Peter Cherasia the Chairman of the Board of Trade Informatics LLC. He is the former Head of Markets Strategies for J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank.
Mr. Cherasia joined J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank from Bear Stearns & Co where he was a member of the Management and Compensation Committee and held multiple senior business management, technology, and operations leadership positions over 23 years. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Cherasia was head of Global Technology, Operations and Real Estate for J.P. Morgan, responsible for technology and operations strategy and execution, as well as the firm’s global location strategy.
Managing more than half of the Investment Bank’s staff through the height of the financial crisis, Pete executed on the merger integration with Bear Stearns, and launched a front-to-back re-engineering of the bank’s derivative and processing platforms. He was the firm’s Chief Information Officer, Global Head of Operations, Director of e-Commerce, Co-Head of the Equity Analytics and Systematic Trading Group and Head of the Financial Analytics and Structured Transactions Group.
As CIO/Director of e-Commerce, Mr. Cherasia was responsible for all aspects of global information and trading technology at Bear Stearns as well as all the direct electronic initiatives of the firm such as investments in online businesses and technologies.
Prior to serving as Global CIO, Mr. Cherasia headed Bear Stearns’ Financial Analytics and Structured Transactions Group (‘F.A.S.T.’) from 1990 – 1999.
Mr. Cherasia holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University where he is Vice Chairman of the University’s Board of Overseers, Chairman of the Executive Board of the School of Engineering and Co-Chair of Rutgers University’s Campaign Committee. He is also a board member of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Research Advisory Committee.