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.
  • Shaun D. Lynn


    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.
  • Stephen Merkel

    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

    Stephen M. Merkel is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary 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.
  • Sean P. Galvin

    Chief Accounting Officer

    Sean P. Galvin is responsible for BGC’s global accounting, controlling and treasury functions, including all financial reporting and budgeting.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jason McGruder

    Head of Investor Relations

    Jason McGruder oversees the company’s shareholder and bondholder outreach and investor communications efforts. Partnering with senior management, he is charged with raising the visibility of BGC’s performance and investor value and helping to manage the company’s regulatory disclosure requirements as a publicly-traded company.
  • Louis Scotto

    Executive Managing Director - Global Head of Fenics USTreasuries

    Louis Scotto is an Executive Managing Director and the Global Head of Fenics USTreasuries. Mr. Scotto joined BGC Partners in early 2011 as Executive Managing Director for the Americas business before assuming leadership of the North America business as General Manager.
  • Shawn McLoughlin

    Executive Managing Director and CEO of BGC Financial

    Shawn McLoughlin is responsible for BGC Partners’ operations in North America. Based in New York, Shawn works closely with BGC’s Executive Management team to define business strategy for new products and to drive revenue growth in the North American market.
  • Mark Webster

    Executive Managing Director and General Manager, Asia-Pacific

    Mark Webster is responsible for BGC Partners’ brokerage business in Asia, a position he also held from 2004-2009.
  • Jean-Pierre Aubin

    Executive Managing Director, Global Head of Listed Products and General Manager, Continental Europe

    Jean-Pierre Aubin is an Executive Managing Director who oversees listed products and primary structured products globally. Mr. Aubin is also General Manager, Continental Europe.
  • Anthony Warner

    Executive Managing Director and General Manager

    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.
  • 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.
  • Robert Miller

    Senior Managing Director and Head of US Credit

    Robert Miller is a Senior Managing Director and Head of US Credit. With a career spanning more than 25 years, Robert joined BGC Partners in 2009 from Tullet Prebon PLC, having worked since then across the New York business.
  • Caroline A. Koster

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

    Caroline A. Koster is the Corporate Secretary of BGC Partners, Inc. and the Managing Director & Chief Counsel for Securities & Corporate Governance.