Francis Paulino

Senior Vice President, Financial Institutions Investment Banking

Francis is the Senior Vice President of the Financial Institutions Group at Wedbush Securities. He joined Wedbush after five years at the National Stock Exchange, where he worked as both Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting, and as Financial Officer of the exchange – financing three datacenter moves and advising three Exchange owners on the sale of the Exchange. In addition, Francis has held the role of Financial Operations Principal and Chief Compliance Officer at NSX Securities – being actively involved in U.S. market structure and routing technology.

Prior to the National Stock Exchange, Francis spent four years as Vice President of Investment Banking at Cantor Fitzgerald, covering a variety of sectors, including banks, broker dealers, exchanges, real estate, and shipping.

In his 18-year career, Francis has also served the American Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, UBS and Datek Online Holdings at various operating levels in trading and markets. He graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in History of Science.