The Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA) is Pleased to Announce its 2019 Board of Directors

The WSTA is pleased to welcome Michael McGrath, Executive Director, JP Morgan Chase to its 2019 Board of Directors.

At JP Morgan Chase, Mike is responsible for digital strategy and planning in wealth management operations; driving transformation through technology that creates operational scale and efficiencies, manages risk and enables great service experiences.

Mike has spent 20 years in financial services, mostly in the online brokerage industry. Prior to joining JP Morgan Chase in 2016, he was the Managing Director of Web and Mobile Products and Platforms for TD Ameritrade where he led the launch and management of numerous products and innovations, including one of the first investing apps in the Apple app store, multiple website and app launches and the integration of virtual agent, voice and other technologies. Mike spent 17 years in the online brokerage industry, starting at Datek Online in the late 90s, and has had roles in brokerage operations, trading, product management, and technology before spending the last decade focused on digital product management. He holds Series 7, 63, 24, 4 and 55 licenses and a BA in Business Management from The College of New Jersey.

The WSTA would like to thank its Board of Directors for volunteering their time, experience and expertise which allows the organization to continue to serve as a valuable resource for the financial industry.

WSTA 2019 Board of Directors

James Kostulias, Managing Director, Retail Client Experience, TD Ameritrade
1st Vice President
Casey Santos, Chief Information Officer, General Atlantic
2nd Vice President
Ken DeGiglio, Chief Information Officer, Equilend
Ronald F. Ries, CPA
Thomas I. Piderit, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Curt Andringa, Director Technology Infrastructure Business Management, TD Ameritrade
Randall Brett, Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer, Pine River Capital Management
Raja Chris, Director, Head of Infrastructure, Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
Salvatore Cucchiara, Head of Wealth Management Technology, Morgan Stanley
Thomas Doughty, VP-Chief Information Security Officer, Prudential Financial
Swamy Kocherlakota, CIO, S&P Global
John F. Looney, SVP, Enterprise Data Governance & Management, State Street Corporation
Mike McGrath, Executive Director, JP Morgan Chase
Nick Pinarligil, Head of Enterprise Infrastructure, Fidelity Investments
Alec Polnarev, SVP-Head of Enterprise Infrastructure, Harvard Management Company
Christopher Reimers, Managing Director, Global Technology & Operations, Bank of America
Joseph Salvatore, SVP, Brown Brothers Harriman
Phyllis Lampell, WSTA Executive Director
Jo Ann Cooper, WSTA Executive Director

About the Wall Street Technology Association (WSTA)

The Wall Street Technology Association ( provides 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.

During 2019, the WSTA plans to continue to host educational seminars, panels, focused roundtables, and other unique events that will address business and operational challenges and technology solutions for the Financial Services Industry. 2019 topics include: Emerging and Disruptive Technologies; Workplace of the Future; Cloud-First Design; Machine Learning, RPA and AI; Next-Generation Cybersecurity; Digital Transformation and the Customer Experience; and Emerging Technologies and Digitalizing Legacy Applications. The WSTA will also host two “Premiere Social Events” for technology professionals to get together after hours in an informal setting. For a complete calendar, visit


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