Leadership

Jorge is Penserra’s founder and Chief Executive Officer since June 2007.

Developing innovative products/services, implementing precise solutions, and engaging in effective recruiting are at the forefront of Jorge’s leadership focus. He leads the Executive Committee, which sets the firm’s strategic direction, working across all business lines to ensure Penserra is focused on its client’s most critical trading and investment objectives.  Jorge is also Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Prior to founding Penserra, Jorge spent fourteen years at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which is now part of BlackRock, in various senior capacities including Head of Transition Management and Senior Portfolio Manager. Before working at BGI, he also worked for Baxter International and Conagra in finance roles.

Jorge is very active with the local community. He serves on the board of directors and finance committee for Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. Jorge also serves on the board of directors for Pangea Legal Services, a legal advocacy group for immigrant rights, as well as a member of the finance committee for the Community Foundation of Mendocino.  Jorge also established the Founder’s Scholarship for immigrant college-bound students and, more recently, the Penserra Foundation, a nonprofit entity focused on working with communities and organizations to promote diversity, education, and the well-being of children.

Jorge is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a BS in Finance. He is also a graduate of Columbia University with a MBA focus in securities analysis and a graduate of University of California, Berkeley with a MBA focus in business strategy. He holds security licenses 3, 7, 24, 27, 63, and 66.

Anthony joined the firm in 2007 as one of the original employees of Penserra. In his current position, he manages the operations team and oversees all compliance regulations.

Anthony was formerly the Chief Compliance Officer of Joseph A. Sangimino Inc., a firm tailored towards servicing institutional clients.  Anthony also served as Compliance Officer and Head of International Operations at Rosenblatt Securities.

Anthony received his B.S. in Business Administration from Villanova University. He holds security licenses 7, 14, 24, 25, 53, 55, 63 and 87.

Connie joined the firm in August 2012. At Penserra, Connie leverages her talents between transition management, asset management, and equity trading.

Connie has over 25 years of investment industry experience on both the Buy and Sell side. Most recently she was Director of Institutional Sales Trading at JMP Securities.Prior to JMP, Connie was a Director of Transition Management at Knight Equity. She spent 4 years as a Managing Director at Banc of America Securities where she was in charge of Institutional Equity Sales Trading in the Mid-West. For nine years she managed global trading for Driehaus Capital Management.

Connie holds a B.S. in Business Management from Northern Illinois University and holds security licenses 7, 24, 55, 63 and 66.

Jason joined Penserra in 2007 as one of the original members of the firm. As the Head of Equity Trading, he oversees trading and sales globally.

Jason brings 20 years of industry experience specializing in Program Trading and Transition Management. He previously worked for Rosenblatt Securities as the Director of Equity Trading. Jason also worked on the buy side for Russell Implementation Services as a Senior U.S. Equity Trader. In addition, Jason is unique having both the buy and sell side of equity trading experience and has been a member of the National Organization of Investment Professionals (NOIP) since 2003.

Jason is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and holds security licenses 3, 4, 7, 24, 55, and 63.

Ryan Peterson currently serves as General Counsel for Penserra and is Head of Wholesale trading for Cheevers, a Division of Penserra.

Previously, Ryan served as Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel for Cheevers and Company and his job functions included, but were not limited to, drafting the annual risk assessment, coordination of on-site examinations from regulatory organizations or the SEC, anti-money laundering procedures, business continuity planning, disaster recovery procedures, and monitoring the firm’s trading activities. Ryan started his career at Harris Bank in their futures and securities division. He then joined the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) in Market Regulation as an Investigator. Following his time at the CBOE, Ryan spent four years as an attorney and compliance consultant at Regulation Technologies, LLC.

Ryan has earned a Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Financial Services, with a concentration in regulation of financial markets. In addition, he holds a Juris Doctorate of Law, a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Ryan is a licensed attorney in Illinois and he maintains his Series 7, 24, 63, 99 registrations with FINRA.

Managing Director

Dustin has been with Penserra since 2012. As Chief Investment Officer, Dustin directs and oversees the firm’s investment process and investment portfolios.

Dustin started his career in 1997 at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), now the world’s largest asset manager as part of BlackRock, and was a Portfolio Manager there when the iShares brand was developed. He also spent 3 years as a Senior Portfolio Manager at Russell Investments, helping institutional clients transition assets and implement investment strategies across multiple asset classes and structures. He then spent 2 years as Head of ETF Product Management and Product Development at Northern Trust where he helped build out all areas of a new ETF business. He then spent 2 years as Managing Director of the ETF business at Charles Schwab.

Dustin holds a B.A. from University of Iowa and is a CFA Charterholder. He also holds series 7, 63, 66 and 24.

John joined the Penserra team in April of 2017 as a Managing Director of Capital Markets. He brings with him over 24 years of industry experience in Capital Markets, Investment Banking Coverage, Sales, and Investment Management. At Penserra, John is responsible for managing debt and equity capital markets activities, deal origination, and corporate buyback transactions.

Prior to joining Penserra, John spent 7 years at Blaylock Beal Van as a Senior Vice President of Capital Markets. During his time there, John was responsible for establishing and managing relationships with Fortune 500 clients. He has successfully worked on over 350 transactions, totaling over $600 billion across multiple asset classes.

John graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and currently holds Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 securities licenses. He also received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2003.

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