Former Morgan Stanley exec named global CFO of Jersey City-based DriveWealth

DriveWealth, a Jersey City-based fintech, on Tuesday said it named Jason Pizzorusso as its global chief financial officer. In his new role, Pizzorusso will lead strategy and development of the company’s global growth.

Prior to joining DriveWealth, Pizzorusso spent 16 years at Morgan Stanley, most recently as CFO of the Wealth Management segment, where he played a pivotal role in the E*Trade acquisition as well as numerous organic growth initiatives. Pizzorusso also held various business, operations, finance and technology roles over his career at Morgan Stanley, including the technology lead of the platform conversion for the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney integration.

DriveWealth CEO Bob Cortright expressed his excitement about Pizzorusso joining the team, stating: “Jason is an exceptional leader with a proven track record of success in our industry. His expertise and extensive knowledge across both finance and technology will be instrumental in driving our growth and global expansion and ensuring that we continue to deliver the best possible products and experience to our partners and their customers.”

Pizzorusso’s appointment comes at a crucial time for DriveWealth, as the company continues to expand and bring its brokerage products to launch.

“I’m thrilled to be joining DriveWealth’s executive team, and I’m excited about the opportunity to join an innovative technology company that is well positioned to achieve significant growth,” Pizzorusso said. “The chance to work with a talented team that is committed to building a global brokerage marketplace is truly extraordinary. I look forward to leveraging my experience to help drive growth and ensure that we continue to deliver innovative solutions that make a difference.”