Cartica Acquisition Corp team
Brian CoadCOO & CFO
Mr. C. Brian Coad, CFA, is our Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Coad has over 25 years of finance and operations experience across a wide variety of platforms, from public to private and start-up to middle market.
From 2012 until the end of 2020, Mr. Coad was the Chief Operating Officer of Cartica Management, LLC, where he was responsible for all non-investment related activities. Prior to joining Cartica, Mr. Coad was Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategic Planning for the operating companies of PrinceRidge Holdings LP (“PrinceRidge”), a middle-market investment bank. As one of the initial employees of PrinceRidge, Mr. Coad built the finance and accounting function. While at PrinceRidge, he was responsible for accounting, finance, treasury and tax, as well as supporting brokerage clearing and operations. Prior to joining PrinceRidge, Mr. Coad was CFO for Broadpoint Securities Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPSG), a publicly traded middle-market investment bank. Mr. Coad was responsible for external and regulatory reporting, oversight of the firm’s clearing operations, and all corporate and business risk. Before becoming CFO, Mr. Coad was Broadpoint’s Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to joining Broadpoint, Mr. Coad was a co-founder and CFO of Frost Securities, Inc., a boutique investment bank and broker-dealer specializing in energy and technology. While at Frost, Mr. Coad was responsible for all logistics functions, including finance, accounting, operations, legal, compliance, IT and administration.
Mr. Coad graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BBA in Finance and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.