John T. Foster
President / CEO, Bedford and Main Financial Consulting, Inc.
John's areas of expertise include: Retail and Institutional Broker Dealers; Discount Brokers; Clearing Firms; Supervision; Suitability; Foreign Accounts; Platform Selection for Securities Processing Systems; Correspondent Clearing for Introducing Brokers; Conversion Specialist; FINRA Exams, AWC Resolutions and WSPs; FINRA Compliance for Retail Brokerage, Due Diligence, Complex Products, Financial Advisor Heightened Supervision, Client Suitability, and Best Practices; Pricing and Product Specialist for P&L Reviews and Allocation Models; Strategic Management Initiative Support; Efficiency Evaluations; and Contract Negotiations.
With 35 years of banking and broker/dealer experience, Johnís resume includes senior management responsibilities that range from SVP of super-regional PNC Bank, to Managing Director with the international premier bank BNP Paribas, to most recently being the President/CEO at the midwest discount broker and full service retail firm, Regal Securities. In 2012, John took his role in the industry in a new direction and founded Bedford and Main Financial Consulting, as a specialized consulting firm servicing the financial community.
John brings a diverse background, having worked with firms of varying sizes and levels of complexity. He offers a unique blend of executive front-office experience, coupled with an in-depth nuts and bolts knowledge of back-office operations. The success of Bedford and Main quickly offered opportunities to use his experience and expertise in providing expert witness services.
For additional information, please visit www.BedfordandMain.com . We look forward to working with you.