BGC Management

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.

  • Howard W. Lutnick

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BGC Partners, Inc.

    Howard W. Lutnick is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BGC Partners, Inc., a leading global brokerage and financial technology company. In addition, Mr. Lutnick is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., one of the world’s leading financial services firms.
  • Stephen Merkel

    Executive Vice President and General Counsel

    Stephen M. Merkel is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of BGC Partners, 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 Partners in 2008.
  • Sean Windeatt

    Chief Operating Officer

    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.
  • Steven Bisgay

    Executive Managing Director

    Chief Financial Officer

    As Chief Financial Officer of BGC Partners, Steven Bisgay is responsible for all financial operations and will continue to oversee overlapping functions such as bondholder, lender, and rating agency relations.
  • Jean-Pierre Aubin

    Co-Global Head of Brokerage

    Jean-Pierre Aubin is Co-Global Head of BGC Group Brokerage alongside Anthony Warner, with both reporting to Mr. Lutnick.
  • Anthony Warner

    Co-Global Head of Brokerage

    Anthony Warner is an Executive Managing Director and General Manager, UK & Middle East for BGC Partners. He is responsible for BGC Partner’s brokerage business in London as well as key Middle East locations for the group. Anthony is also responsible for the European Commodities business and for the continued growth of BGC Partner’s largest broking office.
  • Shaun D. Lynn

    Vice Chairman

    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.
  • Louis Scotto

    Executive Managing Director Americas and Global Head of Fenics USTreasuries

    Louis Scotto is an Executive Managing Director Americas and the Global Head of Fenics USTreasuries. Mr. Scotto is leading BGC Groups' brokerage operations in the Americas in addition to his responsibilities running Fenics in the US.
  • Karen Laureano-Rikardsen

    Chief Marketing Officer

    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.
  • Lori Pennay

    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.
  • Caroline A. Koster

    Corporate Secretary, Managing Director and Chief Counsel – Securities and Corporate Governance

    Caroline A. Koster is Chief Counsel for Securities and Corporate Governance, 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.
  • Daniel M. LaVecchia

    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

    Chief Information Officer

    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.
  • Jason Chryssicas

    Head of Investor Relations

    Jason Chryssicas oversees the company’s shareholder and bondholder outreach and investor communications efforts.