Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) Announces the Addition of Three New Board Members to its 2015 Board of Directors

The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA®) is pleased to welcome Michael Fremgen, Head of IT Infrastructure, MIO Partners at McKinsey and Company, James Kostulias, CIO, TD Ameritrade, and Casey Santos, CIO, General Atlantic to the WSTA 2015 Board of Directors. Please visit https://www.wsta.org/about-the-wsta/wsta-board-directors/ to see a complete list of the current Board (bios below) .

New York, NY – January 20, 2015

Michael Fremgen, Head of IT Infrastructure, MIO Partners at McKinsey and Company
Michael has over 25 years of experience, providing comprehensive technology solutions for the following industries: Financial Services, Consulting, Audit and Tax, Insurance and Healthcare. Throughout his professional career he has developed vast experience at analyzing IT organizations and business requirements, rapidly developing solutions and remedies, and seeing those transformations carried out to full and successful implementation. He works with Chief Executives to understand their strategic plans and is tasked with developing the IT strategy and organizational structure to deliver and enhance these plans. Michael also has considerable international experience, having traveled and conducted business in more than 25 countries. His career reflects a series of significant achievements and accomplishments across several different industries and it has provided him with immeasurable management experience and knowledge across the different Information Technology disciplines.

Mr. Fremgen is a graduate of Seton Hall University and served in the United States Marine Corp 1984 to 1988. He was recalled to active duty for the Gulf War in 1991.

James Kostulias, Chief Information Officer, TD Ameritrade
James Kostulias serves as TD Ameritrade’s Chief Information Officer (since 2011), responsible for all Active Trader, Retail, Institutional, Corporate, E-Commerce and Marketing technology needs as well as Market Data Strategy and Management. Prior to this role, he led the integration of thinkorswim and TD Ameritrade overseeing the delivery of technical, Client Service and Operational projects.

In his ten years at TD Ameritrade, Kostulias has held a variety of leadership roles in both Technology within the Project Management and Application Development areas and the Active Trader Business developing the Product and Platform Strategy. This included the acquisition and integration of multiple firms with advanced trading platforms, new research offerings and marketing initiatives, all leading to TD Ameritrade’s industry-leading daily average revenue trade (DART) volumes.

James has spent over 17 years in Financial Services, starting with Datek Online where he held a variety of Operational Management Positions in 1998 and continuing on to Moody’s Investor Services, where he designed and implemented a Global Professional Development Training Program for over 300 Senior Credit Analysts in 12 countries. James holds Series 7, 63, 24, and 4 licenses and a BA from Rutgers University.

Casey Santos, Chief Information Officer, General Atlantic
Ms. Santos joined General Atlantic in 2014 and works from the firm’s New York office.

Prior to General Atlantic, Ms. Santos served as head of IT for twelve years at MIO Partners, McKinsey’s private investment group, after having moved over from the firm’s consulting business. Prior to that, Ms. Santos worked in a number of technical roles at different companies, including having spent four years at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

Ms. Santos holds a B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and both an M.B.A. and a Masters in Management and International Studies from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

WSTA 2015 Board of Directors
John Killeen, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Functions Technology, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

1st Vice President
Chris Randazzo, CIO and Managing Director of Wealth Management & Investment Management Technology, Morgan Stanley

2nd Vice President
Joseph Weitekamp, Managing Director – Chief Enterprise Architect, ITG, Inc.

Ronald F. Ries, CPA, Partner, WeiserMazars LLP

Michael Maffattone, Chief Technology Officer, Annaly Capital Management, Inc.

Alex S. Berson, Executive Director and Distinguished Engineer, Corporate Technology and Risk, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Randall Brett, Managing Director, Head of Software Architecture, Pine River Capital Management

Thomas Doughty, VP-Chief Information Security Officer, Prudential Financial

Michael Fremgen, Head of IT Infrastructure, MIO Partners at McKinsey and Company

Alok Kapoor, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure, Fidelity Investments

Swamy Kocherlakota, SVP, Head of Infrastructure and Operations, Visa

James Kostulias, Chief Information Officer, TD Ameritrade

Frank LaQuinta, CIO-Wealth Management and Head of Group Technology Americas, UBS

John F. Looney, Senior Vice President, Client Technology Services, State Street Corporation

Perry Metviner, Chief Technology Officer, Davidson Kempner Capital Management

Suresh Nair, Chief Information Officer and co-head of Technology, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Wealth & Investment Management

Lawrence Pecker, Program Director, US Bank Regulatory Reporting, Deutsche Bank AG

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

Alec Polnarev, SVP – Head of Enterprise Infrastructure, Harvard Management Company

Casey Santos, Chief Information Officer, General Atlantic

Phyllis Lampell, WSTA Executive Director

Jo Ann Cooper, WSTA Executive Director

For over 46 years, the Wall Street Technology Association (https://www.wsta.org) has provided financial industry technology professionals, vendors, service providers, and consultants forums to learn from and connect with each other. The WSTA facilitates educational seminars and networking events where members meet and exchange ideas and best practices that assist them in effectively capitalizing on technology advances and dealing with financial industry business challenges. Founded in 1967, the WSTA is a not-for-profit association with a long history of evolving to meet the needs of its members.


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