Capital Markets Advisors

Turning Change Into Opportunity


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.


HeadshotTony Porraspita is an executive recruiter and Senior Business Development & Talent Acquisition Specialist for Capital Markets Advisors. As part of the executive recruitment team he is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and increasing relationships with institutional clients while retaining existing business and pursuing profitable growth opportunities. As a recruiter, he has a proven record for success and excels on behalf of our clients. Specifically, Tony specialized in working with candidates in the fields of  information technology (IT), middle and senior compliance, management, sales, as well administrative positions within the financial services industry. He is extremely dedicated to managing client relationships from project initiation through implementation, and has a knack to see what a client needs and make it happen. Tony is actively involved in every step of the recruitment, interview and placement process.

Prior to joining CMA, Tony was a Director and IT/business leader at UBS for 10 years, as well as AVP at PaineWebber for almost 20 years, operating across multiple products, platforms, and technologies. Tony’s background includes account management, consulting, business analysis recruitment, and project management with extensive experience in managing, marketing, as well as delivering business solutions and products. Tony has a consistent track-record for leading large scale projects in high pressure and fast-paced environments.

Tony has a business degree from the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College of New Jersey.


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