Pete Cherasia

Chairman, Trade Informatics, LLC

Pete Cherasia is the Chairman of Trade Informatics, a registered broker/dealer that provides trade analytics, execution services, counterparty risk management, and operational due diligence technology to some of the world's largest asset managers, hedge funds, and investment banks. Trade Informatics' systemic trading engines reduce costs, manage commissions, and retain alpha, delivering powerful sell-side trading technology to buy-side trading desks.

Mr. Cherasia is the former Head of Markets Strategies for J.P. Morgan's Investment Bank. His responsibilities included managing Markets Technology, Quantitative Resesarch, the Advanced Strategies Group, and Strategic Investments. He was a member of the Investment Bank's Operating Committee. Previously, from 2008 to 2010, Mr. Cherasia was Head of Global Technology, Operations, and Real Estate for J.P. Morgan Investment Bank, responsible for technology and operations strategy and execution, as well as the firm's global location strategy.

Mr. Cherasia joined J.P. Morgan's Investment Bank from Bear Stearns & Co, where he was a member of the Management and Compensation Committee and held multiple senior business management, technology, and operations leadership positions over 23 years. He was the firm's Chief Information Officer, Global Head of Operations, Director of e_Commerce, Co-Head of the Equity Analytics and Systematic Trading Group, and Head of the Financial Analytics and Structured Transactions Group.

Prior to joining Bear Stearns in 1985, Mr. Cherasia was a senior software specialist for Digital Equipment Corporation, concentrating on the development of financial analytics and trading systems technology. Mr. Cherasia holds a bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.