W. Leo McBlain, Chairman
Leo serves as the Chairman for the Financial Information Forum, having recently retired as a Vice President for ADP Brokerage Services Group. Mr. McBlain was responsible for guiding ADP’s activities relative to new regulatory requirements and industry initiatives. As FIF’s Chairman, Leo has represented the Forum at SEC hearings, most recently regarding Regulation NMS. Mr. McBlain was active in founding the FIF in 1996. Mr. McBlain has over thirty years experience with computer and communications technology in the brokerage industry.
Thomas J. Jordan, Advisory Committee Chair
Tom is the Advisory Committee Chair of the Financial Information Forum and is also the President and CEO of Jordan & Jordan. FIF Program Office support is provided by Jordan & Jordan, a professional services firm specializing in the financial information services industry since 1990. Mr. Jordan was the Managing Director of Knight-Ridder Financial/Americas from 1985 to 1990. He was also the Chairman of Monchik-Weber, a consulting and product development firm. Mr. Jordan also held various management positions at IBM both on the technical and the marketing side of the business.
Christopher Bok, Director
Christopoher Bok is Director of FIF. As Director, Chris is responsible for the management and oversight of all operational and content-driven activities, including leading several content-based working groups and subgroups. In this role, he works directly with industry stakeholders and regulators to develop and advocate for practical solutions to several implementation-based issues on topics including SEC Rule 606, SEC Rule 605, SEC Rule 613 (CAT), FINRA Rule 2232, TRACE, EBS, OATS, SEC Rule 13H-1 and several additional regulatory initiatives. During his tenure at FIF, Chris has written and submitted over 30 comment letters to the SEC, FINRA, MSRB, and the CAT Operating Committee on behalf of FIF members on several critical industry initiatives.
Prior to assuming his current role, Chris served as an industry consultant at Jordan & Jordan, a financial services consultancy. Chris holds a bachelor's degree from St. John's University and earned his JD from the University of Notre Dame, and is a licensed attorney in the state of New York.