Who's Who of Top Executives

Christopher Hayes

Title: Managing Director
Company: Wedbush Securities
Location: Cross River, New York, United States

Christopher Hayes, managing director at Wedbush Securities, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in financial services.

With over 30 years of experience in the financial service industry, Mr. Hayes has excelled as a leader in securities processing, project management, and risk management. Prior to his current role, he was active as the managing director and head of e-business at Wedbush Securities from 2017 to 2019, where he spearheaded strategic initiatives to enhance client access and implement new software solutions. Previously, he served as the managing director and head of risk management at CLSA Americas, LLC from 2013 to 2017, overseeing counterparty risk, operational risk, and market risk. He began his career as a managing director at Credit Agricole Securities USA from 2007 to 2013, where he played an integral role in the creation of SetClear, a Singapore-based institution providing outsourced middle office and settlement services.

Before embarking on his professional path, Mr. Hayes pursued an education at the University of Missouri, where he completed his Bachelor of Science. He continued his academic efforts at the Stern School of Business, earning a Master of Business Administration in finance and information systems. Following these accomplishments, he concluded his studies and entered the financial industry with a strong foundation in both theoretical knowledge and practical experience. Beyond his responsibilities within the field, Mr. Hayes has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. He contributed to the founding of COGENT INC, a financial services consulting firm, where he served as a founding partner from 1996 to 2007, and The FINS Group, a consulting firm focused on providing process re-engineering and system development services, where he served as a founding principal from 1990 to 1996.

In light of his impressive undertakings, Mr. Hayes has accrued several accolades throughout his career. He was recognized as a leader in risk management, project management, and securities processing, and was presented with numerous awards for his contributions to the financial service industry. Christopher’s dedication to excellence and his commitment to innovation have solidified his reputation as a seasoned leader and expert in his field.

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