Board Composition

Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland is governed by the following board of directors

Shawn Matthews – Chairman, non-executive

Mr Matthews is Chairman of the Board of Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. He has played a significant role in the substantial growth of the business and in early 2009 assumed overall executive responsibility for the firm’s Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, and Investment Banking businesses. Mr. Matthews has spent the last 20 years in a senior management role having run desks and departments at several firms. He has also been the Managing Member of a broker dealer, West Side Capital as well as the Managing Partner of hedge fund, Alchemist Capital Management in the US.

Ronan Reid – CEO

Mr Reid is Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland, a position he has held since Dolmen Stockbrokers was acquired by Cantor Fitzgerald in November 2012. Mr Reid was previously the Executive Chairman of Dolmen Securities Limited since 1995. Prior to that, Mr. Reid was the founder of NCB Futures, the futures fund management division of NCB Stockbrokers. He was with NCB Futures from January 1992 to December 1994. NCB Stockbrokers was one of the first corporate finance and stockbroking houses to be established in Dublin. Between December 1990 and December 1991 Mr. Reid was director of WPMC, a subsidiary of a German insurance company based in the International Financial Services Centre in Dublin, which was involved in managing funds in international bond and currency markets both on behalf of its parent company and third party investors.

James Bond – non-executive

Mr Bond holds the position of Chief Operating Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. He has held this position since 2013. In this role Mr Bond is responsible for the day to day management of Cantor’s global fixed income and equity sales and trading business. Mr Bond liaises with all major support areas within the firm and is responsible for supervision of all desk heads. As well as Chief Operating Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co he holds the same position in Cantor Fitzgerald Securities and Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Advisors. Mr. Bond’s previous employment included Ellis Island Partners where he was a Partner, Trader and a Portfolio Manager from 2001-2003. Prior to that he worked for both Merrill Lynch Investment Advisors and Chase Private Bank. Mr Bond holds a Bachelor of Science, Finance & Economics from Boston College and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Mr Bond is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA).

Steven Bisgay – non-executive

As Chief Financial Officer of Cantor, Steven Bisgay is responsible for all financial operations, including accounting, finance, regulatory reporting, treasury and financial planning and analysis, as well as credit and market risk management. Mr. Bisgay is a seasoned veteran with over 25 years of experience in the securities and financial services industry.
Prior to joining Cantor, Mr. Bisgay was the Chief Financial Officer of KCG Holdings. Before his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, he served as Knight Capital Group, Inc.’s Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Bisgay served as Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He has also served on the Board of Managers of Direct Edge Holdings LLC, until its merger with BATS Global Markets, Inc.
Mr. Bisgay is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS in Accounting from Binghamton University and an MBA from Columbia University. He is also registered with FINRA and holds a Series 27 Financial Operations Principal License.

Dan O’Donovan – Independent, non-executive

Daniel O Donovan has over 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry having served as a bond portfolio manager and trader with the Investment Bank of Ireland and was a founding shareholder of NCB Stockbrokers. He also served as an Executive Director of Montgomery & Govett, Managing Director of New Ireland Investment Managers, Managing Director of Setanta Asset Management Limited and executive director with Canada Life in Ireland during the period 1988 to 2007. Daniel currently serves as a non-executive director on the board of a number of financial service providers which include Mediolanum Asset Management, GAM Start Funds PLC and is Chairman of L&P Financial Services Lt and charitable organisation Rutland. He holds a BA in Mathematics and Economics from University College Cork.

Diane Moore – Independent, non-executive

Diane Moore previously worked in a Consultant capacity for Cantor Fitzgerald Europe/BGC Partners where she provided advice and guidance on regulatory and other matters. Since September 2016 she is a Non-Exective Director on the Board of Cantor Fitzgerald Europe. Mrs Moore also holds the position of Non-Executive Chair of the Audit Committee for Bank of Toykyo-UFJ Mitsubishi EMEA where she is responsible for Chairing the Committee and reporting periodically to Senior Management. She is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director at MUFG Securities, EMEA where she is a member of the Board of Directors, Audit Committee & Risk Committee and also chairs the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.
Mrs Moore holds an MBA from the Open University in the United Kingdom, an MSc from the University of London and an MA from the University of St Andrews, Scotland.
Diane worked for over 25 years at the Bank of England and the UK regulatory authorities as well as on secondment to the central banks of Germany and Austria.