BGC is world renowned for its unparalleled expertise in the institutional finance sector. Our global Executive Management Team comprises industry leaders with experience across all aspects of the inter-dealer broking business.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BGC Group, Inc.
Howard W. Lutnick is Chairman & CEO of BGC Group Inc., a leading global brokerage and financial technology company; Chairman of Newmark Group, Inc., one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms; and Chairman & CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald L.P., one of the world’s leading financial services firms.
Stephen M. Merkel is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of BGC Group, Inc. Mr. Merkel is also the Executive Managing Director, General Counsel, Secretary and Director of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. Previously, he was the Director, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of eSpeed, Inc., a leader in electronic financial marketplaces and trading technology which merged with BGC Group in 2008.
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Co-Global Head of Brokerage, BGC Group, Inc.
Sean Windeatt is responsible for BGC’s global front office business operations. Mr. Windeatt has over a decade of experience in financial markets and has been responsible for business management at BGC since 2001. He is also Co-Global Head of Brokerage alongside Jean-Pierre Aubin and John Abularrage, all reporting to Mr. Lutnick.
As Chief Financial Officer of BGC Group, Jason Hauf oversees the financial operations of the Company. His responsibilities include financial planning, financial reporting, accounting, managing risk, and monitoring cash flow.
Shaun D. Lynn provides leadership to position BGC at the forefront of the global inter-dealer brokerage sector. He is responsible with his management team for the Company’s operations globally and for the direction and development of BGC’s proprietary technology.
Karen Laureano-Rikardsen leads all marketing and corporate communications programs for the company globally. Partnering with senior executives across the organization and its affiliated businesses, she is responsible for raising the company’s profile and visibility to help meet core business objectives and to enhance its brand identity with internal and external stakeholders.
Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Human Resources and Partnership
Lori Pennay oversees all human resources, compensation, and partnership administration functions for the company globally. Previously, Ms. Pennay served as a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, where she provided legal advice and representation to BGC with respect to employment and partnership matters.
Chief Counsel – Securities and Corporate Governance, General Counsel, ESG, Managing Director and Corporate Secretary
Caroline A. Koster is Chief Counsel for Securities and Corporate Governance, General Counsel, ESG, Managing Director and Corporate Secretary for the company. She oversees corporate governance and advises executive management, the Board of Directors and the Audit, Compensation and ESG Committees with respect to SEC reporting, securities, corporate transactions, related party matters, investor relations, ESG, ethics, communications, and other strategic and operational matters.
Executive Managing Director, North America, Global Head of FX Products
Daniel LaVecchia oversees BGC's global foreign exchange products broking and is responsible for leading the expansion of BGC as a global wholesale fixed-income, interest rate, foreign exchange, and derivative brokerage firm.
Steven Sadoff leads all technology and product strategy for the company globally. Previously he was Managing Director for Bank of America from 2013 until 2017, overseeing the technology globally for Central Risk Book, Electronic Trading, Sales, Research, and Capital Markets.