Speaker Bios

Joe DiMartino, Clear Street

Joe DiMartino, Managing Director, Repo Trading, Clear Street

Joe DiMartino is Managing Director, Repo Trading at Clear Street. Joe joined the firm in 2021 with nearly thirty years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Clear Street, Joe served as the Head of Repo Trading at MUFG Securities Americas for ten years. Prior to his time at MUFG, Joe held senior positions at Oppenheimer & Co. and Dresdner Kleinwort Securities. Joe holds series 7, 24, and 63 securities licenses and has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.

Josh Galper, MBA
Josh Galper, Finadium

Josh Galper, Managing Principal, Finadium

Josh Galper is the lead for Finadium’s research and consulting practice with an expertise in institutional investments, treasury and financing. Josh has conducted numerous consulting assignments for banks, asset holders, CCPs and technology companies, and is the author of over 60 industry reports as part of the Finadium research subscription. He also writes for Finadium’s online and hard copy magazine, Securities Finance Monitor. Josh has been quoted in most industry publications covering hedge funds, securities finance, collateral management and financial markets. He holds an MBA in Financial Engineering from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Glenn Havlicek, GLMX

Glenn Havlicek, CEO and Co-Founder, GLMX

Glenn is a 22-year veteran of JP Morgan Chase where he served as Managing Director responsible for Global Liquidity Management and as Chair of the Liquidity Risk Committee. His responsibilities within the Global Treasury Division included oversight of all debt issuance for JP Morgan Chase and its subsidiaries; development and implementation of the Bank’s asset and liability management process; and establishment of the Bank’s liquidity risk policies. Glenn holds an AB/Economics from Dartmouth College.

Bimal Kadikar, Transcend

Bimal Kadikar, Founder and CEO, Transcend

Bimal Kadikar is the founder and CEO of Transcend, a technology firm dedicated to helping financial institutions optimize collateral and liquidity enterprise-wide to increase efficiency, reduce risk and drive greater business performance. Bimal leads Transcend’s business and product strategies, working closely with major global banks to implement modular, innovative technology solutions that connect the front-to-back office for sharper funding and capital decisions. Bimal previously served in several senior roles at Citi Capital Markets Technology Division. He also led the global technology organization for Citi’s Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) businesses, and built the Prime Finance, Futures & OTC Clearing technology platform, expanding Citi’s growth. Bimal spearheaded Citi’s firm-wide post-2008 crisis strategy for Collateral, Liquidity and Margin, leading to the inspiration for founding Transcend’s next-generation collateral and liquidity management solutions.

Laura Klimpel, DTCC

Laura Klimpel, General Manager of Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) & Head of SIFMU Business Development, DTCC

Laura Klimpel serves General Manager of DTCC’s Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) and as Head of SIFMU Business Development at the firm. Within these roles, Laura focuses on expanding FICC’s clearance and settlement services to a broader array of market participants, as well as enhancing FICC’s existing service offerings to further reduce risk and provide optimal capital and operational efficiencies to member firms. Laura also supports the development and implementation of the overall strategy and prioritization of SIFMU initiatives, working with cross-functional teams and industry partners to develop strategies for building new products and services that mitigate risk, create market efficiencies and reduce costs.
Prior to her current role, Laura was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at New York Portfolio Clearing, LLC (NYPC) for four years. During this time, she led the effort to obtain registration as a derivatives clearing organization (DCO) and approvals for the “one-pot” cross-margining of interest rate futures cleared by NYPC with fixed income cash instruments. She also drafted and reviewed rules, policies and procedures for compliance with various regulations. Before that, Laura spent three years at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, focusing primarily on US commodities and derivatives regulation, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. Laura received her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Truman State University in 1999 and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Cornell University in 2007. She is a member of the New York Bar.

Andrea Pfenning, BNY Mellon

Andrea Pfenning, President and Chief Operation Officer, BNY Mellon Government Securities Services Corp.

Andrea Pfenning is President and Chief Operating Officer of BNY Mellon Government Securities Services Corp. (GSS Corp), a wholly owned subsidiary of BNY Mellon which provides US Government Securities and US Triparty settlement services. She also serves on the GSS Corp Board of Directors. Previously, Andrea was a client executive in Global Client Management’s Financial Institutions Group, responsible for some of the company’s largest broker-dealer relationships. Fluent in German, she gained international experience while based in the Frankfurt office, supporting financial organizations in Austria and Switzerland. Andrea is a board member of DTCC and The Mary Louis Academy, as well as a member of the Treasury Market Practices Group, the SIFMA Government Operations and Rates/Funding Committees and the Business Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Andrea has a Master of Business Administration in Finance from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Baruch College.

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