Joe Guardino

Managing Director, Client Operational Services, Global Banking & Markets Operations, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Joe Guardino is the Client Operational Services executive at Bank of America. He leads a team responsible for pre-trade activities for our global markets businesses with heavy emphasis on end-to-end client onboarding and client services.

Guardino has more than 30 years of experience managing operational teams and client support organizations. Since starting his career, Guardino has managed a variety of operational functions while living in New York, Charlotte, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Currently, he is co-vice chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Operations & Technology Steering Committee which sets the agenda for industry and regulatory change impacting the securities industry. He currently holds FINRA regulatory licenses: Series 7, 27, 53 and 63, and also the title of Chief Operations Officer for both Merrill Lynch Pierce FEnner and Smith and MLPRO, representing operations at their quarterly board meetings.