Online Broker Summit 2019

Held on 

April 3, 2019



Industry experts discuss the retail investor landscape, exploring key trends in the market as well as the forces shaping the online offerings of retail brokers now and in the future

Agenda at a Glance


  • Market trends in Digital Wealth
  • Digital Engagement
  • From AI to API- How Technology will Transform Online Brokerage
Digital Engagement

Panel sessions:

  • Market Trends: View from the Experts with speakers from Markit Digital, Trading Central, J.D. Power, The Globe and Mail and Investopedia
  • The Education Imperative for Today’s Investors with speakers from tastytrade, Acorns, Scotia iTRADE, Schwab and TDAmeritrade
  • The New Tipping Point- Revolution in the Online Brokerage with speakers from STASH, E*TRADE, BMO Financial Group, Verizon Media and JP Morgan Chase
The Education Imperative for Today’s Investors


  • Welcome Reception
  • Fun Run
  • Breakfast & Lunch Buffet
  • Coffee & Networking Break
  • Dinner Event
  • Night Cap
Dinner Event

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Meet the speakers
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Mike Foy

J.D. Power
Mike Foy helps leading wealth management brands more effectively measure and improve the experience of their clients, financial advisors and employees using a data-driven approach fueled by J.D. Power’s research and over 25 years of personal industry experience working for leading brands including Merrill Lynch and Dow Jones.

Kathryn St. John

Trading Central
A fintech startup veteran, Kathryn has developed analytical algorithms and applications embedded in the world's most admired investing platforms. Today, she leads the data intelligence and customer UX envisioning required to support the most investors globally.

Jennifer Barrett

Fidelity Investments
Jennifer Barrett is the head of content at Fidelity Investments and the author of “Think Like a Breadwinner,” a wealth-building manifesto for women and a #1 release on Amazon. Before joining Fidelity, Jennifer was Chief Education Officer at the saving and investing app Acorns. Sh

Jerome Favresse

Trading Central
Jerome is a cross-asset strategist with over 15-years of investment banking experience, busy incubating new decision-support algos and AI. He specializes in Research & Strategy, Big Data, News and Sentiment Analytics. Jerome holds a Master of Science (MSc) from Bordeaux Managemen

Tom Sosnoff

Tom Sosnoff is a trailblazer in the online brokerage industry, driving innovation and financial education for investors of all levels. He offers up his expertise in the options markets as co-host of tastylive LIVE!, airing daily on the tastylive network. A former floor trader, Tom became one of Chicago's most well-known serial entrepreneurs in fintech when he built a breakthrough options-trading platform, thinkorswim, later sold to TD-Ameritrade for $750 million.

Sunayna Tuteja

TD Ameritrade
At TD Ameritrade, Sunayna leads an entrepreneurial “tiger team” with a mission to build the next generation of products, experiences and business models to break down barriers to investing and empower more people for financial success, via the ecosystems they use every day

Sean McDermott

Corporate Insight
Sean joined Corporate Insight in July 2013 and leads the firm’s digital advice- and brokerage-focused syndicated research services. Additionally, he oversees custom research engagements for CI’s brokerage industry clients with a focus on digital customer experience, product marketing/ positioning and technology issues.

Sudev Balakrishnan

Sudev is responsible for leading product strategy, execution, product design and user research functions. Prior to joining STASH, Sudev served as Senior Vice President Product and a member of the executive team at Grubhub Inc. Before Grubhub, Sudev served as vice president of product for XO Group’s commerce and registry business.

Rob Carrick

The Globe and Mail
Rob has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for over 25 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been a personal finance columnist since November 1998. Rob’s personal finance column appears twice a week in The Globe, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears twice monthly on Saturday.

Kelli Keough

JP Morgan Chase
Kelli is responsible for designing and executing a digital strategy that is integrated into all aspects of the Wealth Management business, creating the opportunity for clients to invest digitally and complementing the personal service of the firm’s advisors.

Michael Ellison

Corporate Insight
Michael Ellison is a leader in customer experience research for financial services as well as healthcare and higher education. Michael confounded Corporate Insight to address the competitive research needs necessary to help financial companies improve their marketing, customer service and product offerings.

Matt Wesche

Matt is responsible for the product lifecycle and customer experience for active trader products at E*TRADE. Prior to joining E*TRADE in 2016, Matt worked for OptionsHouse (acquired by E*TRADE) and Scottrade in a variety of product and strategy roles. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations.

John See

John See is a passionate and visionary global business leader with an outstanding record of value creation. An early participant in the commercial exploration of the internet, Mr. See built and oversaw the most successful online brokerage business in Canada which continues to as a market leader and remains the most profitable wealth franchise in the country.

Jo Lambert

Verizon Media
Jo brings over 20 years of experience in FinTech to Verizon Media, where she is responsible for the strategy and operations of various brands including Yahoo Finance, TechCrunch, Engadget, Autoblog, and #BUILTBYGIRLS. She is developing differentiated products and content through numerous channels within mobile, web, and OTT including live video and premium subscriptions services.

Jeff Chiappetta

Charles Schwab
Jeff oversees the team responsible for driving superior end-to-end experiences, rooted in innovation, for Trading Services clients. He has held a number of different roles over the last 24 years with a focus on trading and derivatives.

Catherine Allegra

Markit Digital
Catherine co-founded Wall Street On Demand in 1991, and has led Markit Digital as Chief Learning Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and most recently as Global Head. Her passion is creating collaborative, innovative cultures, developing leaders and listening to her clients to develop products and services that exceed their expectations.

Brett McDonald, CFA

Strategic Insight
Brett currently leads fintech research working with firms from the financial services, startup and asset management arenas. He joined the firm in 2013 as a member of the distribution research group and is recognized for his knowledge of direct distribution channels, digital strategy and the emerging fintech ecosystem.

Gary Christie

Trading Central
Gary has over 15 years in financial markets, serving as an equity & derivatives specialist and research analyst. Gary is regularly quoted in Bloomberg News, conducts many education and market outlook webinars for investment institutions all over the world and has been a guest speaker at the New York Traders Expo.

Christine Zalzal

Aviso Wealth
Under Christine’s leadership, Qtrade Direct Investing has solidified its reputation as Canada’s best and most reliable online broker. A first-place ranking in The Globe and Mail’s 2022 review of Canada’s online brokerages adds to Qtrade’s unmatched total of 25 first-place rankings in major industry awards over the past 17 years.

Andrew Dodenhoff

BMO Financial Group
Andrew is an accomplished sales and business leader with 14 years of proven strategic national sales and talent development experience with a focus in consumer/digital wealth management products and services.

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