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Attending the Albridge Forum

September 14, 2017

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Oyster Directors Pete Bowman, Pete McAteer and Terry Schafer will be attending the Albridge Forum on September 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.


Pete Bowman has extensive experience advising on Brokerage Platform and Correspondent Clearing Alternatives. He began his career 35 years ago at Wheat, First Securities where he was a member of the “Management Fast Track Program”.  Pete worked in all facets of Brokerage Operations and took on various supervisory and management positions. Ultimately he was appointed Director of Operations of First Clearing, the clearing arm and subsidiary of Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo Advisors). Pete then joined the Correspondent Clearing Services division of Wachovia Securities as a Segment Director, where he oversaw top tier client relationship management and assumed numerous roles in Product Development and Sales.  At Oyster, Pete created the Brokerage Clearing and Platform Advisory Services.


Pete McAteer has senior level management experience in coaching, consulting and leading large programs and operations teams; driving significant, impactful change management, process improvement and implementation efforts. He possesses a deep background with over 25 years of experience with Fortune 500 companies working in International Quality Manufacturing and Financial Services industries. Pete has spent the past 18 years in the financial services industry (brokerage and retail banking) in quality service delivery, program leadership, PMO governance and operations leadership roles. He has led complex organizational/operational integrations, change management and implementations, client service programs, regulatory responses/remediations and process improvement efforts. He has a proven track record of success serving as executive management consultant, Program Manager and PMO lead. Pete is especially skilled at building strong trusting relationships across all levels and functions across organizations.

Terry Schafer is a financial services executive, with 30 years of experience as a COO and CFO for investment banking capital markets, trading and derivative businesses in New York, London and Tokyo, as well as investment advisor, RIA and hybrid broker-dealer businesses.  Terry specializes in translating business, legal and regulatory requirements into workable business policies, processes and technology solutions.  Specific areas of focus: 1) Trading and Markets – equity automated trading platforms, best execution and related MiFID/Reg NMS requirements, risk assessments, AML remediation (Europe and US), OTC derivatives, prime brokerage, new business strategy and execution, business evaluations, compliance solutions, communication of management compliance policies;  2) Financial advisor support and technology solutions: hybrid/independent broker-dealer and RIA management oversight and trading practices, design and process implementation of financial planning and investment management technology solutions, including integrated goals based investing, training of advisors to prepare and deliver client financial plans, tax efficient investing and client and advisor support processes.

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