R.J. O’Brien Hires Staniford to Head Up Institutional Business Development

Daniel Staniford will be responsible for bringing aboard new salespeople and clients in New York and London.

R.J. O’Brien & Associates (RJO), an independent futures brokerage and US clearing firm, has today appointed industry veteran Daniel Staniford to the role of Executive Director, responsible for the firm’s institutional business development in New York and London.

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Staniford brings with him over two decades of experience in sales and management at some of the world’s most prominent banks and financial services institutions. Commencing today, he will operate from RJO’s New York office, liaising regularly with the UK to further expand the firm’s sales capabilities in the two key financial centers.

Staniford brings with him over two decades of experience in sales and management.

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Gerald Corcoran, RJO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, “Dan is highly respected in the industry and he has a great track record of building enduring client relationships and recruiting talented, experienced salespeople. I’m confident he will be a great asset to us as we further build out on our institutional sales teams and onboard clients throughout New York and London as well as across the globe.”

Prior to joining RJO, Staniford spent 13 years at Citigroup Global Markets, serving most recently as Managing Director, Rates Sales. He spent the first seven years of his career at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., where he became a Vice President in the Commodities Lending Department.

Staniford, who will report to Corcoran added, “I’m thrilled to join RJO, which has a stellar reputation, a high-touch service philosophy, fantastic risk management metrics and cutting-edge technology. I believe RJO is ideally positioned in this regulatory and global environment, and I’m looking forward to bringing aboard new salespeople and clients in the growing regional offices in New York and London.”


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