Chief Information Officer
Ramaswamy (Ram) Nagappan is the Chief Information Officer for Pershing. With more than 30 years of information technology experience, Ram oversees the firm’s technology product management and digital experience delivery for wealth management solutions. As a member of Pershing’s Executive Committee and BNY Mellon’s Technology Executive Council, he is closely involved in setting the firm’s strategic direction.
A spokesperson on technology trends and issues, Ram has been featured in a number of technology and financial publications and on Bloomberg Radio. He is a regular keynote speaker and panelist at industry events and conferences. Ram has been instrumental in developing many award-winning solutions. Most recently, Ram was recognized by ComputerWorld as a Premier 100 IT Leader and by the New Jersey Technology Council as “CIO of the Year.”
Prior to assuming his current role, Ram served as managing director and chief technology officer at DLJdirect and CSFBdirect, pioneers in online internet brokerage. He also played a significant role in establishing iNautix Technologies India Private Limited at Chennai, India, a technology affiliate of BNY Mellon that provides an array of technology development service. In these roles, Ram’s work was focused on business areas including clearance, settlement and trading order management, as well as market making. Before joining Pershing, he was a technology consultant to Guardian Life Insurance, Bakst International and Data Software Research Corp.
Ram is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Operations & Technology Advisory Committee and has served on technology advisory committees for various national securities exchanges.
A graduate of Anna University Chennai (India), Ram earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication. He has also completed the Securities Industry Institute® (SII) program, sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.