Patrick Cronin is CEO and Group Head of BMO Capital Markets. He was appointed to this role in November 2016 and is responsible for BMO Financial Group’s interactions with corporate, government and institutional clients.
Previously, Mr. Cronin was President and Chief Operating Officer of BMO Capital Markets where he had oversight of all balance sheet and risk management activity, international operations, and regulatory and compliance functions. Prior to that, he served as Head of the firm's Trading Products group, where he had responsibility for the Sales, Trading, Research and Structuring groups in Equity Products, Debt Products, Foreign Exchange, Derivative Products and Securitization.
Mr. Cronin joined BMO Capital Markets in 1993 and progressed through a series of increasingly senior positions on the trading floor. He was appointed Co-Head of the Equity Derivatives Group in 2001 and Co-Head of Financial Products four years later.
Mr. Cronin is a member of BMO Financial Group's Executive Committee and chair of BMO Capital Markets’ Operating and Executive Committees. He currently serves on the Board of the Loran Scholars Foundation, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, and the Canadian Depository For Securities Limited. He is also a Sector Chair of the United Way Toronto & York Region Individual Giving Cabinet and a member of the Women in Capital Markets Advisory Council.
Mr. Cronin holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.
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