Our Board

Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland is governed by the following Board of Directors

Mark Kaplan

Chairman

Mark Kaplan is a Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. He previously spent 10 years as Chief Operating Officer for Société Générale in the Americas, where he was responsible for managing its regional operations, including the IT, Operations, Finance, Product Control, Operational Risk, IT Security, BCP, Sourcing and Real Estate departments. He helped develop and build many of the firm’s business initiatives, complete several significant mergers and acquisitions and lead several regional strategic initiatives.

 

Prior to that position, Mr. Kaplan was the General Counsel for Société Générale for the Americas, leading its Legal and Compliance departments. Before joining Société Générale, he was the General Counsel for CIBC World Markets Corp.’s U.S. operations, and previously served as the Director of Litigation at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. Mr. Kaplan holds a B.A. from Bucknell University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from Columbia University Law School.

Gerard Casey

CEO

Gerard is Cantor Fitzgerald Irelands CEO. He joined the firm in 2020 and previously served as Director of Sales, where he was responsible for client- and market-facing teams in Ireland.

 

Prior to joining Cantor Fitzgerald, Gerard held a prominent position as a senior leader at RBC Capital Markets in Europe. He previously spent 10 years at Goldman Sachs during which he occupied various roles in trading and leadership capacities and spent three years at Lehman Brothers as an Equity Trader. He earned an M.A. in Mathematics from Trinity College Dublin.

Russell Haley

Non-executive

Russell Haley is the CFO for Europe & Asia covering mainly Cantor Fitzgerald Europe and Cantor Fitzgerald Hong Kong but also other businesses in the regions responsible for Product Control, Management Reporting and Statutory/Regulatory Reporting.

 

Mr. Haley is also the Treasurer for Europe & Asia covering mainly Cantor Fitzgerald Europe and Cantor Fitzgerald Hong Kong but also other businesses in the region activities of the wider group. Mr. Haley is responsible for Cash and Collateral Management, Network Management and Liquidity Management.

Sean Capstick

Non-executive

Mr. Capstick is Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald Europe. He also is Head of Prime Brokerage in Europe and sits on the Board of Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland and Cantor Fitzgerald Services LLP. He joined Cantor in 2019. From 2016 to 2019 he worked for GPP, the boutique prime broker, where he was a Board Member and Head of Prime Brokerage. Mr. Capstick worked on the buy side from 2012 to 2015 as Head of New Markets and Board Member, for RWC Partners, the $20bn AUM Equity Asset Manager.

 

From 2010 to 2012 he was European Head of Equity Sales and Head of European Prime Brokerage at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He was also CEO of Prime Asset Custody Transfer, BAML’s remote bankruptcy vehicle. He was Global Head of Capital Introduction and European Head of Prime Brokerage Sales at Deutsche Bank from 2007 to 2010. He held a number of senior Prime Brokerage and Equity roles at Morgan Stanley (1998-2007) and Goldman Sachs (1993-1998). Mr. Capstick holds an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA, and a BA in Economics from Northwestern University.

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 UK, 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.

Tom Browne

Independent, Non-Executive Director (INED)

Tom Browne joined the Board of Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland on 1st September 2023 as an Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) and Chair of the Risk Oversight Committee. He is also an INED of Royal London Insurance DAC and Medisec Ireland CLG. Tom spent the last 30 years of his working career with Friends First/Aviva Ireland from which he retired in 2020 as the Chief Executive Officer. He had also worked as the Appointed Actuary and then Chief Financial Officer prior to his CEO role.

 

Prior to Friends First, Tom spent time working with Irish Life and Zurich Life. Tom is a qualified Actuary and a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland.