Exclusive: Bob Zekraus to join Pirum as COO

Finadium has confirmed that Bob Zekraus will be joining Pirum as COO and Head of the Americas in May and will be based in New York.

Bob was recently at Scotiabank where he was Managing Director, a member of the Prime Services Executive Committee and was the Global Head of Client Capital Management and Funding. In his new role at Pirum, Bob brings an important mix of skills across industry knowledge, strategy and relationships.

Phil Morgan, CEO of Pirum, said “We have been looking to fill this role for quite a while and I am extremely excited to have hired someone of Bob’s caliber. He brings with him significant experience in global markets, securities finance & collateral management and financial technology and coupled with his personality and work ethic am confident he is going to accelerate our business trajectory in North America and beyond”.

We first met Bob in his equity finance role at Barclays. He moved to Scotiabank in 2014, hired by John Stracquadanio, to strengthen and grow the prime brokerage operation with a focus on balance sheet sophistication, asset and liability optimization and financial resources management. Bob has been a key part of this growth.

Bob is an active member of RMA and was co-Chair of the 2019 RMA Securities Finance and Collateral Management Conference. He serves on the Client Advisory Board for BNY Mellon’s Government Securities Services Corp and is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences, events and symposiums including Finadium conferences. We look forward to his continued industry participation in his new role at Pirum.

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