About Us

Brian Coad

Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer

Brian Coad, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Cartica, is responsible for overseeing Cartica’s finance, operations, investor relations, legal and compliance functions. A seasoned senior leader, he has a distinguished track record of creating operational and financial infrastructures to accelerate and support growth.

Prior to joining Cartica, Mr. Coad was Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategic Planning for the operating companies of PrinceRidge Holdings LP (“PrinceRidge”), a middle-market investment bank. As one of the initial employees of PrinceRidge, Mr. Coad built the finance and accounting function.  While at PrinceRidge, he was responsible for accounting, finance, treasury, and tax as well as supporting brokerage clearing and operations.

Prior to joining PrinceRidge, Mr. Coad was CFO for Broadpoint Securities Group, Inc. (“Broadpoint”, NASDAQ: BPSG), a publicly-traded middle-market investment bank.  Mr. Coad was responsible for external and regulatory reporting, oversight of the firm’s clearing operations, and all corporate and business risk.  Before becoming CFO, Mr. Coad was Broadpoint’s Director of Financial Planning and Analysis.  Prior to joining Broadpoint, Mr. Coad was a co-founder and CFO of Frost Securities, Inc. (“Frost”), a boutique investment bank and broker-dealer specializing in energy and technology. While at Frost, Mr. Coad was responsible for all logistics functions, including finance, accounting, operations, legal, compliance, IT, and administration.

Mr. Coad earned his BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.