Global brokerage BGC Partners, Inc. has announced a series of changes to its leadership team. Namely, the company has appointed Steven Bisgay as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
The appointment will be effective from the 1st of January 2020, and Bisgay will be replacing Sean A. Windeatt, who was the Interim CFO. Once Bisgay has assumed his new role, Windeatt will resume his role as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of BGC.
Bisgay joins BGC from Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., where he was the CFO since 2015. In this role, he oversaw the financial operations, including accounting, finance, regulatory reporting, treasury, and more. At BGC, Bisgay will report to Howard W. Lutnick, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BGC.
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Commenting on the appointment, Lutnick said: “Steve is a tremendous asset for BGC, and we strongly value his industry experience. It was clear to us that Steve was the strongest candidate for this role.
“His in-depth knowledge of our business, experience with electronic trading companies, strong relationship with our lenders, bankers, and the marketplace, will be invaluable as we continue to accelerate our strategy to further spread automation and technology across the financial markets. The BGC leadership team and I look forward to working closely with Steve in the coming years.”
Before he was at Cantor, Bisgay was also the CFO at KCG Holdings, Inc. He has also been the CFO and COO, Head of Business Development, Group Controller, and Director of Internal Audit during his time at Knight Capital Group, Inc. During his career, he was previously a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.
Further appointments at BGC
In addition to Bisgay’s appointment, the global broker has also hired Anthony Warner and Julian Swain for the newly-created positions of Co-Heads of Global Brokerage, which will also be effective from the 1st of January next year.