Chris Pento

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Chris Pento
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Occupation CEO
Employer Clear Street
Location New York
LinkedIn Profile
Website www.clearstreet.io

Chris Pento is a New York-based American business executive and entrepreneur, who is the co-founder and CEO of Clear Street, a financial technology company.

Background[edit]

Pento's experience in the financial services industry spans over three decades. His career includes:

  • Merrill Lynch: Vice President of Operations from January 1989 to February 2002.
  • Knight Capital Group: Managing Director of Global Operations from February 2002 to June 2014.
  • Arxis Capital Group LLC: Chief Operating Officer from July 2014 to March 2016.
  • Engineers Gate LP: Chief Operating Officer of EG Market Technologies from March 2016 to November 2017.
  • Exos Financial: Managing Director and Head of Global Operations from November 2017 to August 2018.

Clear Street[edit]

In September 2018, Pento co-founded Clear Street, a modern financial infrastructure company focused on providing capital markets services including clearing, custody, execution, and prime brokerage

As CEO, he has led the company to significant growth. Clear Street was valued at $2 billion in 2023. The company has raised close to $600 million in equity and debt from investors including Prysm Capital, NextGen Venture Partners, and IMC Investments.

Education[edit]

Pento holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from Rutgers University, which he attended from 1984 to 1988.

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