Mark Kaplan


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 and Executive Director

Gerard Casey 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.

Tom Browne

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Tom Browne joined the Board of Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland in September 2023 as an Independent Non-Executive Director 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.

Russell Haley

Non-Executive Director

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. He 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. Russell is responsible for Cash and Collateral Management, Network Management and Liquidity Management.

Diane Moore

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Diane Moore serves as Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee. Diane is also an INED on other Boards including Societe Generale Internationale Ltd (UK). 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. Diane has previously served on the Boards of Cantor Fitzgerald Europe and MUFG Securities, EMEA.


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. Diane 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.

Ronan Reid

Non-Executive Director

Ronan Reid co-founded and led Dolmen (now Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland) growing the company organically and via acquisition to c€7bln in client assets and c21,000 clients. Ronan continues to serve on the Cantor Ireland Boards. He is also Chair of the Green Effects Fund and a Non-Executive Director of Poetry Ireland.


Prior employment included establishing NCB Futures, an entity managing monies in CTA style accounts for NCB and clients and before that WPMC, managing c€1bln of assets for a range of German entities. Other career roles included Institutional Equity Salesman for ABN AMRO, Equity Fund Manager for Montgomery Oppenheim and an Institutional Bond Dealer for Investment Bank of Ireland. Ronan has previously chaired a public property company and a venture capital seed fund and was a director of the Irish Stock Exchange, a REIT fund and Tennis Ireland.

Michael Cullen

Independent, Non-Executive Director

Michael Cullen joined the Board of Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland in April 2024 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.



Michael was Chief Executive Officer of Investec Ireland between 2000 to 2023 and has over 30 years’ experience in the financial markets, having previously held senior roles within ICC and Citibank.  Michael was one of the founders of Gandon Securities, the first Irish company to get an IFSC license.  Michael is also a former Non-Executive Director of The Irish Stock Exchange Plc. Michael graduated with a master’s degree in business studies from University College Dublin and is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.