Broadway Technology promotes Claudia Cantarella to Chief Legal Officer

Rick Steves

She is credited with establishing the company’s in-house legal function and many of its internal policies, including, information security, employment, and human resources, data protection, compliance, and ethics.

Broadway Technology has promoted Claudia Cantarella to the role of Chief Legal Officer after leading the legal operations as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the past eight years.

Ms. Cantarella will also join the Executive Leadership Team and direct the company’s global legal and regulatory activity, guide corporate strategy and development.

She is credited with establishing the company’s in-house legal function and many of its internal policies, including, information security, employment, and human resources, data protection, compliance, and ethics.

Bringing over 25 years of extensive legal, regulatory and corporate strategy experience to her role as Chief Legal Officer, Ms. Cantarella has advised the company on global corporate governance and regulatory matters, M&A, intellectual property, privacy and security, and SOC II compliance.

Michael Chin, CEO, Broadway Technology, said: “Claudia has been a critical part of Broadway’s success for more than a decade and we are thrilled to elevate her to the role of Chief Legal Officer and Executive Team member.

“We are at a pivotal point in Broadway’s growth trajectory, and Claudia’s exceptional mix of legal prowess, strategic insight and proven leadership skills is unmatched. She will be invaluable as we navigate evolving legal, governmental and regulatory guidelines to continuously deliver exceptional service to our global customers.”

Broadway’s top legal recourse began her 13-year relationship with the firm as an outside advisor in 2008 while a Partner and Co-chair of the New York Intellectual Property Group of Salans LLP.

In 2014, she was elected a lifetime Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and service to society.

In 2006, she was named a Super Lawyer in the field of Intellectual Property and in 2012 she was appointed Vice-Chair of the International Law Privacy, E-Commerce and Data Security Committee of the American Bar Association. Ms. Cantarella holds a BS in Speech from Northwestern University and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Claudia Cantarella, Chief Legal Officer at Broadway Technology, commented: “I’m extremely proud of the in-house legal framework and corporate infrastructure we created at Broadway during my time as General Counsel, which will now propel our next stage of corporate development and enable Broadway to execute on our new strategic priorities.

“The last several years have seen unprecedented and exciting changes for Broadway, as the company has undergone a capital investment, acquisition of Barracuda FX, recapitalization by ION, and most recently our divestment. Broadway is now uniquely poised to capitalize on new market opportunities as we leverage our pioneering technology and accelerate our innovation.”

Prior to join Broadway Technology, she served as Special Counsel, Intellectual Property at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, and was also a Legal Consultant to the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization.

Broadway has recently appointed Michael Chin as CEO in March 2021. Chin is a 30-year industry veteran who has most recently served as Managing Director, Global Head of Trading at Refinitiv. There, he oversaw the pre-trade desktop, execution platforms, real-time data, and analytics across equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, and commodities.

Prior to that, he was president and CEO of Mantara, having transformed it into a leader in developing ultra-low latency trading solutions for the buy- and sell-side communities. He has also been president and member of the board of directors at TradingScreen, Inc., where he helped the company become the global leader in multi-asset class execution management systems.

Chin’s younger days included serving as head of JP Morgan Investment Management’s Fixed Income Trading Group after holding various regional and global trading and management positions across the US, EMEA, and APAC.

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