Virtu Financial Announces Changes to Finance Management Team
Virtu Financial, Inc. a leading provider of financial services and products that leverages cutting edge technology to deliver liquidity, execution services and analytics and connectivity products, announced the appointment of Sean P. Galvin as its new Chief Financial Officer along with the promotions of Cindy Lee as its Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Colm Mac Curtain as its Head of Finance EMEA.
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“We are pleased to announce Sean’s return to Virtu in the Chief Financial Officer role. Sean’s deep knowledge of our business and industry along with his financial and leadership acumen will add significant value to Virtu,” said Virtu’s Chief Executive Officer, Douglas A. Cifu. “Cindy’s expertise has contributed significantly to the Company through its growth and maturation and Colm provides leadership across the EMEA region. This strengthening of our senior team from within the industry and our own deep bench of talent will enable continued operational excellence as Virtu continues to evolve and grow globally.”
Sean P. Galvin joins Virtu as its Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Sean succeeds Alex Ioffe, who has agreed to depart the Company in connection with the transition. Sean has more than 30 years of experience in the accounting and financial services fields and previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of KCG Holdings, Inc., the Chief Accounting Officer of BGC Partners, Inc., and in various other senior finance roles with Virtu, KCG Holdings Inc. and Knight Capital Group, Inc. (“Knight”). Prior to joining Knight in 2000, Sean was a Vice President at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Sean also worked at PwC, beginning as an Audit Staff Accountant and transitioning to Senior Tax Manager.
Cindy Lee has been promoted to Deputy Chief Financial Officer. Cindy has been with Virtu since 2011, serving in various senior financial roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to joining Virtu in 2011, Cindy worked in the product control group at Royal Bank of Scotland, and as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche.
Colm Mac Curtain has been promoted to Head of Finance EMEA. Colm joined Virtu in 2014 and has held senior roles across the Company’s EMEA finance department. Colm previously served in various senior roles in the financial services industry, including at Optal Financial and Abbey Capital Ltd.