • Ed Adinolfi

  • Michael Canale

  • Carmin Carmello

  • Sean Carroll

  • Charles Caruana

  • Pat Chanod

  • William Cordo

  • Salvatore Cucco

  • Frank DeGuzman

  • Michael DeMarco

  • Edward Del Colle, Jr.

  • William Devansky

  • Pat DiFortuna

  • Frank DiPaola

  • Albert Eisenberg

  • Nat Farragasso

  • John Jacobs

  • Karl Kovak

  • John J. Lauria

  • David Lowell

  • Charles F. Lynch

  • Peter Mastrangelo

  • Michael Merola

  • John Oleon

  • Jack Palazzo

  • John Panchery

  • Herbert Phillips

  • Gerald Pyper

  • Thomas Quinn

  • Anthony Rizzuto

  • Clarence Searles

  • Anthony Shields

  • Henry Shulman

  • Martin Spar

  • Richard H. Stewart

  • David Sucherman

  • George Swindasz

  • William E. Tuite

  • Frank Valentino

  • Charles Vasile

  • Ken Younghans

  • Emil Zaleszak


  • John McKissick, Virtu Financial
  • Jan Hanshaft, Charles Schwab & Co.
  • Chris Catania, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • John O'Brien, Wells Fargo
  • John McKissick, Virtu Financial

Become a Member

As a member, you will be connected with operations professionals from broker-dealers, banks, clearing firms, asset managers, accounting firms, and consulting firms. Our breadth of membership means you will be able to critically and effectively engage key issues affecting corporate actions activities in the financial services industry.

Member benefits include:

  • Opportunities to Network with Operations Professionals Across the Securities Industry
  • Discounted Registration Rates for Educational and Networking Events
  • Opportunity to Engage on Key Issues Impacting Securities Operations through Subcommittee Participation
  • Access to SIFMA Securities Operations LinkedIn
  • Newsletters Covering Current Events and Hot Topics in the Industry

If you have any questions, please contact SIFMA's Office of Professional Societies at 212.313.1290 or [email protected].