Chief Information Officer
Ram Nagappan is the Chief Information Officer for Pershing. With more than 30 years of information technology experience, Ram oversees the firm’s technology and deployment of digital, experience-centric wealth management solutions. As a member of Pershing’s Executive Committee and BNY Mellon’s Global Operations and Technology Executive Council, he is closely involved in setting the firm’s strategic direction and actively collaborates across the enterprise.
Ram is a distinguished technologist as well as an accomplished innovator instrumental in building industry first solutions. In the last few years, under Ram’s leadership, Pershing launched the award-winning, open architecture-based wealth management products (NetX360®, NetXInvestor®) in the US.
Prior to assuming his current role, Ram served as managing director and chief technology officer at DLJdirect and CSFB direct, pioneers in online internet brokerage. During late 90’s to 2000, he led the efforts in establishing BNY Mellon India Technology (earlier iNautix Technologies India Private Limited at Chennai, India), that provides an array of technology development service.
As a spokesperson on technology trends and issues, Ram has been featured in a number of technology and financial publications including InvestmentNews, ThinkAdvisor and on Bloomberg Radio. He is a regular keynote speaker and panelist at industry events and conferences. 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.”
Over the years, Ram has served as a member in a number of industry positions - Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Operations and Technology Advisory Committee and 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.