WSTA Committee Members

The Board of Directors is supported by several WSTA Committee Members who drive and support specific initiatives.

Special Advisor Committee
The Special Advisor Committee is comprised of technology specialists and business professionals that assist the WSTA on specific projects and/or initiatives.

Alex Berson

John Checco

John Killeen
WSTA, Immediate Past President

Michael Maffattone
MultiMix IT LLC, CIO

Ronald F. Ries

Joseph Salvatore

Michael Santoro

WSTA Content Advisory Committee
The Content Advisory Committee is comprised of visionary industry leaders who are intimately familiar with the business and technology trends of the financial services industry. This Committee develops the content and topics that are addressed in seminars, panels, roundtables and Digital News.

Johna Till Johnson – Committee Chair
Nemertes Research, CEO and Founder

Alex Berson

Luc Boivin
Verizon Business Group, Managing Director – 5G & Enterprise Solutions

Kim Bozzella
Protiviti, Managing Director, Technology Strategy

Randall Brett
Schonfeld Strategic Advisors, Head of Risk Technology

Tom Brown
NTT DATA Services, Senior Vice President

Mark Bubar
Verizon Business Group, Managing Principal Global Financial Services

Jo Ann Cooper
WSTA, Executive Director

Vibha Gupta
TD Ameritrade, Vice President, Digitization

Johna Till Johnson
Nemertes Research, CEO and Founder

Phyllis Lampell
WSTA, Executive Director

Scott Miller
AT&T Business, Lead Channel Manager

Peter Mottram
Protiviti, Managing Director, Enterprise Data and Analytics

Deepa Nagaraj
Mphasis, Head of Corporate Communications

Thomas I. Piderit
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Vice President

Eric Reddel
Booz Allen Hamilton, Financial Services Principal

Shyamal Sen
Bank of New York Mellon, Director of Enterprise Business Architecture

Paul Sturr
Morgan Stanley, Executive Director Client Reporting

Chuck Thomas
Gartner, Research Director, Banking and Investment Services (BIS) Research

Matt Trokey
NTT DATA Services, Managing Director

Scott Walters
Booz Allen Hamilton, Vice President


WSTA Digital News Publication Committee
The Digital News Committee, comprised of technology and business professionals, reviews and edits educational articles contributed by WSTA Vendor Affiliates, analysts, members, and other industry professionals. The Committee provides feedback and recommendations so that the content is beneficial to financial technology and business professionals.

Jo Ann Cooper – Committee Chair
WSTA, Executive Director

Joshua Crandall
Morgan Stanley, Vice President

Ian G. DiBernardo
Brown Rudnick LLP, Chair, IP Litigation Practice Group; Practice Group Leader, US Technology Group

Paul Kirvan
Paul Kirvan Associates

Shyamal Sen
Bank of New York Mellon, Director of Enterprise Business Architecture


WSTA Seminar Content Review Committee
The Seminar Content Review Committee is comprised of financial firm technology professionals who review presenter abstracts and presentations for each seminar to ensure that the content provided is educational versus sales oriented. They also provide constructive feedback and direction so that the material covered is timely and relevant to WSTA members and other industry professionals in attendance.

Jo Ann Cooper – Committee Chair
WSTA, Executive Director

John P. Abato

Alex Berson

Raj Bhaskar
Raymond James, Vice President of Technology Strategy, RIA & Custody Services

Randall Brett
Pine River Capital Management, Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer

Larry Caminiti
Transamerica, IT Manager – ALM Hedging, Derivative Trading and Analytics

Deepak Chandran
Morgan Stanley, Security Architect

Pinaki Datta
Citigroup, Global Head of FX Prime Brokerage Technology

David Ho
Citigroup, Technical Information Security Officer

Hari Kilakkencherry
JPMorgan Chase & Co., Executive Director, Global Equity Technology

Swamy Kocherlakota
S&P Global, CIO

James Kostulias
TD Ameritrade, Managing Director, Retail Client Experience

Phyllis Lampell
WSTA, Executive Director

Thomas I. Piderit
Federal Reserve Bank of New York,Vice President

Shyamal Sen
Bank of New York Mellon, Director of Enterprise Business Architecture

Paul Sturr
Morgan Stanley, Executive Director Client Reporting

Ravi Trivedi
Nuveen (A TIAA Company), Assistant VP, Innovation and Decision Sciences


WSTA Boston Expansion Committee
The Boston Expansion Committee helps to identify new member and vendor prospects to participate in local seminars and networking events. They provide input on content, panels, and end-user discussions as well as moderate, promote, and attend Boston events.

Donald Anderson
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Senior Vice President & CIO

John F. Looney
State Street Bank Corporation, Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Data Officer

Nick Pinarligil
Fidelity Investments, Head of Enterprise Infrastructure

Alec Polnarev
Harvard Management Company, Managing Director – Information Technology


If you are currently a Corporate or Individual Member or an Affiliate who is interested in volunteering to become a WSTA Committee Member, please send us a message.


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