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MichaudPaul Michaud is a Toronto based Partner and Regional Head of Canada for CMA. Paul has expertise in all aspects of Trading, Transaction Processing and Risk Management from both the business and technology perspectives. Prior to joining CMA, Paul was responsible for Financial Market Industry Solutions at IBM and has held senior executive and consulting roles at IBM and PwC as well as directly for various Banks, Asset Managers and Energy Companies in both North America and Europe. Paul has extensive knowledge of all traded financial and energy products with particular expertise in complex OTC Financial and Energy transactions. Paul is recognized as a leading Subject Matter Expert for both the Financial Markets and Energy Sectors and has been an invited speaker and author on a wide range of issues facing these sectors over the years.

In addition to his deep product and business knowledge in the Financial Markets and Energy sectors, he also has deep technical knowledge in the areas of Enterprise and Application Architecture, Service Oriented Architecture and High Performance Computing as well as a wide array of other technologies. He has designed large trading and risk systems for a number of exchanges as well as Buy and Sell side Financial Institutions and various Energy companies. Paul continues to advise Investment Banks, Assets Managers, Hedge Funds, Brokerages, Exchanges, Energy Companies and other large enterprises around the world on a wide range of business and technology issues.

Paul has a BA in Economics and Mathematics, and MA in Economics and an MSc in International Securities, Investments and Banking.


Don Nisonoff, a partner with CMA for regulatory and business development, brings a wealth of experience across a broad range of capital markets practice areas gained at Wall Street investment banks, prominent law firms and the US Securities and Exchange Commission.  He has advised traders, bankers and compliance personnel on complex U.S. and cross-border transactions in equity and fixed income products, options and derivatives and in regulatory inquiries and investigations. His work with CMA focuses on advising and identifying opportunities for the company’s exceptional expertise in transaction systems and processing, clearing, prime brokerage, derivatives and risk management, with a focus on regulatory compliance.

Prior to joining CMA, Don was General Counsel of the Equity Division at Nomura Securities in its New York Office, covering trading, sales, banking, research and derivatives and as Deputy General Counsel of the company.  He has also had senior counsel and consulting roles with Bank of New York Mellon, advising their multi-service investment bank across trading, sales and investment banking and E*Trade as senior counsel to its clearing broker. Prior to his work on Wall Street, Donhad a senior regulatory practice for fifteen years with NYC law firms, Proskauer Rose, Rosenman & Colin (now Katten Muchin Rosenman) and Fried Frank advising major investment banks, mid-sized multi-service broker-dealers, US and foreign money managers, and equity, fixed income and options trading firms.  His preceding work with the SEC involved the oversight of the US Stock Exchanges in the Division of Trading and Markets.

Don has a B.A. in English and American Literature with high honors from Brandeis University and a J.D. from the Cardozo School of Law, with a focus on corporate and securities law.


David Carle has a long history providing operational and technical expertise for leading buy and sell side firms as well as broker-dealers.  As a data expert he has helped firms by meeting risk and regulatory requirements, turn-around underperforming and failing to perform projects and drive ideas and new data products to increase their competitive advantage.

The data solutions that David has created have helped firms accelerate their data transparency, analysis and governance as much as 80%.

David graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in Economics and Computer Science.


Brett Evans is a partner, responsible for Recruiting and Business Development, at CMA.

Brett has sat on trading floors in schedule A & B banks and boutiques with over twenty years of Capital Markets trading, treasury, currency, options and payments experience before getting into recruiting. He has extensive experience in options trading, client relationship consulting and risk, and sales management, including P&L responsibility for these business lines. Credit and credit management and compliance have been a large part of his experience. He has traded at schedule A & B banks and built a boutique firm in the treasury space and has managed a team of traders. Business development and strategic partnerships have been a large part of his focus and he has managed and mentored sales/trading teams in this specific industry as well. His experience has been an integral part of the growth of several new initiatives within Capital Markets. Brett’s experience has allowed him to work and trade on many different platforms that support these types of transactions and he has a very good sense of the global marketplace and particularly the competition.

A proven business development sales strategist with over twenty years’ experience in sales & managerial roles. He has built high performing sales teams in all areas of Capital Markets.  An excellent communicator, motivator and team player that interacts well with others and continually demonstrates a positive attitude. A well-organized professional with extensive fundraising and public speaking experience and a large network in the North American business community. With high personal drive and motivation Brett thrives on generating new business.

Some of the areas of concentration Brett has specialized in are Financial Services recruiting (contract & full-time) including trading, sales, capital markets, investment banking, wealth (HNW), private client, institutional sales & treasury, payments, FX, insurance, compliance AML, risk, settlements, operations (back & front office) & IT within North America. Brett has helped a wide range of firms buy and sell books & build high performance teams. He has done many placements in HR and IT focused on end-to-end IT, Digital, Finance, Risk, Software & Hardware Engineering, and Big Data Analytics. Brett also has a proven track record of successful placements in the Agile space (Agile coaches, Scrum Masters, UI Designers / Developers, Data Scientists, DevOps resources and Full Stack Developers).  Brett’s specialty in Finance, Investment Services and Digital is showcased in placements for Fintech Startups, major banks, financial institutions & Fintech with Venture Capital firms.  His experience in the last 7 years has been focused on recruitment within Capital Markets all over North America, Europe & UK.


Victor Marranca is a Senior Advisor within CMA’s regulatory and trading systems practice with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, specializing in leading high-profile programs, complex project management and product design and delivery.  Victor has deep experience in regulatory reporting and risk management data initiatives, and he has thought leadership published on CAT reporting (JSOC) and LIBOR Transition.  He has previously held FINRA Series 7 and 24 registrations with two broker-dealers.  Working with several CAT Industry Members to develop CAT reporting and exception handling across all phases.  Developed order, execution, allocation and customer information vendor templates (Fidessa, Flex Trade) to accelerate CAT requirement gathering, planning and testing.  For a major, global broker-dealer, established applications to support policies and practices of various compliance requirements, including ACT, OATS, OTS, EBS, SEC Rule 605, 606, 17a-4, 5, 6 and other reporting regulations for wide swath of Equities, Options, ETFs and various complex products.  For a high-volume market intermediary, managed multi-million-dollar book of work and aligned firm’s products and processes with firm policy and SDLC methodologies, including ATS infrastructure and architectural upgrades.  Established and stood up Global Bank LIBOR Transition PMO governance program across all bank regions, business lines and functions.  Created standalone impact assessment report, by region, business line and function, with risks, criticality and prioritized implementation roadmap and owners.


Craig Kravetz is a Senior Advisor in the regulatory and trading systems practice of CMA with over 25 years of experience designing, building, implementing & maintaining trading systems, including all regulatory requirements and especially CAT.  Craig has extensive experience in business analysis and software development in quantitative trading, DMA, OMS, business intelligence systems, data warehousing, enterprise system integration, and data modeling. Expertise assimilating, managing, mentoring, and leading high performing design and development teams as well as contributing individually.

Craig has developed and implemented CAT reporting, including testing, for Morgan Stanley, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Bank of Montreal (BMO), UBS and Broadridge.

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